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Evoluon, Eindhoven, 1968

Evoluon, Eindhoven, 1968

Science and technology exhibition, Evoluon, Eindhoven, 1968
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Mural in the Furnished Room, Britain Can Make It, V&A, London, 1946
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Taiwan 1 (crop 1)

Sketch of exhibition layout,
National Museum of Natural Science, Taiwan, 1986-88
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Taiwan 1 (crop 1)
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Tea Bar, Britain Can Make It, V&A, London, 1946
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Taiwan 2 (crop 1)

Interior view,
National Museum of Natural Science, Taiwan, 1986-88
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Taiwan 2 (crop 1)
Exhibition 1

Construction of exhibition space,
Britain Can Make It, V&A, London, 1946
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Exhibition 1
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Interior view,
National Museum of Natural Science, Taiwan, 1986-88
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Taiwan 3 (crop 1)
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President Ford, Robert Staples, and Barbara Fahs Charles
with model of the "Levitating White House," for the Ford Museum, 1980
Staples & Charles

B&BwFord
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Sketch of Australia section,
Commonwealth Institute, London, c. 1961
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Fashions Hall, Britain Can Make It, V&A, London, 1946
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Gallery view of The Senster,
Evoluon, Eindhoven, 1968
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Installation view, Photography and the City,
Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC, 1968
Staples & Charles

PhotographyandtheCityinstallSI19681
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General view
Evoluon, Eindhoven, 1968
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‘All the fun of the fear’: using exhibition histories to understand the challenges of contemporary curation

 

Annebella Pollen
 Annebella Pollen
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Dear Kasia, 

Thank you for your very stimulating talk, which was very informative, entertaining and well constructed.

I sensed some tensions that intrigued me, especially between your presentation of some aspects of the Blitz Experience as comically grotesque in contrast to the remarkable engagement and investment they produced as visitor effects. You represented  the comments on Trip Advisor as perhaps ridiculous or wrongheaded but I was felt they might have captured exactly what the museum wanted: an appeal to an irregular museum attendee (rather than a regular ‘museum type’) plus an impression so profound it could be reflected in decades later! I also note that elsewhere experiential, sensory and immersive curatorial strategies come highly praised (while also noting the seriousness of the critiques that made a game of war).
I’m not sure how these tensions can be reconciled but I find their antagonism very interesting. Your thoughts welcome! 
Well done, again,

Bella


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Kasia Tomasiewicz
 Kasia Tomasiewicz
Joined: 1 year ago
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Hi Bella, 

Thanks for your question! I didn't mean to make the comments appear wrongheaded, but they are so fantastically descriptive that I think I am a little amazed by them. I have also noticed this tensions, but haven't been able to articulate them. I think this is definitely one to ponder..!


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