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To Survive on This Shore: Photographs of Transgender and Gender Non Conforming Older Adults

To Survive on This Shore: Photographs of Transgender and Gender Non Conforming Older Adults

To Survive on This Shore, a collaboration between Jess Dugan, photographer, and Vanessa Fabbre, social worker and assistant professor at Washington University in St. Louis researching the intersection of LGBTQ issues and ageing. For over five years, Dugan and Fabbre sought subjects throughout the United States whose experiences exist within

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Interactive immersion - the future of VR

Interactive immersion - the future of VR

The concept of "immersion" in exhibitions using virtual reality headsets can be categorised as an isolating experience rather than a communal one. A person, on their own, wearing a headset to immerse themselves into another world. But increasingly, virtual reality producers take the immersion to the next level using interactive

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Say Hello! to the new Vastari Labs site

Say Hello! to the new Vastari Labs site

The new Vastari Labs site is here!! We are very excited to announce that we have launched a new site for Vastari Labs! With the overwhelming response to our consultancy services in the art + tech sector, we are looking to partner with more like minded organisations to create new and

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Vera Molnar + early digital art's influence on generative art today

Vera Molnar + early digital art's influence on generative art today

To some, the world of generative art and NFTs appears to have skyrocketed into the mainstream out of nowhere. Connoisseurs know, computer art has been a practice extending much further back than the 21st century. Vera Molnár, a pioneer of computer and generative art, started working with algorithmic paintings in

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Why the NFT Community Loves Hic et Nunc

Why the NFT Community Loves Hic et Nunc

The phrase “Hic et Nunc” can be directly translated from Latin to mean “here and now,” reflecting the immediacy of the present. Hic et Nunc (abbreviated HEN) then seems an appropriate adoption for the title of the Tezos based NFT marketplace that allows its users to manage decentralised assets without

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Back to basics: Bringing your collection online securely and cost-effectively in 2021

Back to basics: Bringing your collection online securely and cost-effectively in 2021

Bringing your collection online: a hot topic since the physical closures of 2020, but for some, more successful in theory than in practice. Many still seem to be lost as to how they could implement real solutions at a low overhead cost and without technical training. What do you really

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Elephant in the Room: Are temporary exhibitions under threat or do museums need them more than ever?

Elephant in the Room: Are temporary exhibitions under threat or do museums need them more than ever?

In 2021, institutions are trying to do whatever they can to keep their doors open, while wrestling with staff shortages, budget cuts and a stronger awareness of their own environmental responsibility. When taking into account the high cost, risk and environmental impact of exhibitions, is there a more sustainable way

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Soundscapes: Usomo & Philharmonie de Paris

Soundscapes: Usomo & Philharmonie de Paris

Sound is an integral part of the majority of our human experiences, but often takes a back seat when it comes to the "visual" arts. For many museum-goers, the perfect sound for experiencing art is silence. How do soundscapes shape the museum experience? On the one hand, sound is increasingly

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A Guide to Hiring Touring Exhibitions for Less

A Guide to Hiring Touring Exhibitions for Less

Here we have outlined some tips if you are looking to add more touring shows to your programming but are on a smaller budget than normal.

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5 Museums Ahead in the NFT Game

5 Museums Ahead in the NFT Game

Here are 5 museums who have jumped on the NFT trend earlier than their fellow institutions, all in very different ways, providing examples of what NFTs could actually look like for institutions going forward.

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