Strange Museums

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Go to the bars of a place to understand its living. Go to the museums to understand its dead.

When Fiona McGregor, writer and performance artist, travelled to Poland in 2006 as a festival participant, it was her first visit to Eastern Europe. She had a remarkable vantage point to observe new formations in old Europe: economic, political, sexual and personal. Fiona gets caught up watching and participating in a culture in change, where people are struggling to live well enough under capitalism and where old ideas are expressed in the extraordinary cluster of public museums she found. This is a travelogue of Poland from street level.

Author: Fiona McGregor

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