Authors on Museums

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Intelligent Life, the fab magazine from The Economist, has been running this pretty cool series since autums 2008 already: “The idea is simple. We ask a leading writer–not an art critic, not a specialist–to pick a favourite museum and tell us what they love about it. Or don’t love. We begin with Julian Barnes choosing a small museum in Sicily that has some of the faults of the big ones before they transformed themselves–but also two masterpieces and two other items of great charm. In our winter issue, the baton passes to the short-story writer Helen Simpson, who makes another unexpected choice. ” Read on…

- The whole series can be found here.

The image by Romain Staros Staropoli above is from “HIS OWN CURATOR”: Next door to one of Paris’s biggest galleries is one of its smallest: Brancusi’s workshop. The poet Christopher Reid keeps going back there…