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New York City is Also Not Japan

…but it is in many respects pretty close to it. We spent a long weekend there celebrating my wife’s birthday, charging from one art museum to the next as though they were going to be outlawed tomorrow. 56 more words


Bradford on Avon

Phyllis and I have spent the last week visiting our wonderful friends, Paul and June Bailey, at Bradford on Avon (not to be confused with the Bradford of North England or the Avon of Stratford on Avon). 55 more words


Doors to the past are wide open on Montreal Museums Day

One doesn’t often have the chance to get up close and personal with a mummy. But Hetep-Bastet, a wealthy Egyptian woman who lived during the 26th Dynasty of the Pharaohs, around 600 BC, will be on display Sunday, May 29 at the art gallery of the Université du Québec à Montréal — not under Plexiglas or cordoned off or anything. 1,502 more words


Big Technology in Little Lab

Editor’s Note: This story was originally published on defunct, Central Indiana arts website Sky Blue Window on August 25, 2014. Some content, style and formatting may differ from the original version.  765 more words


Virtual Reality: The end of museums as we know it?

Manouevring yourself around a gallery or exhibition is an art in itself. We’ve all pondered the tactics: should I go round the reverse way? Is it better to stand two centimetres away from the artworks (and risk not being able to see the exhibit as a whole), or two metres (in the knowledge that other visitors will almost certainly block your view)? 1,596 more words

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The Future of Public History Employment in the Age of the "Gig Economy"

As a fairly recent MA graduate of a public history program who is in the early stages of a professional career in the history world, I admit that how I think about the evolution and future of the public history field is largely shaped by my own limited experiences as an interpreter and educator on the front lines of history. 1,449 more words


Moholy-Nagy: Future Present at Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, May 27 - September 7, 2016

“László Moholy-Nagy (b. 1895, Borsód, Austria-Hungary; d. 1946, Chicago) believed in the potential of art as a vehicle for social transformation, working hand in hand with technology for the betterment of humanity. 522 more words