background preloader


Facebook Twitter

Cabinet of Curiosities: how Disability was kept in a box. Winner of the Observer Ethical Awards for Arts and Culture 2014. Critically acclaimed actor and performance artist Mat Fraser was commissioned by the Research Centre for Museums and Galleries at the University of Leicester to create a new artistic work, shaped out of a collaborative engagement with museum collections, research and expertise in medical history, museums and disability. This was a key part of the Stories of a Different Kind project (July 2012 - Feb 2014). Cabinet of Curiosities: How Disability was kept in a box reassessed the ways in which disability and disabled people are portrayed in museums.

Experts in disability, medical history, museums and public engagement were brought together to shape and publicly present a new narrative of disability in the form of Cabinet of Curiosities: How Disability was kept in a box - a provocative live performance staged in museums holding medical collections. ‘Cabinet of Curiosities is a wide-ranging, hybrid undertaking... 1807 commemorated - how the abolition of slavery has been commemorated. 1807 Commemorated engages with the ways in which the bicentenary of the abolition of the slave trade is commemorated in Britain and the public memories which are shaped by it.

This remembrance is highly significant as it structures and informs notions of personal, family, regional and national identity. Working with our partner museums, these issues are highlighted through this website by studying the manner of representation in the media, museums and commemorative sites, and by offering a forum where these matters can be debated. Developing through a three-phase structure, 1807 Commemorated creates a framework which can be used to comprehend the public memory of the bicentenary, and the design and implementation of strategies for policy-makers and museum practitioners concerned with the representation of traumatic pasts. back to the top. Norfolk Museums Service - Time and Tide.

Come and explore this museum housed in a converted Victorian herring curing works and take an exciting journey into the past. Discover Great Yarmouth's fascinating history, its rich maritime and fishing heritage and some of the colourful characters who made their living from the sea. Wander through a Victorian 'Row' and see inside a fisherman's home. Experience the heady atmosphere of a 1950s quayside, take the wheel of a coastal Drifter and hear gripping tales of wreck and rescue on the high seas. Follow Great Yarmouth’s transformation from a sandbank to the present day, through times of boom and bust and war and peace. Relax in the spacious courtyard beneath a spectacular canopy of sails, surrounded by historic fishing boats. Lively hands-on displays, games, puzzles, free audio guides, film shows and children's activities bring the great story of Great Yarmouth vividly to life.

See our new promotional video on YouTube by visiting the link below: Time and Tide Museum promotional video. Museum Preserves And Displays Historic Cave Drawings [Pics] The cave drawings discovered at Lascaux in 1940 enjoyed over 1,000 visitors a day until the doors were shut in 1963, due to the damage caused by carbon dioxide breathed out by tourists.

Lascaux II was opened nearby in 1983, but only replicated parts of the famous Paleolithic art. Now, Lascaux IV will bring an immersive experience of the caves to visitors once again, with a new museum and complete facsimile of the famous cave. Winners of the Lascaux IV: International Cave Painting Center competition, Casson Mann, Duncan Lewis and Snøhetta have envisioned a museum that is line with the topography of the landscape, with a low profile exterior that almost sinks into the surrounding rock. The interior will be made up of caverns and tunnels to replicate the Lascaux caves, with chambers dramatically lit by shafts of light from above. Within will be a full replica of the cave drawings, which has never been done before. Exhibition Committee.

Video: The City Concealed | Engaging Places. Museums at Night 2012 evaluation success. London Transport Museum during Museums at Night, May 2012.© Photo by Maryam Mazraei. Copyright London Transport Museum 2012 2012 was the most successful year ever for Culture24’s Museums at Night festival. The project evaluation reveals that a total of 416 arts and heritage organisations took part, running a colossal 537 events. These opportunities to do something different in museums and galleries after hours took place in 216 towns and cities across the UK, and ranged from drinks, dinners, craft workshops and torchlight tours to live performances, dance lessons and even sleepovers.

