Fresh & New(er)

discussion of issues around digital media and museums by Seb Chan

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Entries from May 18th, 2014

Things that didn’t get made #754 – the ‘eBay/museum API valuation’ web service

May 18th, 2014 1 Comment

One of the things that is most commonly asked of a museum’s collection is “so, how much is it worth?”. In an art museum context this question is usually asked with an air of incredulity – as in “That much? Really? For that?”. In a history museum it is often asked because the inquisitive person […]


A commencement speech to exhibit designers

May 16th, 2014 No Comments

Tonight I did one of those things that felt really ‘American’ – I gave one of those commencement-type speeches for a group of graduates of the SUNY/Fashion Institute of Technology Exhibition Design Masters program. The student work was on show at the venue and I was heartened by its quality and diversity and I was […]