Saturday 5 March 2016

Reading list, 5 March 2016

The Rauschenburg Foundation widens access to images of the artist's work for non-commercial purposes: Because of the policy change, the foundation expects to lose nearly half its image-rights income — which has been slightly more than $100,000 a year — but Ms. MacLear said she believed the loss was well worth furthering Mr. Rauschenberg’s legacy and supporting scholarship.

The annual TrendsWatch report is out from the AAM's Center for the Future of Museums: you can download it at this link. Philip Kennicott writes up two of the trends identified - changes to the way we work, and changes to how we regard and value happiness - in his argument that museums need to 'focus on the question of leisure and how we can recapture it'.

Four Berlin museums, sponsored by the German culture ministry, are working together to train and pay (a bigger deal than it sounds) Syrian and Iraqi refugees to give native language tours for fellow refugees.

Two of the stories from E-Tangata that have stuck with me this week: ‘How many brown faces are there in your reporting team?’ by Steve Deane and Confused about tikanga? Join the club by Moana Maniapoto.

The university year has started, Salient is being published, and Ruby Joy Eade has written a great piece about Dashper & Friends at City Gallery Wellington. You (I) forget that more art writing is probably taking place in student publications than in mainstream newspapers these days.

What might have been a blah article outraged by an Australian art gallery not stocking art magazines on Artshub turns into a fascinating piece on where art magazine publishing is looking for new stockists and readers, and what visitors at various institutions want to buy.

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