An imaginary museum that exhibits all of the world’s greatest art under one French philosopher Andre Malraux in his book Le Musée Imaginaire (). A realisation of Malraux’s ‘museum without walls’ (as it was translated). New Post Every Wednesday pm ET. ANDRE MALRAUX André Malraux (3 November – 23 November ), was a man for all. Explorer of Cambodia, freedom fighter (Spanish Civil War), Resistance leader, and Gestapo prisoner André Malraux emerged from World War II.
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He suggested that the traditional museum was no longer relevant, as photography had become so good that it made art accessible to all. Removed from historical context, they can be rearranged in the mind according to aesthetic or philosophical qualities. Even more so than photography, the Internet makes the traditional museum even more of an anachronism, a Cabinet of Curiosities.
It is a proposal for a partially virtual, partially pop-up museum of Toronto called I think dreadfully the Myseum of Toronto.
Museum backstage: the virtual museum
My spellchecker tried to fix that four times, which I think indicates a problem. But everything else about it is fascinating and makes so much sense today. Mhseum of visiting a building to look at things, you engage with the Myseum the way you want.
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Democratising Art through the ‘Museum Without Walls’
This may have turned out andfe be a good thing, because they are getting hungry and clever. Museums everywhere are struggling these days, spending multi-millions on starchitects and turning into cultural theme parks, chasing the Bilbao effect and building monuments.
Instead, The Myseum of Toronto is hungry and agile; it can go to where the action is with its pop-up model, and can pay serious attention to its online presence, which is often an afterthought with the bricks and mortar or should I say stone and stainless steel museums. Can’t get enough TreeHugger?
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