Universal Museums Should Disappear

In my Love Letter to Cape Town, I explain how South Africa has changed me. Professionally, it has also had an influence on how I see my future career. My experience in South Africa modified my objectives. What I want to achieve has changed. The way I want to work has changed. And it is partly because of what I am going to explain now. A few weeks ago, I published my thoughts on the museum culture in Cape Town saying that visiting museums wasn’t a very Capetonian activity because of the outdoor lifestyle the locals have. I have been…

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…

INTERVIEW. Imogen Clarke about Streets Fans @ The Fan Museum, London

Street Fans is currently on at The Fan Museum in Greenwich, London. For this exhibition, the museum asked several street artists to create fans with the help of the fan maker Sylvain le Guen. The result is the showcase of a fantastic multiplicity of designs, a new eye onto contemporary fan making and the opportunity for engagement with the local community. Street Fans is an incredible project lead by one of the most incredible place I had the chance to work in. Imogen Clarke, curatorial assistant at the museum, tells us more about it: This exchange happened via emails.  – Is it is…

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…

Visuals: Perfume @ Somerset House, London

This article is not an exhibition review, but more a visual journey of an exhibition I’ve recently enjoyed visiting: Perfume at Somerset House, London. In the first room, famous perfumes in their bottles are displayed to introduce the subject. Then, a member of staff gives you a paper and pen: it’s now your turn to play. The following room are installations. You can touch them, go around and of course, smell them, as each represents a particular scent, which has made history. You have to find the perfume and write its name on the paper. Answers and information are given at the…