National library – Save My NJ Library http://savemynjlibrary.org/ Mon, 10 Jan 2022 13:15:01 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://savemynjlibrary.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-120x120.png National library – Save My NJ Library http://savemynjlibrary.org/ 32 32 Covid-19 art joins work at the National Library https://savemynjlibrary.org/covid-19-art-joins-work-at-the-national-library/ Mon, 10 Jan 2022 08:04:53 +0000 https://savemynjlibrary.org/covid-19-art-joins-work-at-the-national-library/ Three works of art from the pandemic exhibition, launched on June 21, 2021, have been chosen to join the National Art Collection Print and digital download photos available Three works of art from an Aberystwyth Arts Center exhibition, celebrating the value the arts played during the pandemic, will join the National Library of Wales. The […]]]>

Three works of art from an Aberystwyth Arts Center exhibition, celebrating the value the arts played during the pandemic, will join the National Library of Wales.

The Oriel Lockdown exhibit was launched when the arts center reopened on June 21, 2021, to celebrate the value the arts played during the time of the pandemic. Over 1,000 Instagram and email submissions were received.

A spokesperson for the arts center said: “With most of us confined to our homes and surrounding areas, a large number of people, including amateur and professional artists, have turned to art and creativity to help them get through the pandemic and the arts center wanted to capture a snapshot of this unprecedented time.

The works chosen by the National Library of Wales for the National Art Collection are the film Studio Island by Manon Awst, Kitchen by Kim James Williams and Tunnel by Alice Forward.

Manon made Studio Island during the first containment in 2020, using what was directly at hand, mainly from her sketchbook and the surrounding landscape. Beth Celyn composed the beautiful soundtrack to accompany the visuals.

“It was amazing to show it in Oriel Lockdown alongside all the other artwork capturing the essence of this weird time in different ways,” Manon said.

“I am honored that the National Library has purchased my work and that it is now part of our national collection.

Kim’s ink drawings speak of time spent watching, of being in the moment becoming a visual journal, celebrating the everyday.

Kim said: “When Aberystwyth Arts Center curator Ffion Rhys called me to tell me that the National Library of Wales had purchased my drawing, ‘Cegin’ to add to the collection of national art of Wales, I was very moved.

“It’s a domestic scene that I’m sure was reproduced all over the country, even the world, as we crouched down and found solace and pleasure in simple domestic events.”

She added: “It is a great privilege to be part of a collection that has inspired me time and time again; all artists rest on the shoulders of the makers and creators before us.

“I am proud to be represented, as part of Welsh history, in our beautiful National Library.

Alice’s drawing, the Tunnel, was loosely based on photographs published in Ioan Lord’s book, Rich Mountains of Lead. Alice started drawing Tunnel in 2019, in a state of deep depression over the causes and effects of Brexit, which ended a few weeks after the first lockdown in March 2020.

An interpretation of the drawing can be like a metaphor for these troubling times.

Alice said: “When I found out that Tunnel had been purchased by Morfudd Bevan for the National Library of Wales, at first I couldn’t believe it. It is such an incredible honor, for it is such a wonderful and important institution, holding the most comprehensive records of Welsh history and culture in the world.

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Documenting the pandemic – how the NZ Archives and the National Library are keeping tabs https://savemynjlibrary.org/documenting-the-pandemic-how-the-nz-archives-and-the-national-library-are-keeping-tabs/ Sat, 08 Jan 2022 16:00:00 +0000 https://savemynjlibrary.org/documenting-the-pandemic-how-the-nz-archives-and-the-national-library-are-keeping-tabs/ The National Library – the one that houses Te Tiriti o Waitangi – collect memes. For millennia, humans have documented their time in unusual and humorous ways that people before or after did not understand. During the Spanish Flu pandemic of 1918, people shared cartoons and jokes that shed light on a terrible situation, many […]]]>

The National Library – the one that houses Te Tiriti o Waitangi collect memes.

