21 YEARS: Making Histories with South African Fashion Week @ Zeitz MOCAA, Cape Town

Last night, I had the chance to be invited to the opening night of the exhibition 21 YEARS: Making Histories with South African Fashion Week @ Zeitz MOCAA in Cape Town. I was thrilled as it is the first ever fashion exhibition in a South African museum. Fashion is finally entering the institution. This first event, which for sure will be followed by several others, marks the beginning of an exciting journey. South African and more largely, African fashion will finally be historized and historicized, collected and archived, studied and exhibited. As Erica de Greef, curator of the exhibition, expressed…

How I discovered I was allergic to wheat and dairy

About 4 years ago, I started to have eczema and urticaria which never happened to me before. Slowly, it happened regularly until I had eczema constantly on my entire body and urticaria crisis every day. As you can imagine, it was very uncomfortable and made me quite crazy, to say the least. Of course, I quickly went to a dermatologist who gave me a cream which helped a bit. With it, I was fine, but once I stopped using it, it always came back. It dealt with the symptoms but not the causes. Therefore I did not know why this…

What are the exhibitions to see in Paris in December 2018?

I will be in Paris in December and I am starting to check what exhibitions there will be in the city this winter. My passion for exhibitions brought me to the job I do today. Going back to a city like Paris is very exciting: there’s more exhibitions that there’s time to see. However, in my memories, Paris’ exhibition scene is amazing content-wise, it is not design-wise, the exhibitions being mostly traditional looking, compared, for instance, to a city like London. Plus, the art scene exhibitions is very important, which is amazing but gives less space to history and science…

Gluten and Dairy Free Cape Town

Today, I am trying a different topic. I know it’s quite different from what I usually write about. Museums and exhibitions are a true passion but I have other interests that I would like to discuss and share. Food is one of them! It is random but  life is right? Please feel free to comment and give feedback :). Food is a big part of my life. First, I love eating and enjoy cooking (especially baking…). I am definitely a foodie. I am the kind of person who would take a detour to go to a good bakery or would…

Culture Memories: a year in South Africa

Here we are! Last weekend, I celebrated my one year anniversary in Cape Town, South Africa. As I prepare my departure in a little bit more than a month from now, I am remembering all the experiences that I have had the chance to live. What will I remember? What store, museum, event, has shaped my stay? and why? Here is a few notes I am going to take back with me and that I am happy to share with you. The intensity of District 6 Museum District 6 Museum is my favorite museum in Cape Town. It tells the…

Obsessions [ Project. moment 1]

As mentioned a few months ago, I am currently working on a personal project. I don’t know what form it will take yet. I just know that it will be a response to Lady.  At the moment, I am compelling images, documents, ideas … it’s inspiration time. for a personal project, I like to have a very organic, spontaneous process. Meaning, I don’t plan the steps. I have some kind of idea in mind, and each step informs the next one, defining the idea more and more, building the project. This helps me focusing on what I want to do and…

Museums and New Technology: 2018 Trends

Museums have always engaged with new technology. In the past years, it has become very exciting with museums launching diverse projects, apps, tools, to enhance the visitor’s experience. Let’s have a look at what has shaped the past and at the trends shaping the present. (This list was made based on projects I have experienced and/or researched, they might give an exact picture of the industry) Interactive Exploration Tools As we all know, museums around the world have incredible collections on display but most of the time, some items get lost in the number of things to see. The famous…