Impending Arabic Art Glossary seeks to close language gap – resource alert


Art Dubai and Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art have commissioned the first ever Arabic Art Glossary to be developed over the next year, a project led by Palestinian curator Lara Khaldi.

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Asian art museums and social media use: Broader audiences, meaningful engagement


A recent story published in The Jerusalem Post looks at how museums in Israel are utilising social media platforms. We look at how other countries around Asia are doing the same.

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Archimuse immersive art history lessons for kids: Dress up included


It can be tough to engage today’s tech-dependent children in “real world” art history education but it seems that French company Archimuse has found a solution.

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140 not enough: Powerhouse favours Facebook over Twitter in social media experiment


While not strictly related to contemporary or visual art in Asia, we thought this social media experiment undertaken by Powerhouse Museum in Sydney was worth highlighting. The museum took part in Ask a Curator Day, a global activity that utilises the wonders of social media as a primary avenue for museum curators and audiences to interact. While Twitter is generally the favoured communication platform on this day, Powerhouse made the decision to focus on Facebook instead – Twitter’s 140 character restriction was revealed to make any real discussion difficult.

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