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About Mona-Silvia

Collector of apparently contradictory professional certifications and diplomas, an alumna of the United World College – USA and a graduate of the Romanian Banking Institute, a drop-out from the Center of Excellence in Image Study, I am a cultural educator

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My Blog

My reflective learning diary – a not so daily record of ideas, events, projects, musings and things I learn and explore.

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My Learning Resources

UNDER CONSTRUCTION   Thank you for your understanding.

Currently Reading

In 'Learning at the Museum Frontiers', Viv Golding argues that the museum has the potential to function as a frontier: a zone where learning is created, new identities are forged and new connections made between disparate groups and their own histories.

Viv Golding Learning at the Museum Frontiers. Identity, Race and Power. (2009)

Quote of the Week

"In the same way art is nothing tangible. We cannot call a painting “art.” As the words “artifact” and “artificial” imply, the thing made is a work of art, made by art, but not itself art; the art remains in the artist and is the knowledge by which things are made. What is made according to the art is correct; what one makes as one likes may very well be awkward. We must not confuse taste with judg- ment, or loveliness with beauty, for as Augustine says, some people like deformities."

Ananda K. Coomaraswamy Why Exhibit Works of Art? (1943)

Recent Posts

New beginnings
New beginnings
Wednesday, 15th of April 2015 Officially, this is the first day back in school starting my distance learning masters programme in Learning and Visitor Studies in Museum and Galleries at the University of Leicester. Much like applying for this MA, it has taken me a little over two years to find the motivation to start writing again. I never stopped having a diary or keeping reflective notes the old fashion way, with pen and paper, but I was missing blogging - the[read more]