Monthly Archives: March 2014

Mobile Library Research Trip

In March 2014, we embarked on a research trip with Susanna Chung, the Head of Learning and Participation at Asia Art Archive. It was during that trip we were told that MARCA has been asked to partner with AAA in the Open Edit: Mobile Library project. Myanmar will be the third country where the Mobile Library has been implemented. The first two were Vietnam and Sri Lanka. You can read more about the previous projects here.

In keeping with the objectives of both MARCA and AAA, we decided to meet a range of professionals, both inside and outside of the arts. Journalists from PEN Myanmar, directors from private art schools, art educators from the University of Fine Arts in Yangon and Mandalay, artists, art students, school and library managers, non-government organizations, international cultural institutions, and filmmakers and musicians.

These photos are just a sampling of the amazing experiences we had meeting so many intelligent, magnanimous professionals interested in education and creativity. We are currently putting together an outline of what this Mobile Library project will aim to achieve and share it with you as we plan the programming.

Performance and Screening

In February, we hosted a performance artist (Htoo Lwin Myo) and screened a documentary film on performance art (The Artist is Present with Marina Abramovic) We are slowly introducing screenings and presenting opportunities for conversations, to prepare the archive to open fully by the end of this year.



We are on Facebook! Here in Myanmar, Facebook is one of the easiest ways to reach a larger audience of artists and creative folks, so we started with that and will continue here and there to update you with photos, archive, progress, and workshop dates!