Yesterday, I logged onto Twitter to see the British Museum trending. Slightly mystified and with teeth-clenching apprehension, I clicked the trend to find more. On my screen flashed an article from The Guardian, entitled “British Museum removes founder’s statue over slavery links”. Unfortunately, my apprehension only grew at the sight of this. This spurred meContinue reading “No Sloane Unturned: Why the British Museum’s Latest Gesture is Performative rather than Pejorative”
As I arrive at the Oriental Museum on a rainy Friday evening, I am filled with anticipation. Walking up to the entrance, I can hear the light hum of convivial chatter, an almost tangible atmosphere of crowds ready to wander the gallery floor. “Never have a go at a curator for an exhibition title…”, HugoContinue reading “From the Vault: “Pushing paper: contemporary drawing from 1970 to now at the Oriental Museum.””
Human beings are inquisitive. Since we could walk, talk, open our eyes and look at our surroundings, our species has discovered, explored, pioneered: created. As an Archaeologist, and one especially interested in visual culture, I’ve seen countless debates about Neanderthal cave drawings and how they’re expressive of symbolic thought. It is for this reason that IContinue reading “From the Vault: “The Importance of Being Creative””
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