The countdown continues!

17 02 2012

Today’s post is inspired by Kakko-Dango at Genbikei Gorge, Iwate Prefecture, Japan: known for its flying dumplings! The owners of this small kitchen send a basket across the gorge on a wire, customers place money in the basket and send it back. In just a few short minutes dumplings and green tea come back down the wire, over the gorge, just as they have done for over a century!

It’s only 21 days until the black-tie opening gala for Yves Saint Laurent: The Retrospective exhibition at the Denver Art Museum! I’m now more worried about this event (what to wear?!) than our trip to Japan, which is in…

28 days!

I can’t wait!


The Joys of My Job

15 02 2012

When I start to feel a bit more like a travel agent/personal assistant/paper-pusher than a ‘museum professional’ my colleagues invariably step in and remind me how cool it is to work at a museum. Yesterday my good friend and colleague in the technology department stopped by to say hi. We got to talking and he mentioned how much work he’s putting in to one exhibition in particular. Today I met my friend/colleague for a behind the scenes walk-through of the exhibition he’s been putting so much work into: Yves Saint Laurent: The Retrospective opening March 25, 2012 at the DAM!

My job is pretty cool after all. Oh, and the director or technology told me today: this exhibition is going to be off the chain! And he’s right. Don’t miss it.

Image credit: Black velvet sheath dress, Paris Rose Satin Bow, Paris Haute Couture Collection, Fall-Winter 1983. Photo Gilles Tapie. Β©Fondation Pierre BergΓ©-Yves Saint Laurent, Paris.

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