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On this website we discuss arts, education and technology and the links between them. We are great believers in the power of galleries and museums to provide a stimulating and exciting educative experience.                      

Hidden away in the National Gallery is the Victoria & Albert Museum’s stunning exhibition Light from the Middle East.  It presents, for the first time in modern history a selection of works from the area: a region often presented to us in Britain through the limited lens of the syndicates of western press.

Photography

Here, the photographers and photographs are provided with a new voice beyond what is now the traditional media presentation; the themes of the pictures are deliberately diverse and range with a variety that extends beyond merely politicizing relevant local issues. The presence of Lebanese photo-conceptualism, Walid Raad is offered his rightful place with a comedic formant of his Atlas Group’s false narrative of Lebanese history, a false illustrated document that outlines car-bombing during the civil war. As well as Raad, many of the artists there will be unknown to many people in London. They are the new bloomers, the new torch bearers who throw a new and bright light from afar.

The Victoria and Albert museum is a fantastic gallery, hosting all sorts of artefacts from the past and even from recent history.

Welcome to Arts, Education and Technology

We report on all exciting changes in the art world. For example, Glasgow’s Centre for Contemporary Arts has chosen two new curators in a rearrangement and expansion of its staff. Following a period of hiring previously, which saw two other junior additions to the admin team, the organisation dealt with a further reformation and growth of its artistic and programming staff in a shift to re-establish this fine department.

Joining a curator was Remco de Blaaij, co-curator of Picasso in Palestine. A few years ago, Blaaij finished his research at Goldsmith’s University’s Centre for Research Architecture, with the publication on border practices of artistic culture against the backset of Suriname, South America. In his time at Van Abbemuseum, he additionally worked on a very long elaborate job dealing with issues of globalisation, capitalism, national identity and modern day immigration.

Glasgow International Festival

Ainslie Roddick, the newly appointed Programme Co-ordinator, finished at the Glasgow School of Art in 2008. He is the co-founder of The Duchy, an excellent gallery and project space based in Glasgow, Scotland. Roddick has dealt with a number of projects at The Duchy over the last few years, including a large offsite group show at The Lighthouse for the Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art in 2012, several solo commissions, filmings, collaborations with artist-run spaces and schemes with young curators.

As part of the rearrangement, Kerri Moogan will take up a new post as Programme Development Manager, focussing on developing new partnerships, development opportunities and income streams to take the organisation forward.