Archive for February, 2014

The Ukrainian Museum (in New York @UkrMuseum) has extended its temporary exhibition of Posters from EuroMaidan, which presents art from the protests for corruption-free democracy. The displayed posters are catalogued in the exhibition’s brochure (via Mary Beth Griggs (@marybethgriggs) at the Smithsonian Magazine).

Elsewhere, the Ukrainian Museum-Archives (in Cleveland @UMACleveland) has held View from the Maidan, a benefit for the Fund to Aid Ukraine, and the Ukrainian Museum of Canada (in Saskatoon @UkrMuseumCA) has used social media to promote understanding of events.

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Once-Ukraine-based museum consultant Linda B. Norris (@lindabnorris), who is part of the ICOM conference/project on Museums, Politics and Power (#museumspolitics)), has been discussing the role of museums in democratic revolutions.
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Maidan Self-Defence, the National Centre of Folk Culture Ivan Honchar Museum, the “Tustan” State Historical-Cultural Park and the Cultural Policies Agency NGO have established the Maidan Museum [Музей Майдану], in order ‘to preserve artefacts that show the significant social changes in Ukraine in 2013-2014 [збереження артефактів, які стали свідченням відчутних суспільних зрушень в Україні 2013-2014]’, ‘to preserve the memory of the events that changed Ukraine and to elucidate[?] the values ​​that motivate people who seek change [увічнити пам’ять про події, що змінили Україну і вияскравити цінності мотивації людей, що прагнуть змін]’.
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Ukrainian cultural workers have petitioned parliament for expert and democratic, clean and transparent management of the cultural sector.
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Last year, Kayıp Kültür Varlıkları (Looted Heritage) wrote a post about Ataturk and archaeologists’ employment (Atatürk ve Arkeolog İstihdamı), which addressed the problems faced by the profession in Turkey in the early Twentieth Century and in the early Twenty-First Century…
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The Sherlock Holmes Museum has jobs, but don’t all rush at once! Really, don’t rush. They have a rather idiosyncratic curator-director, Andrea von Ehrenstein…
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