Saturday, 23 November 2019

Reading list, 23 November 2019

The Open Society Foundations, funded by George Soros, has launched a 4 year, US$15M fund to aid restitution of taonga to Africa:
The Open Society’s initiative will support African lawyers, scholars, archivists, and grassroots organizations campaigning for the return of artifacts taken during the colonial era. It will also fund meetings between cultural leaders and work to promote partnerships between museums, governments, and other organizations. 
A report from the Happy Museum with case studies on how six Welsh museums have responded to the Welsh Wellbeing of Future Generations Act

At 88, Agnes Denes Finally Gets the Retrospective She Deserves

Psychology researcher Muireann Irish was one of the speakers I heard at the Big Anxiety conference a few weeks ago: The self in dementia is not lost, and can be reached with care

The Efficiency-Destroying Magic of Tidying Up - a system that looks like chaos to you might simply be complicated.

A number of New Zealand and Pacific voices in this NYT article: Is It Time Gauguin Got Canceled?

On the Dora Maar survey exhibition at Tate Modern: Dora Maar: how Picasso's weeping woman had the last laugh (with the Guardian's reliably bad headline-writing for these kinds of revisionist stories)

On Dread Scott's slave rebellion reenactment in Louisiana: With a Slave Rebellion Re-enactment, an Artist Revives Forgotten History

A couple of reports from this month's MCN conference in San Diego:

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