Which Shreds and Patches posts were most popular in 2018? These were:
- What is the current status of confidentiality and non-disclosure policies at HAU?
- Coconut Rattles in Florida and Oklahoma
- What is the Museum Anthropology Review Business (Labor) Model?
- The IU Gateway Office and Tsinghua University Art Museum (12/8)
- The University of Tartu, Appreciated
- The Mallet: Making a Maul in a Baiku Yao Community
- Beijing’s 798 Art Zone, Revisited, Again (12/9)
- The Ethnic Costume Museum at the Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology (12/9)
- Workshop on Ethnographic Methods in Museum Folklore and Ethnology
- Pot Holders, Or William C. Sturtevant Collections Research, Day 1
Numbers 1 and 3 arose in the context of the systemic problems with Hau that became widely known and discussed beginning last summer. Numbers 4, 6, 7, 8, and 9 relate to collaborative work in China. Numbers 2 and 10 are retro posts that I wrote back in 2012 and relate to studies of the William C. Sturtevant Collection at the National Museum of Natural History. Number 5 is a post related to my 2019 travels in Estonia.
Shreds and Patches has featured 580 posts spread over about 4123 days since my first post, The site software reports 101,258 views from 30,545 visitors. The peak week for 2018 was June 11-17, when the Hau inspired posts appeared. That week saw 2076 views from 1675 visitors. Peak wordiness came in 2011 with 41,403 words. This year saw 22,681 words (prior to this post).
Thanks to everyone who reads and appreciates the posts and special appreciation goes to the those who wrote guest posts during 2018. Happy new year everyone.