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Making Preparations

Daniel and I are currently in Spain, traveling to Madrid, Navalcarnero and Seville, shooting video, conducting interviews and making preparations for a trip during Holy Week to document at least one procession in conjunction with an upcoming, IMA organized exhibition called, Sacred Spain: Art and Belief in the Spanish World.

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That’s right.  We did it.  We made blog t-shirts.  We asked you for slogans, compiled all the ideas and then chose the cream of the crop for an IMA blog poll.  If you recall, the top 5 slogans were:

  • “Blog your art out” by Eric
  • “Future IMA Guest Blogger” by Despi (that’s me)
  • “Like you have something better to do” by Henry
  • Front “Ping” Back “” by Lindsey
  • “When you need a good poll” by Despi (yep, two from me)

The poll winner was Eric, by a landslide.  So it is his slogan that made its way onto the t shirt.

Slogan conceived by Eric, design perfected by IMA's Matt Gipson

Slogan conceived by Eric, design perfected by IMA

Designed by IMA Apps Team member and Web Designer, Matt Gipson, these tees are available for sale in the IMA gift shop ($20).  For those of you who submitted suggestions for the poll, you should have received an e-mail from the awesome Emily (also known as Demily) asking for your address.  If you responded a t-shirt is on its way to you right now!

So what should the next poll be?


Power and Glory is coming soon

I thought I would use my space on the blog this week to give you a sneak peek of the new website we are creating for the upcoming show, Power and Glory: Court Arts of China’s Ming Dynasty.

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My kind of crazy…

That sums it up.  You can always tell how stressed out I am by how messy my desk is.  To the untrained eye my desk might look pretty neat.  But only I know that I have stuffed papers that ought to be filed into that little tray and I have five new projects with documents waiting for a file folder.    (So maybe I am a little crazy with the organization…I think it keeps us all together in the long run.)

Check out this photo on Flickr to see a diagram of my crazy.

This is a super-busy time for the Nugget Factory and it just sort of happened.  For a couple of days last week, Daniel was out of the office with Dan shooting some video in San Francisco for the upcoming show, Power and Glory: Court Arts of China’s Ming Dynasty. I found myself sitting at my desk, working at a normal pace…and bored out of my mind.  Two days later, with the full factory back in action, things sort of erupted, with new tasks flying in at every angle.  I guess I prefer it that way…Check out this selection of stuff we have coming soon:  Read the rest of this entry »


New IMA Conservation Content on Flickr

I have just finished an upload of a new set of Flickr images assembled by Andrea Mason, an IMA conservation intern.  She worked this summer with a contracted furniture conservator named Mark Minor to return a sideboard by Eliel Saarinen to its original glory.

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About Despi

Job Title: New Media Project Administrator

Interests: Designer vinyl, Contemporary Japanese art, anime and manga, looking for the next big thing

Favorite Movies: I love John Hughes, John Woo and things with subtitles. I will watch nearly any big, dumb action flick, especially if it includes brilliant one-liners uttered by Bruce Willis or Samuel L. Jackson.

Favorite Music: Changes daily

Favorite Food: If it is sweet and bad for me, I probably love it

Pets: a miniature lop named bunni-chan and a Yorkie named Shifty

Something you should know about me: Everything, of course.

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