Monday 1 October 2007

Show me the blogs ....


This comment was just added to an earlier post, but I'm pasting it in here:

A blog is being established by the Adam Art Gallery (Victoria University Wellington)
While it is still in this formative period it has not been linked from their website.

Good for the Adam. Given the pictures below, I did consider titling this post 'Birth pangs'.


I've had a decent moan in the past about the lack of art gallery blogs in New Zealand. If you're thinking of rising to the challenge, you could do worse than to check out the Brooklyn Museum's blog as a model.

The blog appears to be written by staff from throughout the institution, so in the past month there's been posts on conserving a watercolour, on buying work for the collections, and on participating in the Deitch Art Parade. Sure, it's not all high-faluting art discussion, but it is an interesting - and human - insight into what goes on at the Museum.

Brooklyn Museum is also active on Flickr, posting photos of, amongst other things, exhibition installations, such as the Ron Mueck photos shown here.

Taking full advantage of the word-of-mouth possibilities of blogging, the Museum also encourages people to send them links to posts, if they've visited an exhibition and written about it on their own blogs.

PS: on an apposite note - Ed Winkleman wondered on Friday: 'Are more museums embracing blogs?'

Images: Ron Mueck, his assistant Charlie Clarke and Brooklyn Museum staff installing Ron Mueck on show at the Brooklyn Museum, November 3 2006–February 4 2007. From the Brooklyn Museum's Flickr set.

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