AHT269: The Global Lives of Objects

Material Culture in Context

Waste Not: Song Dong, at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2006. CC. Prioryman.

  • Welcome to AHT269

    3rd Jul 2019 by

    Image credit: unknown maker, Eye miniature, c.19th, England. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London Course Description: This course examines global material culture and the rich diversity of objects and the processes, knowledge, and meanings embedded therein. Despite renewed interest in material culture, the conversation about objects often remains siloed in discrete disciplines of anthropology, archaeology,… Read more

  • Craft

    16th Oct 2019 by

    This week we visited the Australian Design Centre (ADC) to celebrate Craft Week. Check out these links recommended by our hosts at ADC: Read up on the Australian Tapestry Workshop and the exhibition featuring their work at the ADC: Response Visit Stanley Street Gallery’s website Peruse Gallery Funaki’s website Admire the dynamic sculptural work at… Read more

  • Authenticity

    28th Sep 2019 by

    Spot the fake: Visit the Falschermuseum of Art Fakes here: Take a crash course in Existentialism and notions of authenticity in relation to the self here: See how the Stanford Dictionary of Philosophy defines authenticity here: Authenticity: Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss what being oneself has meant to philosophers from Aristotle to Sartre and since… Read more

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