Loaded Out: Making a Museum


dsny_1930s.jpg Sewell Chan at City Room reports that a new show featuring the Department of Sanitation has opened at NYU. This is high on my list of post-hiatus things to do in the city, stay tuned for a report back or let me know if you’ve been already!

Here’s what the NYU Web site has to say about the exihibition:

The DSNY and NYU have collaborated through this project to lay the foundation for the eventual brick-and-mortar DSNY Museum. The exhibition evolved from a course, “Making a Museum: Materializing Regimes of Value with the New York City Department of Sanitation,” taught by Haidy Geismar, a professor in NYU’s Museum Studies Program and in Anthropology, and Robin Nagle, director of NYU’s Draper Interdisciplinary Master’s Program and the DSNY’s anthropologist-in-residence. Nagle’s book, Picking Up, is out next year from Farrar, Straus & Giroux.

I wonder if any of the students are interested in guest blogging?

Photo via NYU

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