All posts by Dinah Cardin

Dinah Cardin

Dinah Cardin

Dinah Cardin is Special Projects Writer at PEM and editor of PEM’s blog, Connected. She also co-produces and hosts the museum's podcast series. Before working at PEM, Dinah was a journalist, professor and founding editor at Art Throb Magazine. She loves her walkable commute to the museum and more walks with her dog.

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Getting there is half the fun

Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr may be the stars of the classic move An Affair to Remember, but the luxury ocean liner that brought the couple together in the middle …

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PEMcast 010: Immersive experiences

We’ve been noticing here at PEM and in the greater art world that the “i” word keeps popping up. Today we bring you the first in a series of PEMcast …

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Raising the Queen Elizabeth

A model of the ocean liner Queen Elizabeth has sat serenely for the last 15 years, gliding along on its pedestal in a PEM gallery. The 2,700 pound object experienced …

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In defense of arts funding

Cultural institutions across the country are reeling from news that the White House plans to slash or eliminate funding for the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment …

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Peeling back the layers

Exploring the dark and chilly rooms of PEM’s John Ward House is like going into a secret world where only a few lucky ones hold the key. As they peel …

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Museum as a muse

When photographer Rosamond Purcell first had the idea –  decades ago — to photograph in museums, she didn’t exactly find an open and welcoming door. “That’s not the mission of …

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The little free library

Cicero, the Roman politician, once said, “If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.” PEM’s recently renovated Ropes Mansion is now home to a fancy …

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A passionate collector

When Deputy Director Lynda Roscoe Hartigan was arranging to bring Shoes: Pleasure and Pain to PEM from London’s Victoria and Albert Museum, she knew she would find a way to …

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PEMcast 008.3: The Crushers

In this episode of the PEMcast we conclude our three part Historic House Crush series with a conversation with Karina Waters, who has taken her love of historic structures to the next level …