A group to discuss museums
Alicia Mihalic deposited Principles and Practical Implications of the Reconstruction of Historical Dress Artefacts in Museum Environment in the group Museums on Humanities Commons 2 months, 1 week ago
Mihalic, Alicia (2020) ‘Principles and Practical Implications of the Reconstruction of Historical Dress Artefacts in Museum Environment’. in Simončič, K. N. (ed.) From Replica of Historical Dress to Costume. Zagreb: University of Zagreb, Faculty of Textile Technology. pp. 42-60.
Barbara Burman and Ariane Fennetaux, The Pocket: A Hidden History of Women’s Lives, 1660-1900, Yale University Press, London, England, 2020, Appendix: Pockets in the Old Bailey, Notes, Archives, Bibliography, Index, Picture Credits, 161 Colour Illustrations, 264 pages, Softback, £19.99.
When engaging in the visual analysis and communication of cultural collections and other types of complex historical data, scholarly or public audiences rarely get to see their multidimensional richness. Commonly, visualization tools require analysts to selectively ‘cut’ into the complexity of the data to highlight and project particular asp…[Read more]
Mit dem Begriff der Kunstvermittlung wird Politik gemacht und er wird mit gegenläufigen Verständnissen verknüpft. Das Buch “Was heißt hier Vermittlung?” arbeitet heraus, dass die Bedeutungskonkurrenz bereits im Streitbegriff der Vermittlung angelegt ist. Der unternommene Gang durch sozialhistorische und philosophische Begriffsgeschichten wird mit…[Read more]
In 1975, at the time of the independence of the last large colonies, the Portuguese government decided to maintain the main public structure of colonial research, as an instrument of cooperation and diplomacy, changing its name to Instituto de Investigação Científica Tropical. Disconnected from its primitive mission and with a very heavy and co…[Read more]
Personal and object biographies can be interwoven and reveal much about the transnational connections between Australia and other places. This chapter features two interwoven biographies: Guna Kinne, a Latvian Displaced Person who began making a national dress as a school girl in Latvia and continued to make it as she fled the Soviet army to…[Read more]
The Museum of Chinese Australian History reopened on 29th August 2010 with newly refurbished exhibitions displaying Chinese Australian history and contemporary Chinese Australian identities. This article reviews the new exhibitions in comparison with the Gum San Heritage Centre at Ararat and the Golden Dragon Museum at Bendigo and specifically…[Read more]
SHOWING OFF: QUEENSLAND AT WORLD EXPOSITIONS 1862 TO 1988 BY JUDITH
MCKAY. ROCKHAMPTON AND SOUTH BRISBANE: CENTRAL QUEENSLAND UNIVERSITY
PRESS AND THE QUEENSLAND MUSEUM, 2004; 128PP, APPENDIX, NOTES,
BIBLIOGRAPHY AND INDEX; PAPERBOUND, $29.95
Sónia Silva is an Associate Professor of anthropology at Skidmore College. Drawing on ethnographic ﬁeldwork in Zambia, as well as museum work in Europe and the USA, Silva’s research deals with materiality, material religion, the notion of the fetish, ritual and religion, divination, witchcraft, violence, and museums. Silva is the author of Alon…[Read more]
The Ella Riegel Study Collection at Bryn Mawr College houses a group of 88 coins donated by Hetty Goldman, the excavator of Gözlü Kule, Tarsus. The online database Triarte alleges that these coins were excavated at the site, with 37 vaguely titled “Coin of Tarsus (?).” My work combines archival research and numismatics to clarify the prove…[Read more]
Ok, so I know I said I would not start the discussion until Tuesday but I just came across this article in the Arts and culture section of the NYT about new work from the artist Kara Walker and I just could not resist. Please feel free to read and respond at your leisure. I will definitely post a few (I hope) thought provoking comments by or…[Read more]