For millennia, humans have documented their time in unusual and humorous ways that people before or after did not understand.

During the Spanish Flu pandemic of 1918, people shared cartoons and jokes that shed light on a terrible situation, many of which now make no sense.

Things are no different in the 21st century, but today technology is revolutionizing the way we communicate.

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So, as part of their work to document the Covid-19 pandemic, Alexander Turnbull library staff keep an eye out for popular memes.

Associate Chief Librarian Jessica Moran said staff also kept a recording of the IMDB page of the daily Covid-19 press conference and accompanying comments.

“Once we realized there was this IMDB, with all the comments, we collected it through our web archiving program, and stuff like that, you know, we have a fleeting collection of paper. very rich – going back 150, 200 years.

“And they [memes] only makes sense if you are in this community and this world and get all the references and jokes about the jokes. So part of that was a fun thing to collect, it gives us a little bit of a breathing space, but also, it gives you a bit of that context of the way people were talking.

Jessica Moran, Head of Digital Collections Services at the National Library.

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Jessica Moran, Head of Digital Collections Services at the National Library.

The library also collects all written news, digital and physical copies, as well as any books written in New Zealand.

People donate personal journals – again, physical books or online journals such as daily videos on Facebook, for example – photos, letters, anything related to their experience with the pandemic.

Te Pouhuaki National Librarian Rachel Esson said Archives New Zealand documents official ministry records, but the National Library is looking beyond that.

“Our focus is a lot more on the company, and in the reaction of people, and in trying to be representative by gathering all of these different voices and perspectives,” Esson said.

“I’ve always loved a story that a colleague who worked at the Archives told when there was a lot of work going on with the WWI commemorations.

“He said the archives contained what officers thought of soldiers, so this official record, and the library contained what soldiers thought of officers, which was much more interesting from my point of view. Wasn’t it that sanitized view? “

Diseases have come before, like swine or bird flu, and have not caused a lasting global impact like the Covid-19 pandemic.

Library staff said the most recent event of such significance is likely World War II, when the entire world was essentially shut down for a period.

Abi Beatson said photos showing Wellington's empty streets showed the impact of the pandemic.

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Abi Beatson said photos showing Wellington’s empty streets showed the impact of the pandemic.

The library’s digital archivist, Abi Beatson, said an item from the Alexander Turnbull collection is now stuck in his mind.

“This is a photograph of the streets of Wellington which are completely empty during the level four lockdown. This was donated by a photographer, ”Beatson said.

“I think there is one element that really speaks to the enormity of the impact of this pandemic, of the fact that it has managed to clear our streets of the hustle and bustle of daily activity. It’s objects like that that really help tell the significance of this event.

Down the road from the Alexander Turnbull Library is the New Zealand Archives base.

It plays a key role in documenting the government’s response to major events, but documents, videos and other material recorded by a government agency are not returned to the Archives until 25 years after the fact.

During a major event, the Archives conducts audits and advises agencies on what information they should store and make sure they are doing what they are told.

Vernon Wybrow, director of the Disposal and Acquisition team at the Archives, said his team makes sure the right information is collected and the Archives has the technology to accept the information.

“The recordings we get are about a generation after they’re created, basically,” Wybrow said. “Right now the records we’re getting are a hybrid mix of paper and digital, so that’s what was created 25 years ago, that’s what we’re dealing with now.

Cartoons and gifs created by Toby Morris and Siouxsie Wiles are part of the collection of the National Library.

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Cartoons and gifs created by Toby Morris and Siouxsie Wiles are part of the collection of the National Library.

“But if we take what’s going on now and how these recordings are being created now, it’s pretty much digital. And in 25 years, that’s the kind of thing we’ll be dealing with.

Government record keeping director Antony Moss said the Archives had consulted with government agencies on their new duties and what should be archived.

