Janet is the Academic Director for the School of Museum Studies.
Whilst doing research in September in Hong Kong and Guangdong, I had the good fortune to visit the Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts (GAFA), an institution of 5000 emerging artists from which a good number of our students come. Whilst there I met the Director of the GAFA Art Museum, Professor Hu Bin, who told […]
On my summer holidays I had the good fortune to visit the fabulous new French national museum in Marseille, MuCEM, an acronym for the Musée des Civilisations de l’Europe et de la Méditerranée. Opened in June of 2013 as a key initiative of Marseille’s designation as a European Capital of Culture, MuCEM explores the complex […]
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On 22 May at the American Alliance of Museums (AAM) conference in Baltimore I attended an unforgettable session commemorating twenty years since artist Fred Wilson’s precedent-setting intervention Mining the Museum at the Maryland Historical Society. Wilson’s 1993 exhibition critiqued museums’ traditional silences around issues of race by juxtaposing celebrated objects representing narratives of wealth and […]
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