Saturday, March 2, 2013


Logo design by Jegan Vincent de Paul

Project aimed to preserve the endangered cultural legacy of Bosnia-Herzegovina, while promoting dialogue and expression through different types of media.

Day of Museum Solidarity – March 4
I call on you and other museums across the globe to demonstrate your solidarity with threatened Bosnian cultural institutions by symbolically “erasing” one precious artwork or artifact, rendering it inaccessible for the Day of Museum Solidarity. How? On March 1, I ask you to place the yellow barricade tape in front of the chosen object (ranging from a dinosaurs skeleton to a painting, depending on your collection and your choice). I will provide this custom-designed non-adhesive tape featuring the CULTURESHUTDOWN logo. Take a picture of the “crossed out” object and send it to me. The “crossed out” artifact should be publicly visible in your institution from March 1 – 3. The collected pictures of Museum Solidarity across the world will be posted on the CULTURESHUTDOWN website on Monday March 4, the scheduled Day of Museum Solidarity. As many museums are closed on Mondays, our global campaign will take the form of a virtual collective exhibition on CULTURESHUTDOWN website. We would appreciate it if you were to post images of this campaign or host this virtual group exhibition on your institutions’ website, should that be possible.
(Dr. Azra Aksamija for CULTURESHUTDOWN
Assistant Professor, Program in Art, Culture and Technology
Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

Photomontage by Azra Aksamija
Thank you!!!

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