Museu(M)use: Call for Papers: Museums and Social... →
museummuse: CALL FOR PAPERS Museums & Social Issues
Accessing the arts online is becoming the norm for... →
Smithsonian puts LGBT people in the picture →
projectqueer: Queers know not only the truth of this cliché, but that we’re usually out of the picture. Historically (even often now) openly queer subjects have seldom been found in class pictures, family photo albums — let alone in portraits on museum walls. Thankfully, we’re becoming part of the picture. A new exhibition “Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture,” at the ...
Update: Restitution and the Leopold Museum, Vienna →
A while back I write a post about Raubkunst’s action to try and shame the Leopold Museum in Vienna into returning looted art work to it’s rightful owners. Just this this week the Austrian Ministry for Culture has recommended the return of seven artworks (five of which are by Egon Schiele). Click the link above for a brief article in English, or here for Die Presse’s article, if...
Evolutionary Biology and Human Psychology: A Case... →
A considered and well discussed argument about the power of celebrity and example-setting in museums from the Know Your Bone blog and the potential influence of the Donor wall.
DCMS pulls sponsorship for non-nationals: Is this... →
The DCMS four year masterplan has been announced and includes pulling funding from non-national museums which should be the “the responsibility of local communities” and has introduced more uncertainty and instability. It is not yet clear where non-national museums will receive support from after 2015 after the gradual relinquishing of control by DCMS, beginning in April next year. ...
Pecking for Sustenance In My Twitter Feed →
I would like to add to this that I like following museums nowhere near where I live so I can keep up to date on the big exhibitions, news etc. But it is tiring when they ‘bludgeon’ about events. Also, I find that if my twitter feed has a long stretch of tweets from the same institution/person (say 4 or more in a row), I’ll skim right past them, reading maybe only the first one. ...
In pictures: art that the Nazis derided as... →
amyjanebexplainsall: Fascinating slideshow.
Nina Simon of Museum 2.0 talks "How she got here" →
There was also this post from “Thinking about exhibits” called ‘Getting hired’. And if they help you break into the field, don’t forget who pointed them out to you…
MuseumsandStuff on Twitter →
For those people people who began following me more recently, here’s a shameless plug of my twitter account. It’s linked to this account, but also features extra musings and snippets that might not warrant a whole post over here. For those of you who already follow me, thank you! and as you were.
When Winston Churchill was asked to cut arts...
I just really, really hope that this is a real life fact.
Museums Now: Measuring the Value of Culture →