This issue marks the end of the Refresh, Re-evaluate, Re-connect series started in May this year. During this short period, things have evolved considerably. We have shaken off the haziness of the lockdown and refreshed the screens of our lives and work, curious to see what would appear. We have taken a moment to take in this new reality and reviewed the pertinence and value of our working practices against it. Now the time has come to reconnect with the ideas that once marked our path and with the ones that will allow us to move forward...
Museums & Memes is brought to you by Catalina Delgado and Maria Paula Arias, PhD students at the Institute for Cultural Practices. They share an interest in using visual media to understand museological research and practice. They’re also two Colombians at large in Manchester.
Cultural Practices Magazine hosts the newest episode of The Art of the Invisible podcast which discusses the last year of the pandemic with Cristina Boari Professor of Business Strategy at the University of Bologna. Her words help us re-evaluate the current crisis not only as a disaster, but rather as an opportunity for change, adaptation and creating new partnerships. Topics of discussion include, why are organisations able to benefits from collaborations and how to ensure we have chosen the right partner? Additionally, how did COVID-19 speed up the transition of cultural institutions to online presence and communication? Tune in and enjoy this interview with a lot of first-hand examples!
Cultural Practices is the magazine of the Institute for Cultural Practices (ICP) at the University of Manchester. The magazine was launched in April 2020 to publish critical reflections related to issues and challenges that COVID-19 and the lockdown presented for arts and culture in the UK and abroad. However, the magazine has since evolved and widened to encourage ideation and discussion between researchers, academics, industry professionals and students working under the theme of cultural practices.
The Institute for Cultural Practices provides a platform for postgraduate study, continuing professional development, research and knowledge exchange with cultural and heritage professionals in the UK and abroad. It runs MA and PhD programmes in Art Gallery and Museum Studies, Arts Management and Heritage Studies.