For example, he said the managed system of isolation and quarantine is brand new and something that has never been seen before, so the Archives are making sure that the Department of Business, Innovation and ‘Emploi documents everything he owes around the MIQ.

They also gave advice on things like keeping records in government buildings or the upcoming vaccine pass system.

“The rules that existed before Covid pretty much apply,” Moss said. “In today’s environment, they still make sense. But when there are areas of confusion, we offer advice to agencies. “

One area of ​​confusion has been Zoom meetings, with agencies debating whether to keep all of the recorded video of a meeting, or just the minutes as before.

Wybrow said that in some situations the minutes and a summary are sufficient, but for larger or meaningful meetings they expect agencies to keep and archive the full video.

He said another area of ​​interest is algorithms.

Groceries waiting in a queue outside Pak N Save in Royal Oak.

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Groceries waiting in a queue outside Pak N Save in Royal Oak.

“One of the challenges we’ll face is how to make sure that an algorithm is represented accurately so that you have the context in which a decision was made,” Wybrow said.

“If you allow an algorithm to make the decisions for you, at least you need to know what the basis of the algorithm is to make that decision. “

They said agencies need to be able to explain how their algorithms work and keep that data for later review.

The Archives and the National Library also have Treaty of Waitangi obligations, but they are broader in scope for the Archives.

For example, if a treaty claim were made regarding government decision making during the pandemic and the impact of those decisions on Maori, the Archives would play a key role in providing evidence to the Crown or Maori.

Wybrow said the treaty is one of the three key principles of information retention decisions.

As for memes, unless they were used for official government business, they are unlikely to be kept in the National Archives.


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Gallery: The National Library moves to a temporary home | Galleries https://savemynjlibrary.org/gallery-the-national-library-moves-to-a-temporary-home-galleries/ Fri, 07 Jan 2022 09:53:00 +0000 https://savemynjlibrary.org/gallery-the-national-library-moves-to-a-temporary-home-galleries/ “We call our temporary home the small building of the National Library, where we will stay for the next four years,” Director Janne Andresoo said in her speech, adding that it is the readers who make a library and not books and books. walls. “We really need you. Your presence helps create a library space […]]]>

“We call our temporary home the small building of the National Library, where we will stay for the next four years,” Director Janne Andresoo said in her speech, adding that it is the readers who make a library and not books and books. walls.

“We really need you. Your presence helps create a library space from a single room. We have the skills and the knowledge. You hold the soul and the content. Come see, come read, stay with it. books, “said the director of the national library. .

The library move was symbolically completed by a delivery robot, which brought the last book – “National Library of Estonia 1918-2018” by Piret Lotman (“Eesti Rahvusraamatukogu ajalugu 1918-2018”) – to the Narva building maantee 11.

“This book tells the story of the guardian of Estonia’s cultural heritage and it is important that the book is also kept in this building,” Andersoo said.

All usual services and activities will be available in the new building in downtown Tallinn. The LVLup! The video game museum has also moved to the new building. The “Petit Bâtiment” will be open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on weekdays and from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturdays. The library is closed on Sundays.

Reconstruction work on the National Library of Tõnismäe building will start this year and is expected to last until 2025. € 53 million has been allocated for the reconstruction of the National Library of Estonia as part of the government’s budget strategy and the renovated building in Tõnismäe is slated to open by 2025.

The temporary house of the national library on Narva maantee 11. Source: Siim Lõvi / ERR

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Qatar National Library: Francesca Pompei: Sharada https://savemynjlibrary.org/qatar-national-library-francesca-pompei-sharada/ Thu, 06 Jan 2022 02:53:20 +0000 https://savemynjlibrary.org/qatar-national-library-francesca-pompei-sharada/ AMACI present at the Qatar National Library a personal exhibition of Francesca Pompeii, Sharada. She sent us the following text. When we encounter an architecture, the experience begins before entering the space, thanks to a visual context that incorporates a sort of animated geometry and a tenuous relationship between light and dark, so that the […]]]>

AMACI present at the Qatar National Library a personal exhibition of Francesca Pompeii, Sharada. She sent us the following text.

