Whilst I mend
Post #986 • April 10, 2007, 11:54 AM • 31 Comments
See Thompson, David.
...I came across a doctoral dissertation called, rather implausibly, Quantum Feminist Mnemotechnics: the Archival Text, Digital Narrative and the Limits of Memory. The work in question, by
radical cyber-feminist Carolyn G. Guertin, is apparently the basis of a forthcoming book of the same name. Faced with such an imposing title, one can practically hear the boundaries of human knowledge squealing as they expand. Naturally, I had to find out more.
See Kicks, Modern.
With apologies to the Umbrians, if there's any degree of success in bringing a claim on something a museum acquired over 100 years ago - not only prior to the 1970 UNESCO regulations, but before Italy's own cultural heritage law, as the article points out - then nothing in a museum collection can be considered safe. Also,
What are you going to do with that new insight into the meaning of an Latin inscription on a Rubens copy of a Holbein, blog about it or try and work it into an article or research note? What'll do you more good, or cause you less trouble with your colleagues or advisor? Some of us unable to get our acts together to see it ourselves eagerly await JL's review of the Howard Hodgkin show at Yale.