Ducking and weaving between innumerable wonderful blogs on fashion, archeology, art history, museums, and more, I aim for a collection of blogs that consciously deal with Material Culture. I must have missed a few! Tell me about them and I'll get them posted. firstname.lastname@example.org
Archeology and Material Culture The material world, broadly defined.
Cuba Material Material Cuba is a file from the Cuban material culture, objects and environments of Cuba, and practices in which such objects participate or participated. It is a file on consumption, daily life, domestic spaces, architecture, design and technology. This is a file inside the city and the houses on the drawers or suitcases. It is, above all, an archive of the materiality of socialism Cuban, but not reduced only to this period.
Dan Hicks Archeological/Anthropological writings on the remains of the modern.
Imponderabilia Digital Public History, Archeology, and Material Culture
Material Culture Quilt Historian Brabara Brackman's blog about quilts and fabric, past and present.
Material Cultures This blog focuses on material culture, showcasing beautiful, unusual, and historically significant objects from around the world, particularly the small and ephemeral “luminous debris” of everyday life. While there are many blogs on print and visual culture, and much work has been done to increase online access to two-dimensional material, there are fewer sites promoting the beauty of physical objects. My goal is to make the items in institutional and private collections more accessible to the public and to encourage the open dissemination of high quality photographs and written descriptions by the organisations responsible for preserving our past.
Material World Material World is an interactive, online hub for contemporary debates, discussion, thinking and research centred on material and visual culture. It is the brainchild of scholars working in the anthropology departments of University College London and New York University, but aims to create a new international community of academics, students, curators, artists and anyone else with particular interests in material and visual culture.
Picking for Pleasure This blog is about objects. I bought it. But, what is it, how did it become what it is, and what does it mean? And other thoughts on material culture. by Nicole Belolan
The Meaning of Things a blog devoted to examining and discussing objects in American material culture.
The Myths of Main Street Exploring the developmental history of the American small town in its heyday (1870-1930)
The Typologist. This blog is a curation of interesting object and photo typologies Diana Zlatanovski has found out in the world.
Un-Making Things Unmaking Things is an online creative platform, edited and run by History of Design students at the Victoria and Albert Museum / Royal College of Art. It is a space in which questions can be raised, work can be published, and reflected on critically. Whilst the site is operated in connection with the MA course, we encourage connections between all those engaged in the field of design history, and so we welcome a diverse range of submissions – whether from students, practitioners, or professionals.