An Oblique Strategy NFC Idol

I’ve found Brian Eno’s Oblique Strategies a powerful way of breaking out of a creative rut. In music, I often used them within a band to force us to shift our thinking. We would end up swapping instruments, inverting chords or playing with a new dynamic. In the end, we may end up coming back…

hARTckathon: a hack to open up contemporary art for your visitors

How do you make the difficult subject of contemporary art accessible for people who have never encountered it before? This question keeps many museum educators, curators and editors awake at night and is somewhat a holy grail in gallery interpretation. Last week I was in Vilnius, Lithuania for a hackathon which posed the challenge of…

Behind the scenes at the museum

It’s almost as if museum employees have to spend so much time obsessing about appearances out in the public that once it’s out of sight, out of mind, it’s anyone’s game. Here are some glimpses of behind those “Staff Only” doors at some of the stranger things you may find. Warning: contains a prevalence of creepy…