This sounds really interesting and right up the museum studies alley. Check it out if you can!
March 5, 6 pm, art history department seminar room, 11 Talbot Ave.
Lucia Allais, Princeton,
The Salvage of Abu Simbel, or, Heritage as Technology
Lucia Allais is Assistant Professor in the History and Theory of Architecture at Princeton University. She specializes in the intellectual and political history of architecture, urbanism, and preservation since 1900, with a particular focus on international institutions and global practices. She has published a number of essays, including “International Style Heritage” in Volume 20 (2009); “The Real and the Theoretical 1968” in Perspecta 32 (2010); and a translation of Superstudio’s Salvage of Historic City Centers in Log 22 (2011). She is working on a book about the international preservation movement and the history of destruction in the twentieth century.
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Museums Advocacy Day 2012 Webcast
The American Association of Museums will be webcasting portions of the two-day
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• Monday, February 27, 9:00am-11:30am ET – Advocacy Essentials
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We hope that these programs – and the accompanying materials on this webpage – will provide your members and colleagues an opportunity to advocate from anywhere. We also invite you to join the conversation on social media channels (using the #museumsadvocacy hashtag).
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You may have heard of the “Stuff ___ Say” meme. They’re basically short videos of condensed humorous phrases that groups of people say. Here’s an example of my previous personal favorite of the genre: Stuff Riders Say.
I say “previous,” because the intrepid staff at the Atlanta History Center have produced an utterly hilarious version of their own called “Stuff Museum People Say.” Enjoy!