... that Venice not turn into a total debacle
... that an art gallery / institution starts a blog and posts more than 3 times on it
... that the mainstream media carries a news story about art that's not based on it being obscene, obscenely expensive, obscenely expensive and damaged, or 'quirky'
... that the Ministry of Culture and Heritage set the policy wheels in motion to start a debate about extending the tax breaks on charitable donations to the gifting of artworks over a certain value to public institutions
... that Creative NZ or Museums Aotearoa set the policy wheels in motion to start thinking about the re-introduction of internships (especially training for registrars and conservators) and a mentor programme for aspiring directors
... that someone curates an exhibition that really really surprises me.
Best of 3 will be back posting on 7 January 2007. Until then, have a safe and happy holiday.