About this blog

A Year in Provenance was conceived as an exploration. It is my chronicle, for my own sake, of my first year diving professionally into a complex world. To write it as a blog is also an exploration of a medium that started as the equivalent of a private journal, then opened to the internet, the most public space in history. My hope is to create something with the clarity and structure that publication demands, and the personal involvement that the subject deserves. At the end of the day, it should be personal, and it is to me. Art is meant to be enjoyed, and archaeology is meant for us to learn from ourselves; if we are to preserve them, it will be for the people they mean something to. I don’t know where this project will lead, any more than archaeologists can know what a dig site will reveal the day they break ground. My intention is to focus on successes as much as possible—pieces recovered, sites saved, and people doing brilliant work; the subject of art crime can be sad enough without help. My goal is to create a site that explores, interests, inspires, and asks the right questions. Whether this project reaches that goal is on me.

3 thoughts on “About this blog”

  1. I’m so intrigued by your idea of not just writing this blog to record your experiences, but that the blog itself can become part of those experiences… I think I’ve considered blogs to be basically diaries, so the concept of the writing itself being integrated into your overall process is really worth thinking about.

  2. I’ve nominated you and your amazing blog for a Liebster award (for bloggers from bloggers)! Click on this link, http://changingyourclothes.wordpress.com/2013/10/01/liebster-award/, if you’d like to participate.

    Congratulations! I love your blog!

  3. Such a great concept – love the archeology analogy! Merci, too, for visiting 24/7 in France, author of “Solitary Desire-One Woman’s Journey to France” (video http://youtu.be/xG_YTa5sDac)

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