Fiona Candlin Micromuseology. An Analysis of Small Independent Museums Bloomsbury, 2015 Publisher Website How would our understanding of museums change if we used the Vintage Wireless Museum or the Museum of Witchcraft as examples – rather than the British Museum or the Louvre? Although there are thousands of small, independent, single-subject museums in the UK, […]Continue Reading
Throughout time and in every culture, human beings have eaten together. Commensality - eating and drinking at the same table - is a fundamental social activity, which creates and cements relationships. It also sets boundaries, including or excluding people according to a set of criteria defined by the society. Particular scholarly attention has been paid to banquets and Continue Reading
Art Practice as Research. Inquiry in Visual Arts by Graeme Sullivan – Pennsylvania State University, USA 2010, Sage Publications https://uk.sagepub.com/en-gb/eur/art-practice-as-research/book233902 Art Practice as Research, Second Edition continues to present a compelling argument that the creative and cultural inquiry undertaken by artists is a form of research. The Continue Reading
The Feeling of Being There. A Filmmaker’s Memoir Richard Leacock Book + DVD 2015, Semiosis.fr The Feeling of Being There” is a riveting autobiographical epic spanning almost the entire history of cinema as seen through the eyes of one of its leading players. From “Canary Bananas”, his first movie in 1935, to a musical production […]Continue Reading
This sharp, innovative book champions the rising significance of ethnographic research on the use of digital resources around the world. It contextualises digital and pre-digital ethnographic research and demonstrates how the methodological, practical and theoretical dimensions are increasingly intertwined. Digital ethnography is central to our understanding of the social Continue Reading
Censorship is alive and well in the art world. Artistic expression is as vulnerable in democracies as it is in authoritarian regimes when it comes to sex, religion and the limits of tolerance. From international shows in the Gulf and the Far East to leading museums and galleries in the US and London, contemporary artists fall foul of local laws and sensibilities. Index on Continue Reading