Saturday 14 May 2016

Reading list, 14 May 2016

Perfume critic Luca Turin is blogging again.

Alphabettes is a 'showcase for work, commentary, and research on lettering, typography, and type design. ... here to support and promote the work of all women in our fields.'

Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History director Nina Simon marks five years in the job with a what I've learned post. I've really appreciated Nina's public sharing of the way her museum and her thinking has changed over her time there.

Shelley Bernstein is leaving Brooklyn Museum for the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia. Along with Nina and Seb Chan at ACMI Shelley has been one of the most influential people in the web/cultural world at large, and for me personally. Enormous amounts of good will and excitement going her way.

Speaking of moving on, I found Carole Robinson's piece for The Spinoff about her last day at 3News, published in the wake of  Mark Weldon's resignation, surprisingly affecting.

Two new reports out in Britain about arts attendance and perceptions and realities of the benefits of the arts:

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