Skip to content

Posts from the ‘Europe’ Category

Registrar’s Postcard: Prado Museum, Spain

I went Easter egg hunting at the Prado Museum during my flying visit last month. Artist Miguel Angel Blanco has placed objects from Spanish scientific collections alongside major artworks. Read more

Advertisements

The Art of Online Grief

I’ve taken my social media relationships on the road with me this year and long-term travel has accelerated their development. Some people I’ve connected with have become important to me.

Read more

When Stories Come First – Voices in Museums

The Museum of Broken Relationships was a major stop in my journey. It’s the only museum I’ve visited which is structured around a universal human experience, rather than playing a role in shaping a national or regional identity. Read more

Looking and Wonder at the Venice Biennale

I had a wondrous museum experience at the Venice Biennale. It felt like walking through another world built by collective imagination. It played in my mind for a week afterwards. Read more

Registrar’s Postcard: Ljubljana, Slovenia

This wheel is 5,200 years old and it’s the oldest known wheel. It inspires enormous wonder, I felt like I was under a spell.

Read more

Flip Flopping Art History

I often feel held at a distance when viewing objects in museums. I want to step into a painting and experience a space or the company of an interesting person, but can only stand transfixed, trying to get inside by looking and imagining. In Rome, I was relieved to step into an artwork, experience it, participate by standing in the artist’s shoes.

Read more

Registrar’s Postcard: Rome, Italy

Ancient history interrupts everyday life everywhere in Rome, sitting alongside roadways, holding up construction of new train lines, tangled in the foundations of Renaissance buildings. Read more

Love, Belonging and Museums

I have a strong sense of home and it’s unsettling to be constantly on the road without a base in Australia. I’m finding museums comforting, like a known reference point from which I explore new places. I’ve been thinking around the idea of the museum as a home, where the two functions are equally important. Read more