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Curiouser and Curiouser: Micro-museums and Micro-museology

Small and micro-museums (self-funded collections, accessible to the public, and often developed around the passionate interest of a single person) have long been the outliers of museum studies. I suggest that this is about to change. Such museums, including in

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Curiouser and Curiouser: Micro-museums and Micro-museology

Small and micro-museums (self-funded collections, accessible to the public, and often developed around the passionate interest of a single person) have long been the outliers of museum studies. I suggest that this is about to change. Such museums, including in

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Haystack Mountain School of Craft

In May, 2015, I was fortunate to be accepted to the second Open Studio Residency at Haystack Mountain School of Craft in Deer Isle, Maine. What an amazing experience! I spent two weeks disconnected from the outside world, writing, writing,

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Haystack Mountain School of Craft

In May, 2015, I was fortunate to be accepted to the second Open Studio Residency at Haystack Mountain School of Craft in Deer Isle, Maine. What an amazing experience! I spent two weeks disconnected from the outside world, writing, writing,

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Beneath the Surface: The Archives of Arthur Nestor

This website and catalogue are the archive of a parafictional exhibition undertaken by third and fourth year undergraduates enrolled in Museum and Curatorial Studies. In December 1975, Dr. Arthur Nestor, a zoologist and professor at Western University, quit his job

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Beneath the Surface: The Archives of Arthur Nestor

This website and catalogue are the archive of a parafictional exhibition undertaken by third and fourth year undergraduates enrolled in Museum and Curatorial Studies. In December 1975, Dr. Arthur Nestor, a zoologist and professor at Western University, quit his job

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The Bookcase micro-museum and library

In September 2014 I opened the Bookcase micro-museum and lending library in my office. Inspired by my sabbatical, and the various odd collections and mini-museums that I saw while traveling across North America, I decided to open my office to

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The Bookcase micro-museum and library

In September 2014 I opened the Bookcase micro-museum and lending library in my office. Inspired by my sabbatical, and the various odd collections and mini-museums that I saw while traveling across North America, I decided to open my office to

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Negotiations in a Vacant Lot

At a moment when the discipline of Canadian art history seems to be in flux and the study of Canadian visual culture is gaining traction outside of art history departments, the authors of Negotiations in a Vacant Lot were asked:

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Negotiations in a Vacant Lot

At a moment when the discipline of Canadian art history seems to be in flux and the study of Canadian visual culture is gaining traction outside of art history departments, the authors of Negotiations in a Vacant Lot were asked:

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F’ing Up Contemporary Art

“F’ing Up Contemporary Art: Fiber in the Gallery.” F’d Up! Art Gallery of Mississauga, Mississauga, Ontario. Exhibition: September 26-November 9, 2013, pp. 4-6. Read the full catalogue here.

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F’ing Up Contemporary Art

“F’ing Up Contemporary Art: Fiber in the Gallery.” F’d Up! Art Gallery of Mississauga, Mississauga, Ontario. Exhibition: September 26-November 9, 2013, pp. 4-6. Read the full catalogue here.

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Craftivism

  with Maria Elena Buszek. Craftivism: A Special Edition of Utopian Studies, (Penn State Press) volume 22, no. 2, 2011. Coined by artists and collectives in the wake of the September 11th, 2001 attack on the World Trade Center, the

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Craftivism

  with Maria Elena Buszek. Craftivism: A Special Edition of Utopian Studies, (Penn State Press) volume 22, no. 2, 2011. Coined by artists and collectives in the wake of the September 11th, 2001 attack on the World Trade Center, the