Digitorial! The Frankfurter Städel Sets An Example

“The Digitorial: The Multimedia Preparation Course For The Monet Exhibition” promises the Staedel Museum in Frankfurt, Germany, setting an example on how old masters can embrace current technology. Experience the show beforehand or use it to check back ex post. Although a fan of coffee table book-type catalogues, I highly appreciate playing with this digital version. See for yourself here.

DIA Collection Saved, Director Graham Beal Annonunces Retirement

After years of negotiating, anxious waiting, a court ruling, and more anxious waiting, the Detroit Institute of Art’s collection was finally saved from being sold off in the wake of the city of Detroit’s bankruptcy. I had the pleasure to sit next to the DIA’s director Graham Beal during a dinner in November, and I repeat here: Chapeau. Now he has announced plans to retire. read here

The Slow Death Of Theaters In Germany?

The theatre and orchestral landscape in Germany is unique: 140 municipal, state and regional theaters; 131 classical orchestras, plus some 220 private theaters and around 150 theaters and performance venues without a permanent ensemble. Cicero has analyzed the vast offering as well as its allegedly looming death, playhouses being caught between continuous budget squeezes, shifting political attention and paralyzing corsets of tradition.