Is it problematic to promote imperialism in an exhibition? Does imperialism shape Liverpool as a city of global identity or of hegemonic inclination?
For the past century, wars have been shaping and reshaping human identities. Imperial War Museum North in Manchester, UK offers its visitors inspiring perspectives to reflect on our militaristic past.
As spring was knocking on the door, Philomuseia got to design a walking tour of maps found throughout Carleton College campus. Taking on the role of a tour curator, I reflect on my liberties and difficulties in producing and communicating knowledge of maps at Carleton.
For me, seeing an exhibition is like conducting a dialogue with it: What do you want to tell me about world history? What sort of judgements did you make when designing every object? What are your assimptions behind conclusions? How am I supposed to reflect on my visiting experience?
Crossing the boundary between profanity and sacredness, I encountered two towns from the two worlds, and a pilgrim.
A beautifully designed museum which houses archaeological finds as well as ancient Chinese fine art. Located in the heavenly town of Suzhou, south-eastern China.