Over the last 3-4 months I am reading more and more books related to trends in modern museology. I am now expanding my horizon to include books on collecting.
To that end I had a short conversation with one a library staff member, who pointed out the online help. Earlier on, I had some complaints about logging in with different usernames etc. Luckily, the system has been updated, so it was smooth sailing. I logged in, searched the catalogue, ordered the books and next day (!!!) a DHL courier showed up on my doorstep. Talk about fast service!
Unfortunately some students previously underlined words, sentences, paragraphs and even made comments. So some of the books now feature comments in Chinese.
I am now reading Collecting in a Consumer Society, which helped me to “discover” a monument in Athens. Though I visited the city a few years ago, we missed the world’s fist department store. Called the Stoa of Attalos it looks, well, classic 🙂 And did you know that for a time in Japan both males and females changed clothing several times during a day-long kabuki performance to flash their wealth?
While I am not one to feature family pictures in a student blog, this one is soo nice, I couldn’t resist sharing it.
A week ago there was a classic car (and motorcycle, bicycle) meeting where period clothing was expected for participants and visitors. Thanks to the costumes depot of the Hungarian TV I managed to come up with matching clothing for my son and me :)! It was a very nice afternoon.
I was at the Hungarian Postal Museum a couple of weeks ago and had a chat with the director, Júlia Kisfaludi. We agreed that the info signs related to vehicles are outdated, so I am now working on creating new displays and signs. Talk about hands on experience!
And I applied as a volunteer to a second museum! I will give you an update on this in the next few weeks.