Where is the High Museum of Art? Many recognise Atlanta as a US city, but don't know exactly where it is or what's there. Atlanta is located in the southern east coast state of Georgia. Its population is majority African American and is the birthplace of Martin Luther King. It's where the headquarters of Coca-Cola and international news [...]
Those who are reasonably well informed know that Raqqa (also known as Al-Raqqah, Rakka, Ar-Raqqah) is the city in Syria that is the ISIS stronghold and focus of Western forces’ air strikes. It currently holds immense symbolic power – a successful military campaign in Raqqa would be a major defeat for the Islamic State. But [...]
This is a bit of a throwback, but I am really impressed with Mona Hatoum's work. She is an alumnus of University College London (UCL) where I work, but I only discovered this after I became a fan of her art. I suspect few got to see this major exhibition in Doha, Qatar, so I'm [...]
This video presents highlights from Schauwerk Sindelfingen, an art gallery I discovered recently while traveling in south Germany.
My trip to the United States coincided with the private view of the Met's new exhibition Ancient Egypt Transformed: The Middle Kingdom. The exhibition features objects from the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, one of the collections I manage at University College London (UCL) . It was nice to see Petrie objects presented so beautifully. The exhibition chronicles the re-birth [...]
The shocking photograph of Aylan Kurdi, the Syrian toddler who drowned trying to reach Greece, has dramatically changed the dialogue about the hundreds of thousands of people fleeing to Europe from the Middle East and Africa. Overnight the conversation switched from being about immigration policy to how we deal with a major humanitarian crisis. The [...]