Videos from the Winter 2012 Symposium

Posted by Ian on Feb 14, 2012 in blog

From Urban Cultural Heritage & Creative Practice Article source: http://urbanheritages.wordpress.com/2012/02/13/videos-from-the-winter-2012-symposium/

The Sound of Light by Julianne Swartz

Posted by Ian on Mar 11, 2011 in blog | No Comments

Artist Julianne Swartz recently completed a compelling installation in the Jewish Museum in New York that amounts to nothing short of a tremendously innovative interpretive tool for the museum. Explore her project on her website here: http://www.julianneswartz.com/work_archive/sound_of_light/sound_of_light.html

Exquisite Things: Online Exhibition

Posted by Ian on Mar 11, 2011 in blog, news | No Comments

Anyone interested in diving deeper into the Exquisite Things exhibition project we interacted with, you can explore more using the online exhibition site. We’d welcome your thoughts and feedback on the interactive elements, and we’d welcome your participation. http://www.exquisitethings.info

The work of art in the Age of Google

Posted by Ian on Feb 14, 2011 in blog | No Comments

The Work of Art in the Age of Google Uffizi Museum/Google Art Project On Art Project, you can look closely at the details of works like Botticelli’s “Birth of Venus.” By ROBERTA SMITH Published: February 6, 2011 If art is among your full-blown obsessions or just a budding interest,Google, which has already altered the collective universe […]

Thames Dig

Posted by Ian on Apr 15, 2010 in blog | No Comments

Here are two interviews relating to Mark Dion’s Thames Dig project in 1999 at the Tate Modern. Notice the different trajectories between the curatorial and artistic perspectives on the project, and in general note what could be seen as a lack of overarching critical engagement with the formal aesthetics and intellectual structures being mobilised as […]

Experiencing museums

Posted by Ian on Mar 4, 2010 in blog | No Comments

Here are a selection of cinematic representations of museum experiences… Play it again Sam (1972) – Unidentified NY museum (The Met?) National Lampoon’s European Vacation (1985) – The Louvre Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986) – The Chicago Art Institute The Thomas Crowne Affair (1999) – Unidentified NY museum (The Met?) Russian Ark (2002) – The […]

The Museum of Westminster

Posted by Ian on Feb 28, 2010 in blog | No Comments

Free! A unique public event in downtown Providence. On Friday March 5th and Saturday March 6th, two blocks on one of the busiest streets in Rhode Island’s capital will be transformed into a unique pop-up museum about itself. Hundreds of museum labels will be placed on windows, buildings, inside stores, on lampposts, parking meters, even […]

Audiences and activities: Rethinking museum space

Posted by Ian on Apr 19, 2009 in blog | No Comments

The recession has hit many sectors hard. The effect on arts and culture institutions have been particularly acute. Even before the full impact of the recession, museums and galleries were already under significant difficulties financially. The bail out of LA’s MOCA, the closure of the Rose Museum at Brandeis University, and the liquidation of 18 […]

Anyone for toast?: The ICS Toastermuseum

Posted by Ian on Aug 2, 2008 in blog | No Comments

Would you believe this is a toaster? And would you believe that it sold for $4,550 on eBay on 4 January 2005? It’s the Thomas A. Edison Edicraft Automatic Toaster – and this is just one of the tasty tidbits of cultish information available at the one and only Toastermuseum. The brainchild of Jens Veerbek, […]