When we encounter an architecture, the experience begins before entering the space, thanks to a visual context that incorporates a sort of animated geometry and a tenuous relationship between light and dark, so that the ingredients can be seen. in a moving way, in a dynamic and evocative energy.

This was my photographic approach to Doha.

The capital of Qatar is the first Arab metropolis chosen to host the FIFA World Cup in 2022. Waiting for flocks of tourists from all over the world, it transforms its urban skyline with works by prestigious architects such as Jean Nouvel, Rem Koolhaas, Arata Isozaki and Ieoh Ming Pei.

What is most astonishing is the grandeur of these hypermodern sites which stand out from a silent and solitary point of view, in a space “between” suspended in the known city and on the other side.

An enigmatic landscape, which evokes a metaphysical dimension, invites a journey through a magical fascination like The Thousand and One Nights.

Francesca Pompeii

Personal exhibition of Francesca Pompei: Sharada

Until January 12e, 2022

Qatar National Library

Freedom District, Education City, Al Luqta Street, Doha, Qatar

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Qatar National Library sheds light on region’s literary history – Doha News https://savemynjlibrary.org/qatar-national-library-sheds-light-on-regions-literary-history-doha-news/ Mon, 03 Jan 2022 10:32:28 +0000 https://savemynjlibrary.org/qatar-national-library-sheds-light-on-regions-literary-history-doha-news/ A series of events will take place this month to highlight the importance of literature in the Arab world at the Qatar National Library (QNL) QNL will host events in January to explore the history of writing and literature in the Arab world with the aim of connecting young readers to past generations through a […]]]>

A series of events will take place this month to highlight the importance of literature in the Arab world at the Qatar National Library (QNL)

QNL will host events in January to explore the history of writing and literature in the Arab world with the aim of connecting young readers to past generations through a series of workshops, conferences and community forums that will last until the end of the month.

On Sunday, Dr Nourediine Al Hamidi, professor at Cadi Ayyad University in Morocco gave a lecture on historical libraries in the Islamic world, what they contain, their fate and their misfortunes. On January 15, children are invited to join teachers at Ibn Taymiyyah High School to learn and discuss the importance of reading and how it can influence their personal lives and careers.

The cultural service of the French Embassy in Qatar will participate in an event on January 18 alongside QNL and the French Institute to present “Afkar: Rethinking Art and Philosophy from the Middle East to the West”. The event will host experts who are supposed to debate and discuss the differences between the Middle East and Europe through a concept of “study transfer” which is supposed to contribute to the Arab-Islamic thought process in European intellectual modernity.

Read also: Qatar assumes the role of UNESCO to protect cultural property in conflicts

Towards the end of the month, literature fanatics can explore several webinars focusing on Arab-American literature and its influence. These webinars include “Novel and Poetry in Arab-American Literature,” which will be discussed by award-winning authors Helen Zughaib, George Abraham and Sarah MA Gualtieri.

Postgraduate researchers will join the Library’s Science Majlis on January 29 to provide support, tips, and advice on how to progress in their academic journey.

QNL plans to end the month with an exhibit exploring “Arab Immigrants in the United States: Pursuing the American Dream”. This exhibition will explore the journeys of some Arab immigrants and the cultural conflicts they have faced.



