Saturday 11 January 2020

Reading list, 11 January 2020

Germany's parliament has approved  €41 million (pending regional co-funding) to establish a new institution in Dusseldorf to preserve, archive and publicise the nation's photographic cultural heritage

ArtNews's Biggest Art World Flops of the 2010s

Hyperallergic's 2019 Most Powerless People in the Artworld list

Michael Edson's Pantheon of Reads 2019

Cultural Competitors: What Are Likely Visitors Interested In Doing Instead? American data on likely visitors to cultural institutions shows a sharp increase in the desire to stay home on weeknights and weekends

Amanda Hess for the New York Times on the mall-as-experience: Welcome to the Era of the Post-Shopping Mall, and accompanying commentary and context from the Gray Market Weekly

Two online readers of essays related to Mana Wahine, featuring writers such as Ngahuia Te Awekotuku, Linda Tuhiwai Smith, Leonie Pihama and texts written between 1987 and 2019. Developed with Te Kotahi Research Institute and supported by Ngā Pae o Te Māramatanga

A book recommendation - for fans of beautiful world building, Frances Hardinge knocked it out of the park again with Deeplight (and also interesting for her collaboration with the Young People's Advisory Board of the National Deaf Children's Society to create the 'sea-kissed' characters and culture)

North & South does a 30-year follow-up of a feature written in 1989 by Rosemary McLeod, of 31 women 'shaping our lives and the country's future', including Helen Clark, Suzanne Snively, Sian Elias and Hekia Parata.

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