Archive for April, 2014

One of the museum’s success stories, BP has given millions of pounds to the BM since 1996, but apparently neither of them can afford to cover the cost of the national minimum wage for the BM’s conservation interns.
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Finally, the 99% – or 99.67% – of people who cannot get a job in cultural heritage have something to look forward to. They cannot get part-time, entry-level work; they cannot even get school-leaver-level cultural heritage apprenticeships, ‘restoring historical sites and war memorials‘; but if they’re unemployed for long enough – thirty-six months (and, at this rate, they will be) – they will be able to be forced to do it (or other non-‘voluntary work’) full-time unpaid for six months at a time.
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Discussing “I am a drop in the ocean”, its co-curator – the Deputy Director of Art Arsenal (Mystetskyi Arsenal), Alisa Lozhkina – regretted that they had not been able to find ‘at least one artist who would support the other side…. The other side had no face.’ Moscow Museum (Музее Москвы) has produced an ‘exhibition of artefacts from Maidan [Выставка артефактов с Майдана]’ that tells the story only from the other side. But its centrepiece, at least, is a most despicable lie.
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Vienna’s Künstlerhaus is hosting an exhibition, “I am a drop in the ocean“, which displays protest art ‘inspired by or eerily prescient of the clashes’ in the EuroMaidan revolution. They include the ‘Strike Posters’ that symbolised the movement, the performances of resistance that advanced it – such as the literal holding up of mirrors to the police – and ‘barricades with barbed wire and sandbags’, a model of the trebuchet

Obviously, machine translation doesn’t do justice to the revelation that, ‘for Italy, [Alessandro d’Amore (@Alex_OLove) is] worth 9 points out of 30 [per l’Italia valgo 9 punti su 30]’, less than half the minimum points that are needed to be eligible for shortlisting, for a job for which he is overqualified.
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‘Nationalist parties – [such] as FRP [Fremskrittspartiet (the Norwegian government coalition partner Progress Party)] – are dangerous; they belittle concepts like human common sense, human rights and equality. As an acid, they corrode our souls and our respect for others. [Nasjonalistpartier – som FrP – er farlige; de bagatelliserer begreper som menneskelig fellesfølelse, menneskerettigheter og likhet. Som en syre etser de bort vår sjel og vår respekt for andre.]’ So said the (exiting) Director of Trondheim Kunstmuseum, Pontus Kyander.(1)
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