3D scanning was once reserved for experts, but now anyone with a smartphone can create good-quality digital versions of objects around. Is this the future of creative and collaborative museum practice?
4 July 2023
When an object is misidentified, is it a ‘mistake’ or something more? Using a Guanyin statue as a case study, I suggest that objects can inhabit two identities when embodying two simultaneous social meanings.
13 June 2023
To mark Chinese New Year this year, and the Year of the Rabbit, we did the obvious thing and looked for rabbits in the collections at MAA. But we didn’t find what we thought we would.
31 January 2023
The tale of an artefact, allegedly the figure of Buddha, that brought together historical inaccuracies and stories of warfare and plunder hinted at in museum documentation around objects.
6 December 2022