Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to all of you! 2018 was a very special year for me as I spent it almost entirely in Cape Town, South Africa. I was living my dream: I was in a city I used to dream of going to; I was working at a media company making interactive educational experiences for museums, which was where I wanted to be professionally; and on the personal side, I finally got back to dancing salsa, which simply makes me happy and to blogging! Since January last year, there’re more viewers every month on Pristine Preview and I couldn’t be…

Moving Back to Europe: What Job to Look For?

I currently work as a project manager in a company based in Cape Town, which creates educational, immersive experiences, using interactive technologies and human-centered design for museums, heritage sites, visitor attractions or corporate spaces. But, after a year in South Africa, I am now planning my return to Europe. I will be back in Paris at the beginning of December. Part of this change means quitting my current job and finding a new one in Europe. It’s a little bit sad, I have to admit. My current job has been my first ‘real’ job after university and I have enjoyed it. However,…

The exhibitions that have mattered (part 2)

After my first post about the exhibitions that have mattered, I remembered several others that had an impact on my career or influenced my way of thinking. I thought they deserved a post too. I am starting this second post with the exhibition Mondrian / De Stijl at the Centre Pompidou in Paris which opened at the end of 2010 at the Centre Pompidou. I remember the space being very busy but being captivated by the work on display. I had an interest in Mondrian’s work before going to this exhibition and it completed my adoration for the artist. The…

South African National Gallery @ Iziko Museum, Cape Town.

Happy New Year Year everyone! Starting this new year with a post about a museum. I’ve been in Cape Town for three months but realised haven’t been writing much about the local museum offer. I visited the South African National Gallery at the end of last year, and really liked it. Thought it was worth sharing. The South African National Gallery is in the Company Gardens in the heart of Cape Town. In contrary to a lot of museums I have been to, there is no permanent gallery. The building is divided into six spaces, each being an autonomous temporary exhibition….

The exhibitions that have mattered

I am passionate about exhibitions. Like anything else, it started with exhibitions I have seen and have been amazed, impressed or touched by. In an exhibition, all my senses are awake. It touches me in every way. My appetite for knowledge and responsiveness to academia are stimulated, my fascination and sensibility for (spatial) design are encountered, my eagerness for interaction and participation (my research for fun) is somehow satisfied, and exhibitions are a way of living my passion for fashion, art and history. Going forward in my career, learning more and more about exhibition-making and curation, I have recently been…

London Museums: my Top 5

I haven’t publish in a while and I apologise. I was moving to another continent for a new adventure. I’ll tell you more about it very soon. But now, let’s have a look back at my two years in London. I lived in the British capital for two years. During that time, I visited a lot of museums. London is an amazing place to be for museum lovers. First, their number: there are so many of them, from the common touristy to the unexpected creepy. Secondly, permanent exhibitions in national museums are free. You can just go wonder for an…