Visiting Ancient Egypt
Giza 3D gives virtual tourists access to an immersive environment simulating the Great Pyramids, complete with ’ancient funeral rites’: a collaboration between Dassault Systèmes and the Harvard Peabody Museum.
The collections and repositories that these institutions house live or die as a function of the communities that animate them, whether now or in the future. And there is no inherent reason why such animation should be provided only by bona fide researchers and scholars, rather than by students of all ages, citizen scholars, collectors, or merely curious internauts.
Stanley Kubrick “Cinema’s most renowned director was also the industry’s biggest hoarder”
Andy Warhol, a compulsive collector and shopaholic who never threw anything away, applied a method to his acquisitive madness. As rapidly as his stuff accumulated—cultural ephemera, source material and casette tapes—he put it in boxes, sealed and dated. The Time Capsules, arguably his most massive work, a self-portrait in the form of a miscellaneous archive, went largely unknown until his death. Every few months the Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, where the collection is kept, exhumes the contents of a previously unopened Time Capsule for display.