L’eccentrico ritratto di Hester Thrale Piozzi

Originally posted on London SE4:
In una delle mie recenti visite alla National Portrait Gallery, sono rimasta colpita da un ritratto di modeste dimensioni, in cui la gentildonna sembra indossare degli abiti ed accessori lievemente diversi dal solito. Il rouge alle guance, la cuffia, i pizzi, la cromia dell’abito non costituiscono certo una novità nella moda femminile della fine del XVIII secolo, eppure qualcosa rende la dama particolare.… Continue reading L’eccentrico ritratto di Hester Thrale Piozzi

Museums – from Civic Institutions to participants in Civil Society

Originally posted on tonybutler's blog:
I followed with interest, last weeks debate at the Social History Curators Conference in Cardiff last week – Are visitors the new curators? Sharon Heal has since given a good account of proceedings.  I agreed with ‘floor’ which rejected the motion, not because I think communities shouldn’t co-create museum activity but because I’m not sure most museum’s institutional values… Continue reading Museums – from Civic Institutions to participants in Civil Society

Ruth Little – Dynamic Structure — Sarah Dickenson

“We need to shift the register of our thinking to gain new perspectives on our own experience.” I came across Ruth Little’s paper on the Dramaturg’s network site today. She calls for a dramaturgical thinking that is non-linear and instead concentrates on the observation of energy and movement. I love what she writes about the place of […] via Ruth Little – Dynamic Structure — Sarah Dickenson Continue reading Ruth Little – Dynamic Structure — Sarah Dickenson

Entelechy’s Artistic Director David Slater describes the powerful impact of when the Albany and Entelechy’s BOLD Festival took to the streets of Deptford

The Albany and Entelechy Arts arts club for isolated older people, Meet Me at the Albany continues to flourish. As well as a place to meet, chat and take part in a range of creative activities, Mee… Source: Entelechy’s Artistic Director David Slater describes the powerful impact of when the Albany and Entelechy’s BOLD Festival took to the streets of Deptford Continue reading Entelechy’s Artistic Director David Slater describes the powerful impact of when the Albany and Entelechy’s BOLD Festival took to the streets of Deptford

Have you been harassed? WE will put a stop to it

Originally posted on Anila Dhami:
Today is 1st March where the hashtags #ZeroDiscrimination and #ZeroTolerance are trending. It is also a time when statistics show us that one incident of domestic violence is reported to the police every minute; two women are murdered every week by their partner or ex-partner; and only five per cent of rapes reported to the police result in the perpetrator… Continue reading Have you been harassed? WE will put a stop to it