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…

When Nature is the Museum

I have been living in Cape Town, South Africa, for almost a year now. Compared to European capitals which I was used to, the city does not have a big museum offer. It has some great museums, District 6 or Zeitz Mocaa being among them, but it is quite light (quantity-wise). Moreover, the museums are never very busy – except for tourists. It is a shame. Even though it is light in terms of quantity, the museum offer is of good quality, content and design wise. So I have wondered. Why do so few locals go to museums? It is…

Design or Curation?

This is an eternal question that I struggle to answer. When you make an exhibition, the answer seems theoretically obvious: both. It is as much curation as it is design. It is what you display as much as how you display it. However, when you look at who makes exhibitions and how the industry is organized, there are curators on one side and designers on the other. They might collaborate – even though it is not always the case – but are distinct. The question then stays: in practice, is there a choice to make between design and curation? This…