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Information Age opens at London's Science Museum OCTOBER 2014

Accompanying book published by Scala

On Friday 24 October 2014, the Science Museum opened its major new gallery, Information Age, which charts the development of network technologies and how they reshaped our world, from the cable, the wireless and the telephone exchange, to the satellite, the web and the cellphone. The gallery was opened by HM The Queen. Scala has published the accompanying book, also titled Information Age, which was edited by the gallery's lead curator, Tilly Blyth.

Below are photographs of the book itself, the museum shop display, the Queen marking the opening by sending her first ever tweet, and a panel discussion at the museum featuring (left to right): Hermann Hauser, the entrepreneur and founder of Acorn Computers; e-commerce pioneer Martha Lane Fox; Mo Ibrahim, global expert in cellphone communications; James Gleick, author of The Information and Chaos; the Economist's digital editor Tom Standage. The science writer Roger Highfield is introducing the panel. Lane Fox, Ibrahim, Gleick and Standage have all contributed to the book -- as have David Attenborough, Lucy Delap and Stephen Baxter.

The Clark Institute of Art re-opens JULY 2014

New Tadao Ando designed building receives critical acclaim

After years of closure and restoration, the Sterling and Francine Clark Institute of Art re-opened its doors over the July 4th weekend to much celebration and fanfair. Scala is honoured to publish the book The Clark: The Institute and its Collections to commemorate the newly designed museum and installations. Graced with iconic works by Renoir, Degas, Sargent, Homer, and many others, the book is the only publication to include works from the museum’s entire, world-class collection.  See some of the press about the opening and the new building designed by Tadao Ando:
 
Wall Street Journal commends the Clark's "discreet addition and sensitive delicate restorations of its existing buildings and grounds that make them seem familiar yet greatly enhanced",
The Boston Globe suggests a visit "to see one of the most celebrated collections of 19th-century French art in the world",
Architectural Digest states that "the Clark is now more enticing than ever", and,
New York Times encourages that "the directors and trustees of every art museum in the country should schedule a visit to the Clark sooner rather than later".

For further details of the book, The Clark: The Institute and Its Collections, or to order a copy, please click here

Launch of Start with a House, Finish with a Collection JUNE 2014

Beautiful new book about building a collection

Start with a House, Finish with a Collection was launched on June 4th at a luncheon at the Free Library in Philadelphia and in the evening at an elegant reception, held in conjunction with the Philadelphia Museum of Art, at the home of a fellow Philadelphia collector. Leslie Anne Miller charmed a large audience at both venues with an account of the process of writing the book —- from organizing her team of a photographer, designer, curator, and editor who are all tops in their fields -- and a description of what began as a desire to furnish a house and evolved into an exciting enthusiasm for collecting art and antiques of all types.  She explained the historical significance of the pieces and the importance of stewarding them in the future. The book, which neither colleagues, friends, nor dealers knew she was undertaking, highlights the breathtaking collection and its integration with modern life. Leslie conceived the book to appeal to all collectors -- the novice, the seasoned collector, and anyone contemplating collecting. 

 
The book has received much acclaim. Nancy Campbell (Chairman Emeritus, National Trust for Historic Preservation), Ronald Hurst (Chief Curator, the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation), Wendy Cooper (Curator Emerita of Furniture, Winterthur), Timothy Rub (Director & CEO, Philadelphia Museum of Art), M.P. McPherson (President Emeritus, Bryn Mawr College) and Nancy Druckman (SVP, Head, American Folk Art, Sotheby’s) have all publicly praised the book.
 
Below: Leslie Anne Miller.
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