Tag Archives: reflection

Last post

Well this is my last post for this blog. We dismantled the exhibition work this morning and received our results and feedback, and so it seems fitting to spend a little time reflecting on that before moving on. Results Formal … Continue reading

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Final Tutorial?

I had a good tutorial with Jonathan last Friday – probably the final one  of the MA – and we talked mostly about the exhibition and what I wanted to show and how, and the marketing of it. I showed … Continue reading

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A focus for the final term

So the new, final, terms begins today. This might be a good time to take stock of where I am and consider the pressing next steps to resolve this work. Looking back I can see a sort of shape to … Continue reading

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The road to victory

I’ve been reading a little more of Mauro’s Photo Show: Landmark Exhibitions that Defined the History of Photography and specifically the chapter on MOMA and its four landmark exhibitions.   I new about the stance MOMA took but had not … Continue reading

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Behind the Scenes at the 21st Century Museum (MOOC) conclusion

Theme: exploring the museum’s objects and the possible futures of museums Objects and spaces Frontiers’ is a metaphor to conceive of the physical space, between the museum, and university/school/community group where we explore histories and memories Objects – creation, use … Continue reading

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Behind the Scenes at the 21st Century Museum (MOOC) week 5

Theme: the role of museums awareness/supporting mental health and wellbeing Mental health – increasingly recognised as being connected to our social, economic and cultural contexts There is something very important about the bodily, cognitive and emotional connections that objects enable … Continue reading

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Behind the Scenes at the 21st Century Museum (MOOC) week 4

Theme: how museums can contribute to issues around social justice and human rights. The position is put that museums contribute to making a better, fairer society by shining lights on things otherwise unseen (eg social oppression) – but there are … Continue reading

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The 1891 Vienna International exhibition of artistic photography: The birth of picture making and an end to prejudice and misunderstanding

So I am back to exploring exhibitions…. Spencer notes that Alfred Horsley Hinton wrote about the Vienna biennial in 1891 stating that of all the exhibitions in Europe and America this was the one where photography finally took shape. The … Continue reading

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Behind the Scenes at the 21st Century Museum (MOOC) week 3

This week’s topic:  the audiences’ emotional response to exhibits Example, Rankin -Alive: In the Face of Death. The exhibition, Alive: In the Face of Death, featured more than 70 images, and photographer Rankin set out to explore and challenge our … Continue reading

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Behind the Scenes at the 21st Century Museum (MOOC) week 2

This week’s theme: target audiences – who visits and who doesn’t. Where are we now? Who? Profile of visitors What prevents people from visiting museums? (Types of access) Physical Sensory Intellectual Financial Emotional or attitudinal Lack of involvement in decision-making … Continue reading

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