Museum Geographies: Exploring the cultural geographies of museums, galleries and the arts

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PhD candidate Carol Dixon has recently created a website for use as a more informal space for sharing information about her research relating to the cultural geographies of museums, galleries and the arts. The new site is called ‘Museum Geographies’ and is hosted via WordPress at http://museumgeographies.wordpress.com/. Please feel free to browse the postings uploaded to date, and send your feedback. The site has only been live for a few weeks, so Carol would welcome constructive comments and suggestions on the content of the blog posts, images and layout, and the overall look and feel of the site…

A mask displayed in the exhibition, Bois Sacré: Initiation dans les forêts guinéennes [Sacred Wood: Initiation in the Guinean Forest]  (Quai Branly Museum, Paris - April, 2014). Photo: Carol Dixon

A mask displayed in the exhibition, Bois Sacré: Initiation dans les forêts guinéennes [Sacred Wood: Initiation in the Guinean Forest] (Quai Branly Museum, Paris – April, 2014). Photo: Carol Dixon

Recent posts on the emergence of art world cities on the African continent (such as Dakar in  Senegal and Johannesburg in South Africa) exhibition reviews about the work of contemporary artists (e.g. the Nigerian-British installationist Yinka Shonibare MBE (RA), and the Congolese pop artist Cheri Samba, etc.), and details of interviews with eminent curators specialising in the arts of the African and Caribbean diasporas (e.g. Professor Eddie Chambers, author of the book ‘Black Artists in British Art: A History from 1950 to the Present’ – IB Tauris, 2014 – http://museumgeographies.wordpress.com/interviews/) have already attracted an international readership – including site visitors based in The Comoros Islands, South Africa, Guyana, Australia and the United States.

The Africa Galleries at the Quai Branly Museum in Paris. Photo: Carol Dixon

The Africa Galleries at the Quai Branly Museum in Paris. Photo: Carol Dixon

Closer to home, the most popular blog so far has been a topical news item (and event preview) about the South African artist Brett Bailey’s forthcoming exhibition of his controversial installation ‘Exhibit B’ (The Human Zoo) at the Barbican Centre in London (scheduled for display 21st-27th September 2014) – see http://museumgeographies.wordpress.com/2014/08/24/exhibit-b-a-poignant-performance-art-piece-or-just-the-latest-incarnation-of-a-racist-human-zoo/
Carol Dixon can be contacted by email (c.dixon@sheffield.ac.uk) or via the comment threads at the end of each page or post on Museum Geographies: http://museumgeographies.wordpress.com/.
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