miercuri, 19 aprilie 2023


O puteti consulta aici https://adt.arcanum.com/ro/. Este realizata de o companie private din Budapesta.  Sint mai mult de 4 milioane de articole din periodice interbelice, care pot fi cautate in text integral, dupa imagini etc.


Continutul este furnizat pe baza de abonament.

vineri, 9 decembrie 2022

Open Access

 Open Access is the new trend, and it is good this is happening! 

But which are the costs? I understand the question might arise some philosophical dilemmas and possible answers. Beyond them, in terms of economics, publishing open access implies costs supported by publishing houses, but also by contributors.

I have published two articles open access. One for Critique of Anthropology (with Robert Deakin, Socialist Fragments East and West) and one for Anthropology & Aging (Keeping the Elderly Alive). 

In both cases, the costs were supported by the Publishing Houses, not by myself. 

But today, I receive the first invitation to publish an article in an edited book (about museums) where the authors/ contributors are asked to pay for what they publish. 

Please take a look at this proposal. Those of you who are interested need to pay 890 GBP for a chapter. 


joi, 2 decembrie 2021

luni, 13 septembrie 2021

luni, 19 aprilie 2021

The Participatory Museum by Nina Simon


The online version, free of charge. 

Research and Consultancy Morris Hargreaves McIntyre

Morris Hargreaves McIntyre 
A Research company, it offers international consultancy to charities, heritage and cultural organisations. They use  professional project management, statisticians and are members of Museum's Association, Visitor Studies Group, Association of Qualitative Research, Market Research Society. 


joi, 15 aprilie 2021

Exhibition Makers


Rather than curators

To marl the distinction between care and preservation of collections, from the exercise of display. 

Robert Storr, ‘Show and Tell’ in Paula Marincola (ed.), What Makes a Great 

Exhibition?, Philadelphia: Philadelphia Exhibitions Press, 2006: 14.  

marți, 2 martie 2021

Better busses for better cities

 Great podcast about busses - and a book... better busses for better cities. 


Other key words: frequency, maintenance, transit

Frequency is freedom!

marți, 17 noiembrie 2020

Len Grant, writer, sketcher, photographer

A wonderful website - with wonderful stories of people. Images do matter! Because images contribute to the stories one tells. 

O comunitate face atâta cât poveștile pe care le spune despre ea însăși. 


joi, 10 septembrie 2020

Place and Migration, Contemporary Exhibition and Research in Anthropology

Some great examples of using exhibitions as devices to delve into contemporary research in anthropology: 

Orly Orbach  -Rehearsed Futures: Supplementary school performances in and beyond the Museum of London

Robert Deakin  - Motorcycle in Repose: 4 Images of the Pre-Regenerated Aberfeldy Estate


Read more: 



marți, 30 iunie 2020

Memory collection in Norway

A great project, done by the Folklore Museum in Norway: https://minner.no/; very simple and effective memory collections (with two tabs: read more and send memory).

The national museum network Contemporary Network is behind the fundraising campaign.
The Norwegian Folk Museum archives and manages the contributions that are submitted.

A project managed by Audun Kjus

miercuri, 17 iunie 2020

Berkley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive

Luisa Caldas - Prof of Arhitecture
Interested in user experience, narrative and storytelling, the use of immersive environments for building design and simulation, green buildings, energy efficient buildings


miercuri, 27 mai 2020

Everything Must Go. Exhibition 2012 (as part of the Waste of the World project)


Everything Must Go' – How do you Recycle? – EVENT report | Africa ...
A public exhibition and event, taking place at The Bargehouse on London’s South Bank in January 2012,  that brought artists and academics together to tell the story of our worn clothing as it passes through charity shops and recycling bins and is sold into the global marketplace.

It’s the culmination of a five year academic social science project ‘Waste of the World’. The exhibition brought invisible global waste economies into public view, revealing the people involved and how the trade impacts upon their lives. 
As the academic process drew to a close, we came in to devise a way of telling the story to a wider public.

Everything Must Go was curated by anthropologist Dr Lucy Norris and artist Clare Patey, produced by Boz Temple-Morris with Tiphaine Tailleux and included photography by Tim Mitchell, workshops by Lizzie Harrison, film by Meghna Gupta and design by Brighten the Corners.

We also hosted a discussion series, ‘Talking Rubbish’, where researchers, designers, filmmakers, business entrepreneurs and third sector leaders came together to critically engage with the issues raised and the implications for the way in which we think about our old clothing.

marți, 17 septembrie 2019

Visualisation of complex information

Is it enough to think complex ideas, if these ideas do not reach the public?
How information is transmitted, synthetized and publicised are also three very important factors we need to bear in mind.
LA LOMA designed some great exhibitions/ projects, from The Fascinating World of the Piano (http://laloma.info/en/projects/faszinationklavier), visual tactics for protests and activists, The Glass Room pop-up expo (about looking into your online life https://theglassroom.org/) and many others.

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