Sam's notebook

re: Public art lost for future generations August 20th, 2018, 10AM


PUBLIC ART LOST FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS By Roel Loopers August 20, 2018. The initiative by the City of Fremantle and other local councils to introduce a percentage for the arts scheme has been good for WA artists and the public, but it comes with the risk that the lifespan of some of the artworks will be […]

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Metropolitan Museum of Art August 7th, 2017, 6PM


I went to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York with a gang of Wikimedians and led by the wonderful Wikimedians in Residence at the Met, Neil and Richard. It was the day before we were all to catch the Adirondack (Amtrak #69) to New York, and it was raining, and I was completely […]

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Shed doors April 17th, 2017, 5PM


My new house didn’t have a shed, but just a carport with no fourth wall (it was brilliant in every other respect, really—even insulated in the ceiling). So, as part of the WMF’s “Spark Project” (that aims to encourage employees to do more than just be wiki geeks), I decided to turn the carport into […]

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