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Cathedrals vs. Town Squares

September 30th, 2010 1 Comment

The Powerhouse museum’s Sydney Design iPhone App ARE OUR museums and art galleries our cathedrals, or our town squares? That was the question posed in The Wall Street Journal last week. American arts writer Judith Dobrzynski described what she refers to as “a big rupture” in the world of American art museums. She describes a […]

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Teething problems

August 13th, 2009 No Comments

WHY don’t we see teething problems coming when we build a new cultural centre? There is something strangely familiar about events at the Melbourne Recital Centre last week. A major new cultural centre opens and soon finds itself over budget. Programs are slashed, directors are accused of mismanagement and recriminations begin among former allies. It’s […]

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Perth Talk: Flotillas v. Flagships

August 1st, 2008 9 Comments

I was asked recently by the folks at the Department Of Culture and the Arts in WA to take part in a forum about “Creative People” as part of their process to develop an “Umbrella Policy Framework” for the state. I thought it might be useful to post the notes here that i made for […]

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