Tag Archives: Curatorial

Artifact of the Month: Swords and Shields

We recently received a very interesting donation here at the Arab American National Museum: a set of swords and shields said to be connected to the Ottoman Empire exhibit at the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago. Like many others worldwide, … Continue reading

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Behind the Scenes: New Exhibitions

February was a very busy month for us in Curatorial. We opened two new temporary exhibitions, Sacred Scenes: Icons of the Orthodox Church, and Ordinary Lives with photography by Rania Matar. We documented the installation process for each exhibit with additional … Continue reading

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New acquisitions from Creative Dissent

As part of Creative Dissent: Arts of the Arab World Uprisings, we had two donations to our permanent collection. The first are three stencils from Bahia Shehab, an Egyptian artist and TED fellow from her “A Thousand Times No” series. From … Continue reading

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Shaheen Deinstall

The Alfred Shaheen exhibit closed this past weekend so the Curatorial team spent the week condition reporting objects and packing them away. Here are a few snapshots of the process: I also want to give a shout-out to blogger, Vintage … Continue reading

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Another note about QR

Almost immediately after I made the QR codes and the exhibits opened I realized that I didn’t have complete control over the usage stats – especially to outside sites like Wikipedia. I mentioned it in my last post about the … Continue reading

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QR Codes in Exhibits

If you don’t know what a QR code is you may want to skim the Wikipedia article about them. You may have seen them on your soup cans or postage stamps. They have been gaining popularity over the past few … Continue reading

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New Exhibit: Motawi Tileworks

We have opened yet another new exhibit this year! This was our fifth opening in 2010. Motawi Tileworks opened last night to an enthusiastic crowd. If you haven’t been to see us yet, I wanted to show you a preview … Continue reading

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