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Posts tagged ‘Art’

Objects of Remembrance: a Networked Us and Photos of Art

During my brief return to Australia, I’ve repeatedly explained how strongly my journeys have been shaped by social media. Many times, my path has been directed by social media connections and at other times, they’ve had a significant role in helping me process places and experiences.

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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

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.

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Registrar’s Postcard: Florence, Italy

I’m still processing all the museums I visited in Florence. One thing that stood out was the popularity of in-gallery videos, explaining how a type of work was created or conserved. Read more

Registrar’s Postcard: Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona is a city that wears art like a cloak and crown. Here, art and museums are under your feet and everywhere you look.

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The Art of the 24-hour Museum

The Eucla Museum, in the middle of the Nullarbor Desert, is a single room in the roadhouse motel, between rooms 30 and 31. As I passed late one night, there was a glow from one light. I checked the door to find it open. The Eucla Museum is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

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