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John Burns

John Burns
John Burns is an English and History graduate from the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. He is currently completing a diploma in Arts Administration and has written for Artlink Magazine on Yoko Ono. He has recently launched a new blog JOHNBURNSNOW found at www.johnburnsnow.wordpress.com. If you would like to offer him advice, money or a job [email protected] will also work.

Art imitating life by John Burns

I am always a little wary when the terms “proper” or “scholarly” history are bandied about, usually in tandem with the terms “facts” and “unbiased opinion”.  Late last year there was a little political controversy in the UK regarding the use of the Blackadder TV series as a history aid.  It brought into the spotlight the role of the arts …

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Going along with the ride: Museums in the 21st century

21st century museums are exciting places to visit. Exhibition opening nights resemble something more akin to an Oscars after party than a tea and sandwich get together of professors in tweed coats. It seems that museums would like to remind their audiences that they have come a long way from the era of glass cases and “do not touch” signs …

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