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PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2008 11:21 pm 
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Pamela, Andrew, Susan, Iain, Ann, Mark etc.

This upcoming exhibition looks very exciting and will be accompanied by a catalog:

http://www.hawaii.edu/artgallery/writin ... en-01.html


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Steven

Thank you VERY much indeed for info on this excellent exhibition and prospective catalogue.

Just to alert people - in the link given by Steven in his post above, NOT active in the image attached to my post - there is a link 'next' to lots more pages in the bottom right of the exhibit home page. As it is in such a tasteful shade of light grey and fairly small I missed it at first!! (Possibly a case of the designers getting carried away and not thinking of function - a constant beef of mine!) All the bullet points on the left are also linked to pages - as long as you are on the live website for the exhibit.

As soon as anyone sees that the catalogue is available for purchase please post. It looks as if it will be really excellent with quality text and images.

How exciting!!!


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 13, 2013 12:00 pm 
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Ann Goodman has sent me a great link to an hour-long video on YouTube which I am embedding below featuring Tom Klobe (Project Director and Director Emeritus of University of Hawai'i Art Gallery) talking about all the 'challenges' of mounting this 'Writing with Thread' exhibition which is very well worth watching on many levels. Some lovely close-up shots of the textiles as well as some film from minority villages in SW China which he visited with the collector when the exhibition was in the very early planning stages.

The immensely detailed and careful thought and planning for the exhibition by Tom Klobe is just amazing and should be required watching for anyone planning an exhibition. All explained in such a diffident and gentle way that it really caught my attention!

For those of you like myself who have the beautiful catalogue of the exhibition and who never managed to get to Hawai'i to see the exhibit the video is a joy!



Details of the video which is also available as a DVD are as follows:

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Exhibition Planning and Design: Writing with Thread
(Educational DVD, 60 minutes, 2010)
Lecture by Tom Klobe
Producer: Karen Kosasa
Director and Camera: Clinton Uyehara

Tom Klobe, former director of the University of Hawaii Art Gallery (1977-2006), introduces crucial elements of a successfully designed exhibition. For his case study, he uses the development of Writing with Thread, an exhibition of traditional textiles from ethnic minorities in southwest China. Mr. Klobe begins by describing his collaborative research with Huang Yin Feng, director of the Evergrand Art Museum in Taiwan, and a team of scholars and exhibition specialists, and their travels to several Chinese villages. As he walks us through the conceptual and physical development of the exhibition, Mr. Klobe discusses thematic concepts, spatial arrangements of objects, color choices, lighting effects, selection of mannequins, construction of specialized stands and bases, and the writing of signage and labels. Viewers will enjoy a rare glimpse of the "behind the scenes" process and the students and volunteers who helped create this stunning exhibition of embroidered clothing and silver jewelry from Guizhou, Yunnan, Hunan, Sichuan, Guangdong, Guangxi Autonomous Region, and Hainan Island. This lecture is an invaluable resource for designing exhibitions on a range of topics.


On the University of Hawai'i website is further information on this lecture on the 'Writing with Thread' exhibition and a second lecture 'Keia Wai Ola: This Living Water', the inaugural art exhibition at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului, Maui, in 1994 both of which form part of the Museum Studies Lecture Series given by Tom Klobe.

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