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The Qatar National Library explores the literary history of … https://savemynjlibrary.org/the-qatar-national-library-explores-the-literary-history-of/ Sun, 02 Jan 2022 09:08:11 +0000 https://savemynjlibrary.org/the-qatar-national-library-explores-the-literary-history-of/ (MENAFN- Gulf Times) Qatar National Library (QNL) January events explore the history of writing and literature in the Arab world, connecting modern readers with those of past generations through lectures, community forums and workshops .On January 2, Dr Noureddine al-Hamidi, professor at Cadi Ayyad University in Marrakech, will give a lecture on historical libraries in […]]]>

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Qatar National Library (QNL) January events explore the history of writing and literature in the Arab world, connecting modern readers with those of past generations through lectures, community forums and workshops .
On January 2, Dr Noureddine al-Hamidi, professor at Cadi Ayyad University in Marrakech, will give a lecture on historical libraries in the Islamic world, their misfortunes, the fate of the objects they contained and the subsequent effect on scholarship.
On January 15, young adults are invited to join Abdullah al-Shamri from Ibn Taymiyyah High School to find out how reading can have a positive impact on their personal lives.
The “Our Children Matter” series continues on January 11 and 25 with two sessions on the main stages of motor and sensory development in children aged 2 to 5, and how parents and educators can strengthen this development.
Visitors to the Doha International Book Fair on January 17-20 can consult the Manuscripts team at the QNL booth for advice, including how to choose between multiple versions and editions of manuscript books.
On January 18, the QNL, in partnership with the cultural service of the French Embassy and the French Institute, presents * Afkar: Rethinking Art and Philosophy from the Middle East to the West.
The event will feature panels of experts discussing the intersection between the Middle East and Europe around the concept of “study transfer”, which highlights the importance of the Arab-Islamic thought process in European intellectual modernity.
The monthly “Philharmonic at the Library” concert will take place in the Special Events Zone on January 20, featuring a selection of impressions of America by composers from around the world.
Literature enthusiasts can enjoy a pair of events towards the end of the month.
During the January 23 webinar “Novel and Poetry in Arab-American Literature,” award-winning authors Sarah MA Gualtieri, Helen Zughaib and George Abraham will discuss Arab-American literature past and present.
Dr Matthew Stiffler of the Arab-American National Museum will deliver the keynote address.
On January 27, the monthly Arabic Book Club will welcome author Saud Alsan’ousi to talk about his recent novel * Saliha’s Camel.
Copies of the book can be borrowed from the User Services Office.
Postgraduate researchers are invited to join QNL Science Majlis on January 29 to provide mutual support, exchange tips and advice, and share their experiences as they progress through their academic journey.
Throughout the month, library visitors can explore the exhibit “Arab Immigrants to the United States: Pursuing the American Dream,” which highlights various aspects of Arab immigration to the United States, such as the history, causes and cultural conflicts, and presents the enriching impact of Arabic literature on its American counterpart.

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National Library of Israel Adds 1,600 Ancient Christian Manuscripts to Online Archives | JNS https://savemynjlibrary.org/national-library-of-israel-adds-1600-ancient-christian-manuscripts-to-online-archives-jns/ Thu, 23 Dec 2021 19:33:00 +0000 https://savemynjlibrary.org/national-library-of-israel-adds-1600-ancient-christian-manuscripts-to-online-archives-jns/ Ancient documents, photos and manuscripts from a monastery on the Sinai Peninsula are now available for free on the website of the National Library of Israel. The collection of Saint Catherine’s Monastery includes objects from the 12e century. The monastery library is considerably older as it was founded in the 6th century by the Byzantine […]]]>

Ancient documents, photos and manuscripts from a monastery on the Sinai Peninsula are now available for free on the website of the National Library of Israel.

The collection of Saint Catherine’s Monastery includes objects from the 12e century. The monastery library is considerably older as it was founded in the 6th century by the Byzantine Emperor Justinian the first and is considered the oldest working library.

It contains works in a variety of languages, including Greek, Arabic, Syriac, Georgian, Armenian, and more, which library officials say are a “treasure trove” of texts related to early Christianity.

In addition, the archives contain photos of the monastery and the surrounding land in the aftermath of the Six Day War in 1967, as well as rare colored images filmed by Jacques Soussana, director of photography, photographer and former employee of the National Library, including the woman recently donated the film to the library. The film was digitized with the assistance of the Steven Spielberg Jewish Film Archive and the Jerusalem Cinematheque.

