Once upon a time I used to do really curatorial things - cataloguing collections, researching and writing exhibitions, rooting through the collections* - all the interesting things I’ve referred to elsewhere. One of the penalties of increasing management responsibility is that you end up doing less and less of what you came into museums to [...]
Archive for the 'Exhibitions' Category
Right back at the beginning of this blog I wrote about the experience which more than any other led me to working in museums. Now while that fixed in my head the value, the importance, of objects as the physical link to our past, it must be admitted that very few museums will provide that [...]
Interesting article in the latest MJ on singles events in museums and art galleries. Not sure how that would work out at our museums, which mostly aren’t that big (and aren’t art galleries). Still, our industrial museum might be a suitable venue on a summer evening in June or July - a big open air [...]
There seems to be something of a concerted campaign on denigration underway at the moment directed at Creative Commons in, amongst others, the Register and elsewhere. The attacks seem to be based on a combination of misinformation and a misapprehension of copyright law (one writer in particular being ignorant of the copyright law of the [...]
No, not that psuedo-scientific anti-evolution nonsense. I want to talk about design, and more specifically about graphic designers.
Why is it that graphic designers, whether they are working on exhibition panels, a booklet or other publication, or your new leaflet, or even (heaven forbid) a web site, just luurrvvv teeny, tiny text? I guess that they [...]
I’ve been thinking for a long while about ways in which I could be using technology to enhance access to museum collections and especially to open up possibilities for users / visitors / interested parties to use our material to create their own exhibitions / resources, with their own interpretive text. Some of these ideas [...]