Yale Center for British Art: Object of the Week

Thinking Inside the Box Is a makeshift classroom now part of your at-home existence? Then you might consider this mid-nineteenth-century teaching aid, Specimens of Articles in Common Use, a ready-made curriculum. It was designed to encourage observation skills through direct interaction with everyday objects. Derived from the theories of Swiss education reformer Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi (1746–1827), … Continue reading Yale Center for British Art: Object of the Week

Public Conversation: Troubling Objects: interrogating collecting and collections, London, V&A, 11 September 2018

Troubling Objects: interrogating collecting and collections Troubling Objects will bring together academics, artists, activists and museum professionals to share ideas about how we can rethink both histories of collecting and the representation, interpretation and display of historical collections. Through critical engagement with the often uncomfortable and 'troubling' histories that can be present in publicly and … Continue reading Public Conversation: Troubling Objects: interrogating collecting and collections, London, V&A, 11 September 2018