Director of the Dallas Museum of Art, Maxwell L. Anderson describes modern challenges facing museums today, and why a large cultural shift influenced his organization’s decision to go free to the public.
Who is the Art World’s Most Powerful Woman?
11.05.2013Surprisingly, the tiny Persian Gulf nation of Qatar is buying up masterpieces at unheard of prices until now. Qatar’s new emir has introduced his sister as the chairwoman of the Qatar Museums Authority, which includes three new Doha museums designed by architects Jean Nouvel, I. M. Pei, and Jean-Francois Bodin. From Cézanne to Warhol, Sheika al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, her delegated advisers, and several more recently named directors, formerly Christie’s veterans, are filling all three with art work valued up to $1 billion a year in an effort to “challenge Western preconceptions about Muslim societies.”
Museums: Love a Treasure Hunt?
11.05.2013A new life is beginning for stored artwork as it is taken out of the dark rooms and into the light at the L. A. County Museum of Art and the Broad downtown, welcoming the viewing public to experience formerly hidden objects now made visible from the museum grounds day and night through glass walls, and following the lead of museums like the Clyfford Still Museum in Denver. Not exciting enough? Then drop by the Cincinnati Art Museum, where you can walk into the storage facility, or The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the New York Historical Society, the Brooklyn Museum, and the Smithsonian Art Museum, all of which include Henry R. Luce Centers, where you can view densely packed glass cases and use touch screens to call up information on artworks.
“When Stuff Talks Back; The Rise of Networked Objects and Attentive Spaces”
10.04.2013“Museums, with their collections and galleries, know something about objects and spaces. But what happens when the objects can ‘talk’ to each other and the spaces know who you are and what you are doing? The ‘Internet of Things’ and the development of location- and context-aware technologies are pointing the way to a new order of complex interactions that will erase the gap between networked digital devices and the physical world of objects and human beings.” (p. 54)
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