museums Archive

Curation and Customer Focus

Museum and monument curation has come a long way since the days of a glass case, pins and bugs. But not quite far enough. We have audio guides, information panels, numbered maps and the obligatory bookshop and cafĂ© at the exit. It adds a great deal to the experience, no doubt. But it could be […]

Museum as Reliquary

It is pretty trite these days to compare art to religion. Every man and his dog has observed the hushed tones spoken in museums, the pilgrimages to collections and the willingness to cede taste to a priestly caste of critics and art historians who mediate our connection to the godhead. People seem to fix on […]

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