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Thanks to the support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, students in Museums and Society's Spring 2013 course, Photographs on the Edge, worked under the supervision of Nancy Micklewright to curate "In Focus: Ara Güler's Anatolia" at the Smithsonian's Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. The exhibition presents never-before-shown photographs of important Anatolian monuments and engages visitors in a critical debate in Güler's work about whether photography is an art form or a means of documentation. Hear from our students about the project here.
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Tues. November 12, 6pm Gilman 132. Professor Poulot will discuss the history of provenance debates in French museums going back to the early 19th century, including how th erevolutionary Louvre staged provenance for its own benefit. In addition to its historical interest, this talk offers a unique persepctive on the fierce debates around cultural property so much in the news today. "Inventing New Museums and Old Provenance: The Revolutionary Moment in French Museum History."
Risham Majeed will speak about the ethnological and medieval collections of the Trocadero Museum on October 22, 2013, 6pm in Gilman 132 "Alternating Alterities: Inventing the "Primitive" at the Trocadéro"
Join us for "How to Display the 'Primitive' Past: Collecting the Early Middle Ages in Nineteenth-Century France". Thursday, September 12, Gilman 132, 6pm.
Thanks to the new Hall Grant to support a floating museum internship, Joseph Shaikewitz'15 has spent the summer in the curatorial department and the Center for the Study of Modern Art at the Philipps Collection in Washington D.C. He reports: "I’ve been presented with incredible opportunities... [from doing] research on contemporary artists ... [to developing] academic and public programs... I am in the process of putting together an exhibition on portraiture that draws from the works held by a local collector and has thus involved extensive research of the art in his collection, conceptualizing an exhibition theme, and even visiting with the collector to view his impressive holdings of photography and sculpture. I’ve loved every minute of my internship — it’s invaluable to have the opportunity to truly recognize and reaffirm that this is what I want to do with my life."
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