ArtString: Love & Identity

Featured String: Love & Identity As the curators at the British Museum no doubt found in 2017, when they began assembling an LGBTQ history trail¬†to celebrate 50 years since the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality in England and Wales, it can be difficult to get really compelling evidence that an artefact has what, for the sake … Continue reading ArtString: Love & Identity

Pacific Perspectives, Oceania, and James Cook

Featured string:¬†Cooking up a Storm I created this particular string as a response to two exhibitions I attended more-or-less back-to-back. In a feat of coordination, the British Museum and the Royal Academy have produced two differing exhibitions on Pacific culture recently. They differ in scale, they differ in function, they differ in approach, layout, and … Continue reading Pacific Perspectives, Oceania, and James Cook

The Propaganda Machine

Featured string: Realm & Empire: Propaganda Until the development of newspapers, and later broadcast media, it was often difficult for the rulers of countries to get their message out to the masses on whose cooperation was necessary for keeping society in good order. There were a couple of ways of passing on important information, and … Continue reading The Propaganda Machine