Guten Morgen, You've Got Homework.

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This morning I'm in Munich, Germany, so I say "Guten Morgen" to you. We've got some work to do if we want to keep up with the folks attending the Salzburg Global Seminar (SGS),  Connecting to the World's Collections: Making the Case for the Conservation and Preservation of our Cultural Heritage. Please don't let this Lolcat fool you, there's no time for naps.

I'm in Munich because Last week I attended a fantastic conference,  "The Conservation of Modern Materials in Applied and Design,"  at the Neue Sammlung. The conference, organized by Tim Bechtold and Susanne Graner, will serve as a beacon as I work as part of the IMA team responsible for caring for the IMA's new collection of design objects. Earlier this year the IMA organized an exhibition called "European Design Since 1985: Shaping the New Century," and last year we aquired arguably one of the most important the  mid-century Modernist residences, the Miller House and Gardens, which is located in Columbus, Indiana (and filled with design objects). Click here and watch to see an Artbabble video about the residence.

But I digress. The folks organizing the SGS have provided us a number of suggested readings, and I wanted to share with them so that you too can follow along and be prepared.
Piecing Together a People's History
African American Museum's Lonnie Bunch Is on a Mission (Washington Post)