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Webinar Highlights: Recognising Chinese Diaspora within Asian Art

Webinar Highlights: Recognising Chinese Diaspora within Asian Art

In late July 2020, Vastari led a discussion with Gordon Cheung, British born Chinese artist based in London and Inez Suen, Chinese American Director of ICFAC in Chicago about their experiences of being stereotyped in the art world and beyond based on their Chinese origins. Here are the key points

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How to Survive a Financial Crisis: Lessons from the Herakleidon Museum

How to Survive a Financial Crisis: Lessons from the Herakleidon Museum

Written by: Nicholas K. Kondoprias, Partner/Co-founder of Pan Art Connections In 2010, when the financial crisis started in Greece, our personal and professional lives changed dramatically. It was a perfect storm that went on for years, characterized by unemployment that hovered at around 25% (almost 50% for youth), strict

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The Sound of Reopening

The Sound of Reopening

Empty halls, quiet spaces, lights off, echoes… that is the vision we have of the “closed” museum during the recent lockdown. This was confirmed by museum guards in April, who explained that looking after closed museums was strangely “eerie”. Over the past few weeks, museums are ecstatic to share that

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Curate your next exhibition from your sofa!

Curate your next exhibition from your sofa!

A message to curators all over the world: Working from home is our current reality, and we are all having to adjust our personal and professional lives to it. We are exploring different tools to make these adjustments easier, and thankfully discovering fantastic technologies every day. So here’s a

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Helpful COVID-19 Resources for Museums

Helpful COVID-19 Resources for Museums

Vastari has selected a number of helpful online resources and articles for museums during these difficult circumstances. We hope that you may find some valuable information in these pieces; we will keep you posted on other helpful resources, including our own articles and perspectives. Museum Association This is a very

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Exhibition Planning in the Wake of COVID-19

Exhibition Planning in the Wake of COVID-19

As the world struggles to come to terms with the best ways to handle COVID-19, many cultural institutions are facing a huge peroid of uncertainty. Because of the pandamic at hand, the arts industry has been especially hard hit, with the unprecedented closure of national and regional cultural venues throughout

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Sometimes you need to step back to step forward: a case for digital facility reports

Sometimes you need to step back to step forward: a case for digital facility reports

Sometimes as a tech company you decide to research something in depth, find that there is a huge market, but ultimately realise that it’s a bit too ambitious to achieve right now. That’s what we discovered at Vastari when we conducted research for the market on digital facility

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Cultural exhibitions are also export products

Cultural exhibitions are also export products

“I truly believe that cultural products are also export products”, says Facundo de Almeida, director at Museo de Arte Precolombino e Indígena (MAPI) to El Pais Uruguay. According to Almeida, cultural activities, as well as conventional exports, generate revenues - and also jobs. For this reason, the director of MAPI

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What went wrong with ICOM's new museum definition

What went wrong with ICOM's new museum definition

Having come back from Kyoto where I attended the 25th ICOM General Conference, I feel it’s worth sharing a few thoughts about the most controversial issue at stake throughout the whole event: the new museum definition. In times of great political, sociological and climatic changes, ICOM has decided to

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