- The Genographic Project is a pretty cool look at the future potential of genealogy.
- A friend of mine, who used to write art review columns for the Waikato Times, pointed me in the direction of this article on The Big Idea this week. Before I worked at the museum I never really took any particular interest in contemporary art, and while my stint as a National Contemporary Art Award gallery host did change my perspective, I can't say it magically turned me into an expert. I can, however, say that the various situations I found myself in over the last three years have shown me the art isn't just pretty pictures: art is memory and politics and spirituality and beauty and experience and pain and whatever else you happen to see in its reflection.
- In that vein, Three questions not to ask about art – and four to ask instead is a terrific article.
|Marina Abramovic. She's pretty cool.|
- This is one hell of a headline! A great post on History Geek.
- Every so often WYWAAM has a spectacular rant on a major issue is the museum community. This week, this piece on historical clothing and respecting cultural context was a knock-out. While WYWAAM was discussing Zara's rather unfortunate 'sheriff' themed kids' shirts, this article was timely in light of Trelise Cooper's 'bohemian' Native American Headwear at Fashion Week.
- And finally, just to lighten the mood, here's some hilariously terrible Crap Taxidermy.