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The First Cut exhibition, Manchester Art Gallery, England

The exceptional Professor Macaulay takes us round the First Cut exhibition at the Manchester Art Gallery…

I was moved to write about this exhibition because it represents a point in history when it appears to be OKAY to cut up books.… Continue Reading

Helena Hörstedt at The Röhsska Museum, Gothenburg, Sweden

Today’s post comes from the lovely Sarah Long over at GBG Copywriting in Sweden.

Helena Hörstedt is a Swedish fashion designer with an intricate and iconic style. (Image taken from Her Spring/Summer 2008 collection, entitled The Black Whole, was so well received that it has now been purchased in its entirety by The Röhsska Museum in Gothenburg.  Although Hörstedt hasn’t presented a new collection for several seasons her past work has become synonymous with handcraft, creativity and detailed construction.  That’s why this exhibition feels quite at home in a design museum displaying everything from origami masterpieces on the top floor to a Vivienne Westwood wedding dress in their specially designed ‘Baroque Chamber.’On display are six of the nine pieces which make up The Black Whole collection.… Continue Reading

The Majesty of All Under Heaven, Hong Kong Museum of History, Hong Kong

Come for a night at the Museum with photography addict Alanala and see the humbly named Majesty of All Under Heaven.

The special exhibition of the Terracotta (The Eternal Realm of China’s First Emperor). It’s part of the celebrating programs of the 15h anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong S.A.R.Continue Reading

American Visionary Art Museum, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

My preconceptions of Baltimore were purely based on The Wire, Hairspray and the fact Edgar Allen Poe and John Waters called it home. So to discover the American Visionary Art Museum was not really a surprise but it was certainly a delight.… Continue Reading

ASK A CURATOR : 19th September 2012

So the chances are if you read The Exhibition List blog you’re interested in museums and galleries and the work that they do. Monday 19th September offers you the unique opportunity to ASK A CURATOR from around the world any question you want relating to art, history and science.… Continue Reading

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