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Đồng Tháp poses the urgent questions for today.

john hutnyk , May 25th, 2022

Juxtaposing decayed US v Soviet war crap or a flower that blooms in slime. a Huey and a MIG and sundry other remnants from the pond in the…


Ganesh at An Giang

john hutnyk , May 23rd, 2022

Bảo tàng An Giang. Here is Ganesa, 6th century, from Vong The commune, Thoai Song district, An Giang.


Review: The “Grand Meze” Exhibit at the Mucem in Marseille, France

foodanthro , April 21st, 2022

Rachel Black (Connecticut College) This exhibit runs from May 19, 2021 – Dec. 31, 2023. Is food the most unifying element of the Mediterranean? By focusing on foodways…


Two Pioneering Female Archaeologists

Stephen E. Nash , March 23rd, 2022

Precocious. Prolific. Audacious. Magnanimous. Each of these terms describes archaeologist Hannah Marie Wormington and her protégé Cynthia Irwin-Williams.* As pioneering female archaeologists in an are…


Beth Derderian takes the page 99 test

| , March 14th, 2022

Why do some things count as art and go in museums, and other things don’t? “Exhibition organizers in the UAE often requested proof of citizenship status as part…

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Curating as Caretaking

Chip Colwell , March 2nd, 2022

History is taught in all kinds of ways—through textbooks, movies, and … museums. In this episode, museum curators challenge the status quo and connect their ancestry to advance…


The Blockbuster Exhibit That Shouldn’t Have Been

Stephen E. Nash , November 30th, 2021

Museum professionals often point to the 1972 to 1981 Treasures of Tutankhamun tour as the beginning of the blockbuster exhibit era, in which museums host exhibitions that appeal…


Robinson on Con Dao

john hutnyk , November 5th, 2021

First 50 to click the url here get a free pdf – https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/0967828X.2021.1994353#.YYVKsbiYIYQ.linkedin


Ways of Looking: Alternative Encounters with Art and Artifacts

Susan Shih Chang , September 16th, 2021

“When we encounter something beautiful, we usually experience two kinds of reactions. One may be moved by learning the background of the work or the artist, while the…


Data Activism and Petro-Public Knowledge “Across Borders”: The Formosa Plastics Global Archive

Tim Schütz , April 27th, 2021

When our research group entered the Formosa Plastics museum in Taiwan, the first thing we noticed was a massive piece of kauri wood, sitting protected under a dome…


Studying Historical Artifacts on YouTube

Chelsea Horton , March 25th, 2021

A new community of YouTube creators are using video to give audiences a close-up view of antique garments and accessories. Can they inspire museums to invest in new…

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Blue Plaque for Ho Chi Minh

john hutnyk , December 5th, 2020

The blue plaque for Ho Chi Minh on the site of the former Carlton Hotel, where he worked as Van Ba. It is on New Zealand House in…


Watch “Serampore & Denmark – A Living History by the Ganges” on YouTube

john hutnyk , October 8th, 2020

The bit where haunted buildings are mentioned strangely has the sound drop out, but there are some great things to explore still… and the drone and inserts could…


Justine Buck Quijada on her book, Buddhists, Shamans, and Soviets

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https://global.oup.com/academic/product/buddhists-shamans-and-soviets-9780190916794 Interview by Claudia Lahr Claudia Lahr: What makes the subject of time – be it linear or recursive – so important i…

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Lessons of Accountability

Jason Baird Jackson , June 11th, 2020

Below find the second of a series of guest posts offered in celebration on the occasion of our colleague and friend Daniel C. Swan’s retirement from the University…

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Confronting the Colonial Legacies of Museum Collections

Alison Abbott , May 7th, 2020

Berlin’s Humboldt Forum opened its doors to the public for a special event in 2019, even as construction on the building continued. David von Becker/SHF Art historian Bénédicte…


Sowei Mask Repairs in Focus: Material Interpretation and Object Itineraries (Lecture)

Jason Baird Jackson , May 6th, 2020

Sowei Mask Repairs in Focus: Material Interpretation and Object Itineraries A Material Culture Studies Lecture by Kristin Otto Thursday May 14, 2020 2–3 p.m. (EST) Email Jason Jackson…

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New Project Pages

Jason Baird Jackson , February 23rd, 2020

Here on Shreds and Patches, there is a new menu item for Projects. The Projects landing page gives a quick overview of, and links to, some of key…

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Potential History (of Trinketization)

john hutnyk , January 1st, 2020

Seems about to nail the head on the hit: ‘Surrounded here by the wealth of objects, documents, images, and resources available in public and private museums, archives and…

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Web Resources for Museum Job Seekers, Revisited

Jason Baird Jackson , December 4th, 2019

This semester I am teaching the undergraduate course Museums and Material Culture (FOLK-F440). The course combined an introduction to material culture studies with collections research projects at the…

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#AFSAM19: Material Culture and Heritage Studies in Northern Guangxi, China

Jason Baird Jackson , October 26th, 2019

A title slide showing key project sites in the Dong areas of Guangxi and Guizhou. Shreds and Patches has been quieter than usual as I work my way…

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2020/21 Fellowship Competition: Royal Museums Greenwich

Haidy Geismar , August 30th, 2019

2020/21 Fellowship Competition: Royal Museums Greenwich (deadline 6 October) Royal Museums Greenwich (which comprises the National Maritime Museum, the Royal Observatory, the Queen’s House and C…

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Trinkets from Bác Hồ

john hutnyk , August 4th, 2019

Always on the lookout for the anthro connection, so this hit high on my trigger warning system: A gift from Uncle Ho to “Vuong Chi Sinh, a leader…


The Seventh Forum on China-US Folklore and Intangible Cultural Heritage: Collaborative Work in Museum Folklore and Heritage Studies

Jason Baird Jackson , July 3rd, 2019

The following is a report on The Seventh Forum on China-US Folklore and Intangible Cultural Heritage: Collaborative Work in Museum Folklore and Heritage Studies (第七届中美民俗学与非物质文化遗产论坛: 博物馆民俗与遗产研究的协作工作). …

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