Over 120,000 visitors came along to Museums at Night events, including more than 45,000 people who were new to the venue they visited and over 5000 people who had never been to any arts or heritage venue before. The festival is also helping to build sustainable audiences: 94% of visitors said their Museums at Night experience inspired them to visit more museums and galleries in future. Jonathan Horowitz: Your Land/My Land: Election ’12.

The exhibition is being staged simultaneously at seven museums across the United States and provides a space for people to gather, watch coverage of, and talk about the presidential election. “Your Land/My Land: Election ’12,” 2012. Exhibition view: New Museum. Photo: Jesse Untracht-Oakner The title references the song “This Land is Your Land” written by folk musician Woody Guthrie in 1940, originally addressing the issue of land ownership. At each location, red and blue area rugs divide the exhibition space into opposing zones, reflecting America’s color- coded political and cultural divide. Since the early 1990s, Horowitz has created work that combines the imagery and ambivalent attitude of Pop Art with the engaged criticality of Conceptualism. Plantation & Slavery.

Monticello was home not only to the Jefferson family, but to workers, black and white, enslaved and free. Online Exhibitions Slavery at Jefferson’s Monticello: Paradox of LibertyAt the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia through October 19, 2014. Visit the companion website » Landscape of Slavery: Mulberry Row at MonticelloNow open at Monticello. Visit the companion website » Getting Word: African American Families of MonticelloHear the stories of the descendants of Monticello's plantation community and trace their families from slavery to the present day. Articles on Slavery and the Monticello Plantation Plantation Agriculture Quarter FarmsCrops, Produce, and Livestock Agricultural Machinery and Tools Plantation Industry Along Mulberry Row On the Plantation People of the Plantation Enslaved PeopleFree WorkersIndentured ServantsOverseers Thomas Jefferson and Slavery Jefferson and Slavery Jefferson and Sally Hemings Slavery FAQs People PropertyLifeWork More Highlights.

A Cockroach Tour of the Science Museum - Science Museum Arts Project. Superflex - A Cockroach Tour of the Science Museum 2010 - presentParticipatory art event Location: Ground floor of the Science Museum Constantly beetling away with new discoveries and inventions, we humans are a curious breed... or that's how we might appear to the group of cockroaches recently spotted exploring the Science Museum's galleries. Find out what it's like to be one of the planet's true survivors. Having outlived the dinosaurs, what will they make of our obsessions with speed, time... and burning things? Put yourself in their shells. Sign up with your friends and family for A Cockroach Tour of the Science Museum and get a quirky and inquisitive take on the human race.

The Cockroach Tours are every Saturday and Sunday, and during Lates each month. To book your place on a weekend tour call 0870 870 4868. This event is part of the Climate Changing programme, which is supported by: Principal sponsors Shell and Siemens. About the artist Created by Danish artists group Superflex. Jane Addams Hull-House Museum. Exhibition What is a label? Labels define a person, place, or thing, providing explanation and clarity. But labels may also confine our understanding of the world. Museums are filled with labels that typically offer a single lens through which to understand what you are seeing and experiencing.

Terri Kapsalis partnered with pharmacists and forensic experts at UIC to test the pills in Jane Addams’ Travel Medicine Kit. 1. 2. For our first alternative label, we invited Luis Rodriguez, one of the country's leading Chicano writers, to compose a poem. MoMa in NYC declares video games art, plans exhibit to include Pac-Man, the Sims - Boise art. Come March of 2013, some select video game designers will be adding a new title to their resume—MoMa artist. Yes, perhaps the most contemporary of contemporary art museums, New York's Museum of Modern Art will unveil an exhibit early next year all about some classic video games like Pac-Man, Sim City, and Tetris. The exhibit originates in MoMa's Department of Architecture and Design, and with this new exhibit, MoMa will join in the conversation about video games as art, according to an announcement that the museum made on Thursday, November 29, 2012. Should Contemporary Art Museums Even Have Exhibits About Video Game Art?

The exhibit picks up on a debate that has been ongoing about whether or not video games are art, and Paola Antonelli, senior curator of the Department of Architecture and Design, has stated that Are video games art? The museum's collection of games include 14 games at the launch of the March exhibit, but plans to add another 40 titles over the span of several years.