For those of you who follow Torbjørn C. Pedersen, or Thor for short, on social media, you will know that Tai Kwun holds a special place in his heart. He has just posted a nice video visit to Tai Kwun in which he tells you about how to get there from Central MTR station and what to do when you’re there, including a quick look at the Visitor Centre which Winkle-picker was involved with.
Nice video visit to Tai Kwun
Museum Exhibition Design – Histories and Futures
Managing Director Chris White will be speaking at the Museum Exhibition Design – Histories and Futures conference on 4th September.
This virtual conference opens today on 1st September. Its aim is to consider the history and future of exhibition design in museums. While museum studies is underpinned by seminal texts attending to the poetics and politics of museum display, the agents and collaborative process of past display practices have often remained hidden ‘behind the scenes’ of the museum. Together, the papers, discussion boards and resources presented through this conference work to change this: they reframe understandings of museums and their genealogy, as well as challenge contemporary museums and exhibition makers as they plan for the future.
CLP Clock Tower featured by SCMP
The conservation and revitalization of the CLP Clock Tower has been featured in the South China Morning Post (SCMP). Winkle-picker has been responsible for producing the Interpretive Plan for the museum elements of the project and is currently working alongside the client and Sugar Design (HK) during the design stages.
UOW in Global Top 200
The University of Wollongong (UOW), parent institution of UOW College Hong Kong, has achieved a major strategic goal – to be ranked in the Global Top 200.
Great Fire of London in Minecraft
Due to the closure of museums by COVID-19, there is a lot of talk (and inevitably much will be lip service) to the idea of taking museums online. But how will this work? Will it be more than just museum catalogues online? How can museums actually enhance people’s experiences and aid learning outside of a social space? Well, the Museum of London has come up with a solution and I suspect its inception pre-dates the Coronavirus – the Great Fire of London in Minecraft.
Museums vs COVID-19 by UNESCO
UNESCO recently launched its report on museums vs COVID-19 which is the result of an in-depth international survey of museums, culture professionals and Member States about the impact of COVID-19 on the museum sector.