Louise Ryan wins international essay competition

Congratulations to ICS PhD student Louise Ryan who has won an international essay competition for her essay on MONA (Museum of Old and New Art (opens in a new window)) in Tasmania. The competition will pay all costs for Louise to go to Berlin from 26-29 June to participate in the Irmgard Coninx Foundation 17th Berlin Roundtables on Transnationality: 'Travel and Museums: Rethinking the Modern Experience'.

As a conference participant, Louise is also eligible to apply for one of two fellowships to study/research at the WZB (opens in a new window)(Social Science Research Center Berlin) for three months.

Louise's paper was entitled Modern museums as tourist destinations: MONA: a 'Subversive Adult Disneyland at the end of the world'?

The Museum of Old and New Art at night. The building is lit brightly in the purple dusk.

Above: MONA, the Museum of Old and New Art (image courtesy of the museum).

22 April 2013