Departing from an ethnographic collection in London, From Storeroom to Stage traces the journey of its artefacts back to the Romanian villages where they were made 70 years ago, and to other places where similar objects are still in use. The book explores the role that material culture plays in the production of value and meaning by examining how folk objects are mobilized in national ideologies, transmissions of personal and family memory, museological discourses, and artistic acts.
A successfully managed project is a carefully planned and organized effort. A critical and essential skill for any art service manager is project management—the ability to organize resources--labor, budgets, materials-- and handle constraints so that a project’s goals are successfully accomplished. Fine Art Movement and Storage: Project Management for the Visual Arts is a practical handbook for developing and managing multi-faceted projects from the project manager’s point of view, including estate moves, exhibition planning for preparators, storage setup, planning and maintenance, storage movement and planning, collection relocations, traveling exhibitions, art fairs, and the prioritizing of overlapping projects. It covers complex and advanced project management issues such as: Identifying your stake holders and foreseeing potential stake holder conflicts, Identifying the project’s goals and parameters, Outlining goals for initial and follow-up site visits, Guidelines for conducting a site visit, Planning for art and material staging, Estimating and quoting time, labor, and materials, Understanding and estimating hard and soft costs in your budget, Planning for contingencies, Developing budgets and timelines, Scheduling overlapping tasks, Creating daily goal sheets and project punch lists, Training and staffing your crew, Assigning crew leaders, Delegating project responsibilities, Managing quality control and industry standards, Understanding project completion, post completion, and follow up, and Managing multiple projects. Over 50 graphics help to make this a book you’ll use every day. Every art institution, art service company and individual that manages projects or anticipates a project will need and want to have access to this book as a resource, as a reference and as a training tool.