ArtString: Display It Like You Stole It

Today's highlighted string, Display it like you stole it, takes its name from the badges sold by the art historian and tour guide Alice Procter, to whom I owe a considerable debt of gratitude for really bringing to the forefront the kind of stories that can be told about provenance and colonialism in modern museum … Continue reading ArtString: Display It Like You Stole It

Storehouses of Knowledge or Warehouses of Risk?

Futureproofing: Disasters? In light of the recent and absolutely catastrophic cultural and scientific loss both to Brazil and to the world in theĀ fire that consumed the national museum in Rio, there are a lot of questions to be raised about what the future is for museums as conservators and curators of culture to join the … Continue reading Storehouses of Knowledge or Warehouses of Risk?