To accurately portray histories, museums need to do more

There is a wave of change underway in North American museums. Museums and galleries are re-evaluating their own places and roles in colonial history and discourse. This change has resulted in galleries being closed or decolonized across Canadian museums.

But are these moves enough to disassemble colonial ideologies and narratives that have underpinned museums for so long?

Museums have historically

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Male artists dominate galleries. Our research explored if

In the art world, there is a gaping gender imbalance when it comes to male and female artists.

In the National Gallery of Australia, only 25% of the Australian art collection is work by women.

This is far better than the international standard where roughly 90% of all artworks exhibited in major collections are by men. The most expensive painting

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Runway teases AI-powered text-to-video editing using written

Enlarge / A still from Runway’s “Text to Video” teaser promo suggesting image-generation capabilities.

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In a tweet posted this morning, artificial intelligence company Runway teased a new feature of its AI-powered web-based video editor that can edit video from written descriptions, often called “prompts.” A promotional video appears to show very early steps toward commercial video editing or generation,

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Did Kurt Weill “Look Back”?

My favorite recording of any Kurt Weill song – as I have occasion to remark at the close of my recent NPR documentary on Weill’s immigrant odyssey – is Weill’s own rendition of “That’s Him.” Re-encountering this remarkable performance, with the composer accompanying himself at the piano, I feel a need to ponder what makes it so special.

As I

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JazzBash! Immersive virtual Awards event plus!

I daresay the JazzBash! on Sunday, 9/11 is the first ever virtual hybrid Awards party/live Jazz Cruise auction/online concert from six U.S. cities/conference of activist panelists/bar with storytellers and presenters, live improvised painting, exclusive jazz photography exhibits and more — in immersive environments depicting noted jazz sites through which attendees — musicians, critics, the general public — can roam at

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Truss urged to invest in libraries and abolish tax on

New prime minister Liz Truss should abolish “the last remaining tax on reading”, ensure schools have funding for author visits and invest in libraries, according to authors and publishing organisations.

Truss officially became the UK’s new prime minister yesterday after meeting the Queen at Balmoral.

Michelle Donelan has been named as Truss’s secretary of state for digital, culture, media and

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