Author: MCM

New Museum Alert – India

#Tripura to set up museum to showcase R.D. Burman’s work Sachin Dev Burman (1 October 1906 – 31 October 1975) was an Indian music director and singer. A member of the #Tripura #royal #family, he started his career with Bengali films. His son #Rahul #Dev #Burman was also a celebrated music composer for #Bollywood films. Asha Bhosle #Pancham #Panchamda#museumsarechanging

New Museum Alert – India

#Bengal to have a museum on the #history of #partition The West Bengal government has decided to set up a museum on the history of the partition of India, in the now-closed #Alipore Central Correctional Home. The exhibits at the proposed museum will provide visitors with a unique glimpse into the sufferings of millions of people who lived in #WestBengal and the then […]

Celeb-spotting at museums

This week we found two interesting examples of celebrity endorsing museums. It appears that one was by design a planned PR generating opportunity whereas the other may have been a personal visit that ended up generating a lot of free press for the concerned museum. According to Wikipedia Celebrity branding or celebrity endorsement is a form of advertising […]

Celebrating the 1st edition of JLFBelfast

JLFLitFest needs to introduction. Most of us have heard about it, dreamt of being a part of it in some way or the other and some amongst us have been fortunate enough to attend one of the many enriching sessions at the actual events itself it. The 1st edition of @JLFLitFest in Ireland is currently […]

A Philly curator helped start a crowdsourced list of 2,500+ museum salaries

Michelle Millar Fisher made the spreadsheet live on the last day of May. In it, the Philadelphia Museum of Art curator and her collaborators, a group of anonymous museum workers, asked staffers at arts and culture institutions to anonymously share their salaries, family leave policies, and educational requirements for their positions, as well as their gender and […]

Sotheby’s Announces Definitive Agreement to be Acquired by Patrick Drahi

Sotheby’s Shareholders to Receive $57 Per Share in Cash Transaction Valued at $3.7 Billion Acquisition Would Result in Sotheby’s Becoming a Private Company NEW YORK, June 17, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Sotheby’s (NYSE: BID) today announced that it has signed a definitive merger agreement to be acquired by BidFair USA, an entity wholly owned by media and telecom entrepreneur as […]

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