artreview.comBrian Curtin appointed director of Sàn Art / ArtReviewBrian Curtin has been announced as the new director and curator of Sàn Art, a non-profit arts organisation based in Ho Chi Minh City. He will take up his role in April. Among his responsibilities, Curtin will oversee Sàn Art’s training programme for emerging curators from Vietnam and Southeast Asia, as well as the re-launch the studio and residency programme Sàn Art Laboratory. Based in Bangkok since 2000, Curtin is an art writer, curator of contemporary art and lecturer of art history and visual culture at the Faculty of Architecture of Chulalongkorn University. Brian holds a PhD in studio art from the University of Bristol. He has curated shows across China, New York, Korea, the UK and Thailand, where he directed the experimental venue H Project Space in Bangkok from 2011–18. 12 March 2018
washingtonpost.comPerspective | New museum chief fiercely promotes African art, but faces a more prosaic problem at homeAugustus (Gus) Casely-Hayford faces challenges because African culture too often has been overlooked or denigrated, if not stolen, in a European-centric environment and his museum's attendance is falling.
metmuseum.orgThe Metropolitan Museum’s Excavations at Ctesiphon | Essay | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art“Although Ctesiphon was known since antiquity to be an important site due to the Taq-i Kisra palace arch, systematic excavations did not take place until 1928.”