Occasional Museum Picture #2

Gazing through a replica of one of Tycho Brahes instruments on the island of Ven. The Tycho Brahe museum is not necessarily exceptional, but it’s nice and easy going – like the rest of this small island, which is sort of a condensed version of any tourist’s dream of the Swedish countryside. Take the ferry … Read more

Krass Clement at Nivaagaard

This is a rare occasion: an exhibition of Krass Clement. It is Nivaagaard art museum in North Zealand which shows a retrospective with pictures from the last 22 years. I can only think off one criticism: the exhibition should have been larger. Fortunately for those of you who live far from Nivå, there is a very … Read more

Photographic value – a comment

Mike Johnston at The Online Photographer (TOP) has written a thoughtful post on the subject: what makes photographs valuable for the future. As usual, the post has caused a lot of comments. The following is my own contribution, as posted on TOP. Please go here to read Mike’s original post and all the other comments.

What this interesting post and the comments illustrate nicely, is that “value” is not something absolute or intrinsic to an object, but something that is attributed to the object in a certain context. And as the context change, the value may change likewise.

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Building 4

Building 4 is the former dyeing-hall at BredeTextile Mill. The mill is now part of the National museum, and the building is being renovated for use as an exhibition hall, for the exhibition of the cultural history of industrial society. I have a special feeling of attachment to building 4. Not only is it a beautifulindustrial building in … Read more

Museum Watching

The other day I accidentally came across Elliot Erwitts Museum Watching – at a sale in a museum shop. The book contains photos from a number of coutries and from half a century. I might be a museum fetchist by profession. But I find Erwitts book extremely charming. His pictures of museum guest that are spectating, speculating … Read more