Monthly Archives: May 2007

Digital Heritage: a journey

You’ve probably noticed that week 12 has been missing from the posts and tags of the blog. So, it’s time to put it on the map. Tuesday 8th of May was the last day of the Digital Heritage course at the Art Gallery and Museum Studies course at the Centre for Museology. People say that […]

Gilbert and George – “art for all” or “art by many?”

This post has been sitting in the drafts of the blog over a week now waiting for a final touch. I don’t think there will be any final touch, so let’s let it have its life on the Web. I did take the opportunity; namely to own an original Gilbert and George artwork. Guardian claimed […]

Happy International Museum Day!

30 years of ‘International Museum Day’ Moscow, USSR, 28 May 1977 Resolution No. 5 International Museum Day Noting the ever-growing role of museums of many countries among institutions of science, culture and technology, in line with deep-seated processes in the development of the aspirations and progressive actions of people throughout the world seeking ways to […]

Gilbert and George – free artwork

(Photograph © Pierre Arnaud 2004) An original work by artists and national treasures Gilbert and George would normally set you back many thousands of pounds. But from 11.30pm tonight a piece is being made available to anyone who wants it – for free. The work, called Planed, can be downloaded from the Guardian and BBC […]

Futuresonic 2007

“Futuresonic is an annual 3-day festival of electronic music and media arts that is urban, cutting edge, international, inclusive, and in Manchester”. It runs on 10-12 May, although many of the events run for longer. It’s packed with events and I am definitely going to the following two: ‘Social Technologies Summit’, Contact Theatre Oxford Road, […]

‘Resolving the museum/computer disconnect’

Last Tuesday, we were delighted to welcome Dr. Ross Parry from the University of Leicester who run a session on ‘Resolving the museum/computer disconnect’. Ross drew on the main ideas of his forthcoming book (Recoding the Museum) that discusses the tensions between museums and digital media. Ross referred to a ‘historical incompatability’ between the concept […]