Palo Alto History Museum

Project: Future of the Past – [Link] This week I helped run a workshop as part of the planning and fundraising for a history museum for Palo Alto. The Board, led by Rich Green, are a very fine and dedicated group. I was a member from 2014-2016. Here’s a short video from Doug Kreitz making…

automobility past and future

Project: Future of Mobility – [Link] Cars – Accelerating the Modern World An exhibition at The Victoria and Albert Museum in London Running into February 2020. The exhibition is one of the very first in a major international museum to acknowledge the extraordinary significance of the automobile, as its design, engineering, and significance evolve. There’s…

the future of the museum

The new Collections Depot for Rotterdam’s Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam is under construction. I visited a couple of weeks ago and had a chat with Sjarel Ex, Director of Boijmans. This is opening the doors of the museum and gallery in a new way – all 150,000 items in the collection will be…

Two PhD Candidates in Contemporary Archaeology at UiT – The Arctic University of Norway

Just received this announcement of two PhD positions as part of the Unruly Heritage: An Archaeology of the Anthropocene research project from Bjørnar Olsen. The Department of Archaeology and Social Anthropology has two full-time PhD positions vacant from September 1th, 2017 for applicants who wish to obtain the degree of Philosophiae Doctor (PhD). The position is attached…

On the Trace

Tim Flohr Sørensen and Þóra Pétursdóttir are organizing a conference, “On the Trace: Passing, Presence and the Persistence of the Past,” at the Saxo Institute, the University of Copenhagen, September 22-23, 2016. Here is their rationale and call for submissions: In recent decades, the concept of ‘cultural heritage’ as process has largely replaced notions of ‘static’ relics…