“The digital images of these manuscripts are truly invaluable, especially for scholars of Greek Orthodox Christianity,” said Dr. Stefan Litt, curator of the Humanities Collection at the National Library of Israel, who oversaw the project. “They show us what the manuscripts in the collection looked like over 50 years ago and are now safe and long-term.”

Israel initially created microfilms of some 1,600 manuscripts in the 1960s after reaching an agreement with the Greek Orthodox Archbishop and following a similar archival project carried out by the United States Library of Congress. The microfilms created by what was then called the Jewish National and University Library were rapidly deteriorating, prompting the National Library, as it is now called, to undertake this new digital enterprise.

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The Novak Djokovic Foundation partners with the National Library of Serbia https://savemynjlibrary.org/the-novak-djokovic-foundation-partners-with-the-national-library-of-serbia/ Thu, 23 Dec 2021 19:10:06 +0000 https://savemynjlibrary.org/the-novak-djokovic-foundation-partners-with-the-national-library-of-serbia/ The Novak Djokovic Foundation has joined forces with the National Library of Serbia, announced Jelena Djokovic. “I look forward to helping children discover the beauty of the book world @novakfoundation is partnering with the National Library of Serbia in the near future! Jelena announced in a Twitter post. Jelena expressed her love for books in […]]]>

The Novak Djokovic Foundation has joined forces with the National Library of Serbia, announced Jelena Djokovic. “I look forward to helping children discover the beauty of the book world @novakfoundation is partnering with the National Library of Serbia in the near future! Jelena announced in a Twitter post.

Jelena expressed her love for books in a lengthy Instagram post and explained how excited she is for the new chapter of the Novak Djokovic Foundation. “It’s no secret that I love books and libraries. The National Library of Serbia is a place of research and inspiration.

I am always amazed by the smell of their books and their wooden shelves, the endless titles to immerse myself in. Such awe-inspiring silence invites you to ask more and more questions. “Not the beginning and not the end of learning.

I look forward to helping children discover the beauty of the book world as we join forces with our foundation in the very near future! ”

Djokovic’s Australian Open participation remains a mystery

The Australian Open entry list includes Djokovic, but there is no guarantee the Serbian will actually play at Melbourne Park.

Australian Open tournament director Craig Tiley has shown his support for Djokovic and said he has the right to keep his medical records private. Tiley said the treatment Djokovic had received in the media over the past two months was “a little unfair.”

“In many ways it was a little unfair to Novak. He said his medical information was private and confidential. He won the Australian Open nine times which is truly remarkable. Grand Slams, almost half have been won here, “Tiley told CODE.

“I spent a lot of time with him… I fully understand his point of view, his medical situation is personal and he has the right to keep it to himself. He will reveal this position shortly.


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“Tales for Christmas” from the National Library of Greece ATHENS 9.84 https://savemynjlibrary.org/tales-for-christmas-from-the-national-library-of-greece-athens-9-84/ Tue, 21 Dec 2021 14:36:53 +0000 https://savemynjlibrary.org/tales-for-christmas-from-the-national-library-of-greece-athens-9-84/ The National Library of Greece continues for the second year the cycle of readings with “Tales for Christmas” and invites its young and old friends to another magical Christmas journey with books. Renowned artists, actors and writers invite us to reconnect with the magic of the holidays by reading favorite Christmas stories. “Nutcracker” by Ε.Τ.Α. […]]]>

The National Library of Greece continues for the second year the cycle of readings with “Tales for Christmas” and invites its young and old friends to another magical Christmas journey with books. Renowned artists, actors and writers invite us to reconnect with the magic of the holidays by reading favorite Christmas stories.

“Nutcracker” by Ε.Τ.Α. Hoffmann (Psychogios Publications, 2016) comes to life by reading it Natasha Sixty acres while the Vangelis Iliopoulos presents us his book “Our Father Christmas” (Patakis Publications, 2012), reading it himself.

