Contextualising collections

Sunday, January 4, 2009

About old garden tools and their history...

There's this interesting web-site I came across about old garden tools (mainly English, and of the 19th and 20th century) and their history. Perhaps some of you recall using these tools in your younger days? See more at: Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, December 19, 2008

In the name of anti-terror laws

It would be useful to document what is done to the lives of simple common folks in the name of anti-terror laws. The law in US, the anti-terror laws that were earlier applicable and are in the process of coming back with more vengeance... how have these laws been used? does teror stop or does it get... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Spectrum of responses to the attacks at Mumbai

A friend of mind is just looking at the spectrum of responses to the terror attacks in Mumbai. They are so wide-ranging. Even the questions being raised about the attacks are so wide-ranging. There is even one web-site which is eliciting and compiling the questions. A collection of another sort... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Taking Action against the Museum of Provocation in Jerusalem

Forwarding this appeal for action as I endorse it Dear All, The Museum of Tolerance (MoT) is a project organized by the Simon Wiesenthal Center, to build a world class center in Jerusalem to teach the value of well, tolerance. A controversy has been brewing for sometime around its location, which is... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Half a dozen associations with yellow. What do u associate yellow with?

1. Yellow journalism 2. Oh, tie an yellow ribbon round the old oak tree, it's been three long years... 3. yellow, dirty fellow 4. yellowing of the leaves in autumn 5. yellow that we coloured the sun that we drew 6. Yellow River - the mother river in China 7..... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Collecting histories for getting recognised

GETTING RECOGNIZED Wade Black and Robert Thrower Co-Producers Summary: "Getting recognized" is a complex process for Native American individuals and for tribal governing bodies, poorly understood by the non-Native community, and a continuing source of tension between Native Americans and the broader... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Collecting experiences of women!

SPARROW today has a rich and varied holding - oral history recordings, films and documentaries, music records, photographs, advertisements, books, journals, newspaper articles and cartoons, posters, brochures, personal diaries, letters and other memorabilia that runs into thousands, and is... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Someone asked me whether I am collecting contexts or contextualising

collections. And that stimulated me to think that there is also something - what figure of speech is that where you can reverse the words like the above - where the noun becomes the verb and vice-versa. Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

And now a collection of agricultural implements...

Victor Hugo Gomes from Goa is collecting agricultural implements from Goa's past, part of his plan to launch a museum as an ode to Goa's agriculture. Worthwhile given that this rich agriculture is hidden or sometimes crushed under the tourism carpet. Anyone know of another museum like this anywhere... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Which customs are "interesting"? Indeed that's a blogger's fitting

challenge to me to fit within the frame-work of my blog. What's interesting? Needs to eb contextualised, So collections are not without their prejudices or affirmations. IS an interesting marriage custom about a marriage cutom that's different from what is usual to us? Is interesting about being... Sign in to see full entry.

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