Wednesday, 19 May 2010

The Return

Despite a detour to Vellum's Canuckland Hometown, two border crossings and the ungodly traffic in Northern Non-English Speaking City, Vellum and I are successfully back in Rural New England Micropolis. I am back at work; Vellum is taking a sick day to recover from his Tetanus booster, to which his immune system is responding "OH DEAR GOD WHAT HAVE YOU DONE" and flailing unhelpfully.

Kalamazoo was fabulous. Met many lovely people, some for the first time and some for the first time face to face. My paper went well and was met with helpful questions and comments rather than the dreaded "You have an interesting point, but... [devastating evidence to the contrary of your entire argument]" I call it a success. I'm sure Vellum will have more to say, having organized a panel in addition to presenting, and was offered the opportunity to write an article besides.

We have returned with a renewed dedication to posting. I can't say I will be able to uphold my part of the bargain (my major summer exhibit opens a week from Saturday; it is still uncertain which pieces will be in the exhibit; only a dozen items have yet been hung, and there are no labels or educational material at this time), but expect to see more posts over the next few months.

In the meantime, I'm going back to detaching foam labels from the walls, dragging about large framed bits of artwork, and pondering whether in fact I am insane for thinking this can become an exhibit in 10 days time. I'm guessing yes; time will tell.

- (a rather frazzled) Vaulting


clio's disciple said...

Good luck with the exhibit! I'm sure it will turn out fabulous. It was nice to meet both of you.

tenthmedieval said...

Likewise! My museum experience would suggest that no exhibit actually begins to look like one till an hour before you go home the day before opening. Our practice may not yet be perfect, of course... Good luck!

theswain said...

V&V....wait, isn't that a drink? HMMM

So Vellum is from Canuckland!??!! Oh no!!!!! Can I still speak to him? Is that permitted?

And Vaulting? Do you happen to do forays into Early Medieval art?

It was grand to clap eyes on you twa at the 'Zoo at last and now that I have a moment to catch up on blog reading, I see you've given me my wish and written some posts!