With the date in which the UK is scheduled to part ways with the EU fast approaching, Talbot Rice Gallery releases Borderlines. The Contemporary Art Gallery of the University of Edinburgh, under the direction of Tessa Giblin, delights us with a new exhibition that, although it is not specifically about Brexit, raises questions about land […]Read More Borderlines: A Review
It is commendable to include a varied collection of objects of East Asia, and the three new galleries added earlier this month in the National Museum of Scotland will make foreign art available to any visitors. The collection comprises all kind of objects: costumes, ceramics, everyday use items and tokens for good luck and protection. […]Read More National Museum of Scotland: East Asia Gallery
There are 3 principal types of museum: art, history and science. The science museum presents objective facts, the history museum a particular [political] viewpoint and in the art museum the visitor is encouraged to take a more subjective stance. These differing viewpoints are reflected in the interpretational labels on display. For example, in an art […]Read More Learning to Inform: History Museums vs Art Museums.
Museums that have in their arcs a national collection have a double task. Firstly, to make that art available in form of a permanent collection for national and international visitors, for they are the ones that have a comprehensive collection of pieces representative of their nation. Secondly, it is their duty to use their resources […]Read More National Collections: A delicate balance
Science Gallery is an international group of art galleries extremely difficult to pinpoint. Although they have been called a ‘science centre’, they hold between three and four temporary art exhibitions each year, with a strong focus in the intersection between art and science. There are currently six Science Galleries spread around the world: Dublin, Detroit, […]Read More Science Gallery Dublin: Generation Z wanted
Welcome! This is the blog site that I will be updating weekly as part of my course The Cultures and Politics of Display. As a philosophy major, I am at my best when discussing ideas rather than artefacts, and in this course I would like to look into some less abstract topics, obtain more knowledge […]Read More About me