By its touching reading ??Karazisi will come back to life this year “The Stachomazochtra from “Tales for Christmas and New Year” by Alexandros Papadiamantis (Minoas Publications, 2011). THE Manos ?? shares the story for another year, with readers young and old“Golden, Silver… the Christmas night “ from his book “Stories for my own Christmas” (Patakis Publications, 2015). THE Tania Paleologus read the book “The star child of OscarSavage (Metaichmio Publications, 2014). Eugene’s book Triviza“Santa Claus in prison with 83 little rats” (Metaichmio Publications, 2012) Pleasant bed o Basil Charalambopoulos. Finally, as part of the Histoires pour [21], the Myrto Alikakireads us another Christmas story, “Mesolonghi’s Christmas”of Penelope Delta of the project “Christmas Tales by Greek Authors” (Editing Gutenberg).

The readings will remain available on the National Library of Greece channel at Youtube throughout the holiday season from December 20, 2021 to January 10, 2022.


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New free exhibition at National Library showcases works of art by students and artists with mental health issues – Mothership.SG https://savemynjlibrary.org/new-free-exhibition-at-national-library-showcases-works-of-art-by-students-and-artists-with-mental-health-issues-mothership-sg/ Sun, 19 Dec 2021 07:58:46 +0000 https://savemynjlibrary.org/new-free-exhibition-at-national-library-showcases-works-of-art-by-students-and-artists-with-mental-health-issues-mothership-sg/ Follow us on Telegram for the latest updates: https://t.me/mothershipsg Featuring the work of artists living with mental health issues, REACH and a grassroots youth initiative SG of the Mental Health Collective (MHC) launched an art exhibition called “The Artist’s Residency”. “Mental health issues are not dead ends” The exhibit – conceptualized by young MHC volunteers […]]]>

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Featuring the work of artists living with mental health issues, REACH and a grassroots youth initiative SG of the Mental Health Collective (MHC) launched an art exhibition called “The Artist’s Residency”.

“Mental health issues are not dead ends”

The exhibit – conceptualized by young MHC volunteers – aims to start conversations about individual mental well-being.

It can be found in the National Library building from December 19, 2021 to February 14, 2022.

In total, five artists living with mental health issues and nine student artists collaborated to bring the exhibition to life.

A joint press release from REACH and MHC said the layout and framework were designed to invite viewers to “reside in various mental health spaces and explore what hope feels like for people living with it.” mental disorders ”.

Housed in a reconstructed HDB apartment, the exhibit features seven works of art in different forms, including photography, animation, music and dance.

“I hope to tell people that mental health issues are not dead ends,” said Faith Wong, one of the performers.

“By understanding the various aspects of the conditions, we can truly shed the lenses of fear and ignorance, and thus help ourselves and others to maintain mental well-being through early intervention.”

Dedicated wall organized by REACH

Inside the exhibit is a wall organized by REACH which also allows visitors to learn more about young people’s perceptions of mental well-being.

Views on the stigma and common concerns faced by young people were gathered by REACH through a series of youth engagements conducted over the course of a year.

“We hope that through this exhibition Singaporeans can learn more about mental health issues – not as symptoms or medical diagnoses, but as the unique struggles and experiences of individuals who are already doing their best. “said Titus Yim, co-founder of MHC.

Speaking at the launch of the exhibition, REACH President Tan Kiat How said REACH was delighted to support such grassroots initiatives as part of their efforts to engage Singaporeans.

Tan, who is also Minister of State for Communications and Information and National Development, added:

“I hope more young people will be inspired by MHC to take action on causes they care about and inspire positive change in their communities.”

The artist’s residence

Site: National Library building, level 8

Appointment: Dec 19 2021 to 14 Feb. 2022

Time: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Free entry.

This exhibition is classified as Advisory (certain mature content).

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