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Registrar’s Postcard: New Museology in Chile

I could post an image of a mummy. I’ve seen human remains in museums across Peru and Chile, some sitting curled in freezers, others twisted by the pain of their final moments in Perspex cases, or laid on stainless steel trollies like corpses in a morgue.

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Entropic Museum Tours

I generally prefer to explore a museum without a guide, giving myself space to feel a place and explore its content. But this year I’ve experienced tours by guides who dramatically shaped how I feel and understand particular places.

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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

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.

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Registrar’s Postcard: Avanos, Turkey

The Hair Museum of Avanos isn’t on Google Maps. It’s main function is to promote and attract customers to Chez Galip Pottery shop.

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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.

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