Curator’s Advent. Day 21. Art hang

Nothing is straight

Simple, yet fiendish, the art hang requires a different set of skills to the mountingĀ of objects in showcases or for open display. What happens when: The ceiling isn’t straight The tops of the walls aren’t straight The floor slopes The frames aren’t straight Throw out the spirit level and trust thine eyes.

Artistic licence: misrepresenting (Cornish) history

Last week the temperature under my collar was raised twice over. Both times it concerned a poor representation of the past. One probably down to lazy journalism (but with no real excuses) and the other possibly down to poor editing choices and an over-reliance on a ‘pat narrative’. Here I discuss the first of these,… Continue reading Artistic licence: misrepresenting (Cornish) history