Monthly Archives: February 2014

Seven Recent Reads 2/23/14


“what’s a museum attendant?” by a blogger named Alexandra at her Museum Attendants Diary blog. It appears to be the solitary (or only remaining) post from no later than 2010 about working in a museum in Moscow, but I only recently … Continue reading

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Discover Colombia Through Its Art


Whenever a locality in the DC area produces many identical fiberglass or resin sculptures, commissions artists to use them as their canvases, and puts the finished works in public spaces throughout the area, I feel a strong compulsion to find … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday: Center for Wooden Boats and Gas Works Park


I am not much of a sports person. I did not watch the Super Bowl, and I was only vaguely aware of it until I realized that my team was playing. How did the Seahawks become my team? In August … Continue reading

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In Defense of Museum Photography


This report made the museum-people-on-the-Internet rounds several weeks ago, and I am finally putting down my camera long enough to write a response. The study validates everyone who’s ever said that museum photography is a bad thing – not because … Continue reading

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