Reading list, 19 October 2019

I'm at the Anxiety, Culture, Future conference this weekend, so a shorter round-up than normal.

Speaking of anxiety: it's not a condition I live with, but like everyone I get overwhelmed and stressed on occasion. At Te Papa, this happens a bit more than I've been used to previously (I think I feel a deeper sense of urgency and responsibility here than I have in any previous job). I had a really thorough wig-out a couple of Sundays ago, and this advice about working through a stressful leadership patch would have been a helpful intervention at that time.

A run down on accessibility initiatives in art and other museums on Artsy

The science Nobels were announced recently. In their history, only 20 have gone to women. A common argument is that as more women enter science, over time, the percentage of women awarded Nobels will rise - the same lag effect we use to explain, for example, the representation of women artists in pubic art collections. Liselotte Jauffred, an associate physics professor at the Niels Bohr Institute at the University of Copenhagen,and her colleagues used historical data and modeling to find out if the smaller number of women in scientific fields fully accounts for the low number of female Nobel laureates. They called bullshit.

Nesrine Malik reviews the British Museum's Inspired By the East: How the Islamic World Influenced Western Art and Kathryn Hughes reviews the National Gallery's Pre-Raphaelite Sisters (about the women artists, models, makers and managers of the movement) for the Guardian

Lodged last month with the Waitangi Tribunal: WAI292, the Māori Arts Equity and Wellbeing claim

Following on from the large report on women artists, public collections and the secondary art market, Art Agency Partners have released their podcast Why Gender Progress is a Myth
Source: best of 3

Reading list, 19 October 2019