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Six lessons from the Museum of Failure
You can’t innovate without running the risk of failure. We need to de-stigmatise the concept.
Samuel West spent years as an organisational psychologist trying to help companies create a culture of innovation and experimentation. It was frustrating work and rarely produced lasting change.
The problem, he says, is that people are happy to think about routes to success but never reasons for failure.
Read more: sifted.eu/articles/lessons-museum-of-failure/

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Richard Wilson’s installation 'Turning the Place Over' colonised the former Yates’s Wine Lodge at Cross Keys House, Moorfields. It was launched on 20 June 2007 and operated until 8 January 2011, when it closed. The project was conceived as a stunning trailblazer for Liverpool’s Year as European Capital of Culture 2008, and the jewel in the crown of the Culture Company’s public art programme. 'Turning the Place Over' consisted of an 8 metres diameter ovoid cut from the façade of the Cross Keys house building in Liverpool city centre and made to oscillate in three dimensions. The revolving façade rested on a specially designed giant rotator, usually used in the shipping and nuclear industries, and acted as a huge opening and closing ‘window’, offering recurrent

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1 week 2 hours ago

Pablo Picasso dresses as Popeye in 1957.

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1 week 4 days ago

When dishes turn to art.
Artist E. Schwaerzler created a fun homage to Johannes Vermeer's 'Girl with a Pearl Earring' by simply using kitchen plates and a chopping board.
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During the recent Met Gala, in order to celebrate the The Met: Costume Institute’s 'In America: An Anthology of Fashion' exhibit, various attendees —in their gilded, glamorous best— walked off the red carpet and right into new artworks for a night at the museum.

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2 weeks 2 days ago

Barbra Streisand performing her single 'Gotta Move' at the Philadelphia Museum of Art from her 1966 TV special, 'Colour Me Barbra'. 🖼️💃🖼️

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A British tourist could face the death penalty in Iraq after being accused of smuggling artifacts out of the country. Jim Fitton, a former geologist, collected stone fragments and shards of broken pottery as souvenirs during an archaeological tour of Eridu, an ancient Sumerian city in southern Iraq. Eridu was long considered the earliest city in southern Mesopotamia. It is located 12 km southwest of Ur. Fitton was arrested at the airport on March 20 after the baggage belonging to the tour group was searched. A German tourist who was also part of the tour was apprehended at the airport. Under Iraqi law, the intentional international export of any items determined to be cultural heritage is “punishable with execution”. Fitton’s family members, who live in

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3 weeks 4 days ago

Has any artist here experienced this?

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Three Ai Weiwei sculptures were stolen in broad daylight from LUMAS galerie in Hamburg, during a daytime heist. As of Friday, local authorities are still appealing to the public for any information that could lead to the perpetrator behind the theft at Lumas Galerie, which is located on the city’s upscale shopping street Neuer Well. Security alarms at the gallery reportedly did not alert staff to the works’ removal from display during opening hours. The artworks—red, yellow, and orange reproductions of the artist’s hand—were listed each for €9,500 on the Lumas website. The trio references the Chinese dissident artist’s well-known photography series, Study of Perspective (1995–2017), in which his middle finger is raised to monuments and politically charged sites around the world. Source: ArtNews

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Museums News visited the renovated National Gallery in Greece's capital, Athens - Part 2 ... The permanent collection of the renovated National Gallery of Athens showcases the most prominent works created by Greek painters from the country's independence in the 19th century until the present. ... Εθνική Πινακοθήκη - Μουσείο Αλεξάνδρου Σούτσου / National Gallery #museum #museums #gallery #exhibition #art #fineart #museumvisit #museumsnews #εθνικήπινακοθήκη #greekart #nationalgallery #athens #αθήνα #greece #nationalgalleryathens

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Museums News visited the renovated National Gallery in Greece's capital, Athens - Part 1 ... The permanent collection of the renovated National Gallery of Athens showcases the most prominent works created by Greek painters from the country's independence in the 19th century until the present. ... The works shown in this post, by artists such as Nikiforos Lytras, Nikolaos Gyzis, Ioannis Moralis, Konstantinos Parthenis, etc, were created between 1830-1960 . Εθνική Πινακοθήκη - Μουσείο Αλεξάνδρου Σούτσου / National Gallery #museum #museums #gallery #exhibition #art #fineart #museumvisit #museumsnews #εθνικήπινακοθήκη #greekart #nationalgallery #athens #αθήνα #greece #nationalgalleryathens

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A model of a Neanderthal man in modern clothing. The model stands in front of the Neanderthal Museum in Mettmann, Germany.

