The Museum of Bad Vibes

Publisher:
BBC

The Museum of Bad Vibes

4.5/5

Critic Rating

It’s generally agreed that a trip to a museum is almost certainly educational, at times entertaining and often enlightening. The fortress-like buildings tend to be full of treasures and objects from all over the world, bringing the past to life in wondrous ways. But have you ever stopped to think how the objects found their way there and what they might say if they could tell their own stories? In the Museum of Bad Vibes, Hanna Adan explores the cultural & spiritual significance an Akan Gold weight, Benin Bronze, a Chinese Ancestral Tablet and a Papua New Guinean Koi board; le...


Critic Reviews

Score: 4.5

Fiona Sturges • Financial Times Aug 7, 2022

"Adan’s aim is to discover what the pieces meant to those who made or previously owned them...She does this with thoughtfulness and equanimity. These exposition-filled interludes are clearly intended to bring texture and character to a series that, given the many contributions from academics, might otherwise feel dry. But for me, they are a grating and unnecessary distraction. …"

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