The archives have gone woefully neglected for over a month while I was in New Zealand. You can read about it and see pictures here. I read a lot of interesting interpretative signage and went to a few history museums, but mostly the trip was devoted to the great outdoors. However, I did learn while there that, like the United States, many of New Zealand's parks and conservation areas were work projects during the Great Depression! So now a comparative look at New Zealand and American national parks is definitely percolating in my mind as "Book #3."
But this week it is back to work. I'm currently wrapping up and editing a conference paper for a symposium at Tufts and getting ready to return to work at the RISD Museum next week. The show I've been working on, Drawing Ambience: Alvin Boyarsky and the Architectural Association opens in April and it's time to start thinking about the installation.
All of this is to say: I've got some other exciting projects lined up for the spring, so it's good to be back in the archives.