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Uncategorized Apr 27, 2010

Profit & Ambition: The Canadian Fur Trade, 1779 to 1821

This fine exhibition at the Canadian Museum of Civilization just came to my attention. Profit & Ambition draws visitors into the world of the Montreal-based Northwest Company. In their quest to rule the fur trade, the company pushed towards… Read more
Design Apr 15, 2010

ceraMIX by Thanos Zakopoulos and Katia Meneghini

Live from Milan, Yatzer gets the scope on Thanos Zakopoulos and Katai Meneghini’s ceraMIX collection. A literal mash up of historic ceramic styles (aesthetically… from a technical standpoint it is all porcelain). The collection marries… Read more
Uncategorized Mar 25, 2010

Video | Object Lab – Blindfold

What can your senses – other than sight – tell you about an object? The Chipstone Foundation explores this idea in their blindfold object lab. I quite like this as an exercise, having always been interest in what thinking sound … Read more
Uncategorized Dec 9, 2009

Exhibition Preparation | The Archives of AMNH

Yesterday, though the blog of Sub-Studio Design, I discovered this magnificent archive of exhibition preparation photographs from the American Museum of Natural History. Ranging from shots of staff moving the skelton of a brontasaurus (see… Read more
Art Oct 14, 2009

100 Masterpieces of Art Pottery, 1880-1930

Now on view at the Newark Museum, 100 Masterpieces of Art Pottery examines the rise of art pottery as response to factory production. While artistic pottery was nothing new, the anti-industrial bend to production in the United States makes… Read more
Art Oct 13, 2009

Behind Closed Doors: At Home in Georgian England

Written by Amanda Vickery, Behind Closed Doors introduces readers to men and women of all social classes and walks of life. Through a vast array of archival material (from upholsterers records to burglary trials) Vickery explores the home… Read more
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