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Museums News visited the renovated National Gallery of Athens. We'll be reporting soon on the exhibits! . #museum #museums #gallery #exhibition #art #arts #museumvisit #museumsnews #τέχνη #έκθεση #εθνικήπινακοθήκη #nationalgallery #nationalgalleryathens Εθνική Πινακοθήκη - Μουσείο Αλεξάνδρου Σούτσου / National Gallery Νέα Εθνική Πινακοθήκη της Ελλάδος

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1 month 2 weeks ago

An advert in today's newspapers on the world's smelliest museum, Brunel's SS Great Britain
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The poison in these arrows lasts for up to 1,300 years! Assistant Curator Ekta Raeja is dealing with two deadly quivers of poisonous arrows. These must be carefully packed as they are still toxic and extremely dangerous.
The excerpt is from BBC's marvelous museum-centred series, Secrets of the Museum, Season 3
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22 years after they first went missing, Charles Darwin's notebooks (thought to be worth many millions of pounds) have been returned! 'Left anonymously in a bright pink gift bag' and wrapped in clingfilm, the intriguing question of who returned them still remains a mystery, BBC News reports. The notepads date from the late 1830s after Darwin had returned from the Galapagos Islands. On one page, he drew a spindly sketch of a tree, which helped inspire his theory of evolution and more than 20 years later would become a central theory in his groundbreaking work On the Origin of Species. "The theory of natural selection and evolution is probably the single most important theory in the life and earth environmental sciences and these are the

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Ai-Da is a humanoid robot credited with being the world's first ultra-realistic robot artist. Completed in 2019, Ai-Da is an artificial intelligence robot that makes drawings, painting, and sculptures. She is named after Ada Lovelace. The robot gained international attention when it was able to draw people from sight with a pencil using her bionic hand and cameras in her eyes. Ai-Da was invented by gallerist Aidan Meller, in collaboration with Engineered Arts, a Cornish robotics company. Her drawing intelligence was developed by computer AI researchers at the University of Oxford, and her drawing arm was developed by Salaheldin Al Abd and Ziad Abass, undergraduate students from the School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering at the University of Leeds. In May 2021, Ai-Da's display Ai-Da:

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The Barbican Centre exhibition 'Postwar Modern: New Art in Britain 1945-1965' will run from March 3rd to Jun 26th, 2022. A revelatory new take on art in Britain after the Second World War, the exhibition focuses on a period when artists had to make sense of an entirely altered world. Postwar Modern explores the art produced in Britain in the wake of a cataclysmic war. Certainty was gone, and the aftershocks continued, but there was also hope for a better tomorrow. These conditions gave rise to an incredible richness of imagery, forms and materials in the years that followed. Focusing on ‘the new’, Postwar Modern features 48 artists and around 200 works of painting, sculpture, photography, collage and installation. It explores the subjects that most

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2 months 3 days ago

An Osamu Tezuka retrospective manga exhibition and a comics workshop will be taking place during the spring break! When: 6 - 10 April 2022 Where: Phoenix Art Space , Brighton, UK Details: Osamu Tezuka Exhibition and Comics Workshop Osamu Tezuka (1928-1989) is known as the Godfather of Manga and the Japanese Walt Disney, but these superlatives do him a disservice. He is the most influential manga artist and animator of all time. Tezuka defined the cinematic language and visual style of Japanese comic art. Every Japanese animator and cartoonist that followed remains in his debt, even if it is only for the huge Disney-style eyes still seen on manga characters today. Tezuka was a pioneer in animation, founding his own company who went on to

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2 months 4 days ago

Paint Box of Vizier Amenemope
c. 1427-1401 BC
Egypt, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18 (1540-1296 BC), reign of Amenhotep II
Currently housed at The Cleveland Museum of Art

Painting was a popular and time-honored pastime among the upper classes in Egypt. This paint box still preserves its original cakes of pigment: one cake each of red (red ocher), blue (Egyptian blue), green (a mixture of Egyptian blue, yellow ocher, and orpiment) and two of black (carbon black, from charcoal). It belonged to Amenemope, who was vizier, or prime minister, under Amenhotep II. Amenemope probably used his paint box for recreation.

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MoMA The Museum of Modern Art in New York was evacuated on Saturday afternoon after a stabbing took place inside the museum. According to the New York Police Department, two women who work at the museum were attacked by a man who has not been detained. Late on Saturday night, the museum said it would be closed to the public on Sunday. At a press conference held on Saturday evening, John Miller, deputy commissioner for the NYPD’s Intelligence and Counterterrorism department, said that the individual who attacked the women was a member at the museum. The man’s membership had been revoked after two incidents of “disorderly conduct” at the museum “in recent days.” “He became upset about not being allowed entrance, and then jumped over

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2 months 3 weeks ago

For #WorldWildlifeDay, the Victoria and Albert Museum recently shared a fascinating 19th century dress from their collection decorated with jewel beetles!
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3 months 6 days ago

Abstract engraved stone (Valdivia culture), 1250 BC, 30 x 31.5 cm.

The Valdivia culture is one of the oldest settled cultures recorded in the Americas. It thrived on near the modern-day town of Valdivia, Ecuador between 3500 BC and 1500 BC.

Ancient stone sculptures from Ecuador like this example are the oldest stone sculptures known to exist in the Americas, dating as far back as 3500 BCE. They are usually carved from a pearly grey colored stone. The four most prominent themes include the owl, the serpent/arrow, the sun chart, and the star chart.

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3 months 1 week ago

Museums News visited the #EileenAgar 'Angel of Anarchy' exhibition at Leeds Art Gallery.
An oft forgotten figure of the Surrealist movement, Agar was a multidisciplinary creator who found her voice through mythology-inspired assemblage.