Archive for September, 2016

Kenneth Clark

Wonderful to see that there’s a major new biography of the great Kenneth Clark, Kenneth Clark: Life, Art and Civilisation. Country Life has a review of the book. The review gives a nice anecdote about the impact of Clark’s magnificent Civilisation series, on art appreciation in Stoke-on-Trent… “Even when the programmes were first broadcast, in […]

Coin Curator at the Barber Institute

Wow, what a fabulous job. Coin Curator at the Barber Institute, University of Birmingham… “The Barber Institute is home to one of the finest collections in the world of Roman, Byzantine, medieval Islamic and medieval and modern Hungarian coins. The Byzantine section is arguably second only to that at Dumbarton Oaks. The whole collection consists […]


BMAG gives up entirely on the quaint notion that temporary exhibitions might actually be for adults…

PayPal gets political

PayPal has just changed the appearance of the pound symbol on UK accounts, to make it look much more like a Euro symbol. How horribly and needlessly political…

A history of the comic-book font