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Art and Sexual Politics: Why Have There No Great Women Artists?
Hess, Thomas B.; Baker, Elizabeth C.
Examines cultural and ideological biases about female artists
A century of sugar and tears: Guadeloupe has bulit a slavery memorial centre on the site of a gigantic sugar refinery, believing it's necessary to acknowledge
Present day Guadeloupei s coming to terms with a grim past through the Caribbean Centre of Expression and Memory of Slavery and the Slave Trade (MACTe), a new museum and memorial built symbolically on...
How Big Pharma Infiltrated the Boston Museum of Science
Mental illness is a highly stigmatized, life-long condition, that millions do not even realize they have and only a pharmaceutical drug can fix says Pharma and its operatives.
Keys, comb and a plant: Palestinians tell of their past through cherished belongings
The first national museum for the geographically dispersed and exiled Palestinian people is taking shape, not only physically but conceptually. The goal is "to connect the Palestinians and present dif...
Make the Don a Museum of Horrors
A museum depicting what prison is really like might motivate us to demand radical changes to the way we deal with offenders.
Museum of the World and Image
Becerra, Diana C.S.
Challenges the "official narrative" that re-writes the Civil War as a struggle of "national security" against an "internal communist threat," manifested in the form of unions, student groups, human ri...
Museums, Art and the Rackets: Against The Current vol. 121
In the late 1990s when it appeared that the laws of capitalism had been suspended temporarily and wealth could be accrued purely on speculation, the New York Times began an annual full-section report ...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - March 12, 2015: Organizing
Diemer, Ulli (editor); Khan, Tahmid (production)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
The focus of this issue is organizing. How can we challenge and overcome entrenched structures of economic and political power? Our own source of power is our latent ability to join together and work ...
Palestinian Memory and Hope
A group of activists are working to create a Nakba Museum of Memory and Hope in Washington, D.C. The project aims to tell the Palestinian refugee story, one that has been silenced or ignored for too l...
Pictures Bring Us Messages: Sinaakssiiksi aohtsimaahpihkookiyaawa. Photographs and Histories from the Kainai Nation
Brown, Alison, K., Peers, Laura, with members of the Kainai Nation
An example of museum professionals working with member of an aboriginal community to explore photographs taken of members of that community many decades earlier.
The Secret Museum: Pornography in Modern Culture
Kendrick looks at the idea of pornography since the word was coined a century and a half ago, concentrating less on the books and pictures that have instigated battles over "pornography" than on what ...
Strange Fruit: Why Both Sides Are Wrong in the Race Debate
Malik makes the case that most anti-racists accept the belief, also held by racialists and outright racists, that differences between groups are of great importance. While racialists attribute the dif...
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The City in History
Its Origins, Its Transformations, and Its Prospects
Beginning with an interpretation of the origin and nature of the city, Mumford follows the city's development from Egypt and Mesopotamia through Greece, Rome, and the Middle Ages to the modern world.
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A museum is distinguished by a collection of often unique objects that forms the core of its activities for exhibitions, education, research, etc. This differentiates it from an archive or library, wh...
The Erotic Arts
Covers the uses of erotic themes in various branches of the arts at all times and in many civilizations.
Google a great painting
Project allows users to get a close-up view of works from 17 museums
Google's Art Project allows viewers to browse works from 17 museums including the Metropolitcan Museum, MoMA, The National Gallery, Tate Britain and others in super-high resolution.
Is this Europe's best secret museum?
In a small German town, a museum dedicated to life in the GDR – with everything from crank-handled calculators to Communist doilies – exists, virtually undiscovered, in one man's attic.
Israeli museum transfer sets 'dangerous precedent'
A recent court ruling sanctioned the move of a rare archaeological library from East to West Jerusalem.
The politics of display
The redesign of the Ashmolean in Oxford provides a chance to reflect on how we understand the meaning of collections
The Ashmolean Museum in Oxford is the oldest museum in Britain, founded in 1693. The institution has grown, thanks to a new postmodern building by architect Rick Mather. The open concept design of the...
Preservation or plunder? The battle over the British Museum's Indigenous Australian show
Indigenous Australians are calling for the objects on show at the British Museum's new exhibition to be returned.
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Public history is a term that describes the broad range of activities undertaken by people with some training in the discipline of history who are generally working outside of specialized academic set...
Rooms with a View of Russian Artistic History
Discussing the challenges for the small historic museums seeking to establish themselves in St. Petersburg.