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Objects Sublimated to Things

Unexpected Projects is a collaborative team, comprised of visual artist Jenny Salomon and art historian Jen Stager, interested in looking at collaborations between artists. For Open Space, we’re interviewing artists groups in the Bay Area to find out what their projects and processes are all about.   The Thing, founded and run by artists Jonn […]

Amassing Encyclopedic Knowledge

ASK is a tool that allows any museum visitor using the Museum’s app to have the opportunity to be in direct and immediate contact with...

Collection Rotation: Kirk Stoller

For my installment of Open Space’s Collection Rotation, I’ve selected works that visually inhabit the narrow corridor that is the boundary between cohesion and collapse. It is the hidden stability of these works — a certain veiled resistance to failure — that I gravitate towards.

Mark Your Calendars for these events happening at HMNS 4/13-4/19

Bust out your planners, calendars, and PDAs (if you are throwback like that), it’s time to mark your calendars for the HMNS events of this week! NOW OPEN! Special Exhibition – China’s Lost Civilization: The Mystery Of Sanxingdui The Sanxingdui culture left no … Continue reading ?

First Light: Research telescope debut to coincide with Hubble anniversary

April 25 will mark the 25th anniversary of the world-famous Hubble Space Telescope, and the George Observatory will celebrate with a debut of their restored 36-inch Gueymard Research Telescope, the largest specialized Cassegrain telescope open to the public, and the only … Continue reading ?

Sustainable Design is Good Design

2 weeks agoArts / Museums : Museums Now

by Scott Moulton I had the pleasure of attending the second professional advisor meeting for the OMSI’s sustainability project last week. The meeting was a chance to see what they had been up to for the last year and review prototypes of 6 exhibits, 2 cell phone stories and the green exhibit checklist. Show More Summary

2011 CAM Conference

2 weeks agoArts / Museums : Museums Now

Scott Moulton, LEED AP Ron Davis, Elena Merlino and I took a trip to Pasadena for the California Association of Museums conference last week. This year the conference had 486 attendees from a wide range of California Museums. It wasShow More Summary

Speak Up For Museums

2 weeks agoArts / Museums : Museums Now

Tuesday, March 1 is Speak Up For Museums day in Washington, DC. This year more than ever it is essential that we all help AAM get the word out about the value that museums bring to our communities and our nation. Whether you can be there in person or not, there are lots of ways to help, but time is short. Show More Summary

Congratulations, Justine

2 weeks agoArts / Museums : Museums Now

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We've Come A Long Way, Baby

2 weeks agoArts / Museums : Museums Now

Justine Roberts, Principal I have been going through old papers, as I occasionally do, and came across an internal memo from 2006 discussing museum use of emerging technology. Its really a summary of research we were doing at the time to see what was starting to trend, and what might have staying power. Show More Summary

Parent Communication Strategies

2 weeks agoArts / Museums : Museums Now

Justine Roberts, Principal I wrote recently about how some museums are using technology to extend their relationships with constituents beyond the space and time of a visit. This is a strategy in service of a bigger goal, which has to...Show More Summary

Time-lapse Video: From Birth To 10 Years Old

2 weeks agoArts / Museums : Museums Now

Justine Roberts, Principal Normally I would post a video like this one on our facebook page rather than into the blog but there is something so charming about this that I wanted to share it here as well. One of the issues for anyone working with children is being able to understand how they understand the world around them. Show More Summary

Following the Visitor Home

2 weeks agoArts / Museums : Museums Now

Justine Roberts, Principal Many museums have a goal of serving as a meaningful resource for their communities. For the past few years we have been using the phrase "to follow the visitor home" as a way of describing the opportunity for museums to use digital tools to create ongoing relationships with visitors in service of this objective. Show More Summary

Relevance is the word, and other highlights from "Generation M"

2 weeks agoArts / Museums : MuseoBlogger

"Your challenge is to make me relevant to Generation M" Earlier this week I attended the Ohio Museums Association's annual conference, presenting a session with two of my former students, and serving once again as an officer on OMA's board. Show More Summary

Revisiting lessons learned from "Free to be You and Me"

2 weeks agoArts / Museums : MuseoBlogger

Free to Be You and Me Foundation has information on all things related to the album, TV show, and movement. Yesterday at my local library, while searching for kids' CDs that wouldn't drive me to road rage in the car, I came across an...Show More Summary

National Museum of Nuclear Science and History, timely example of the educational and civic value of museums

2 weeks agoArts / Museums : MuseoBlogger

Those of us who work in and advocate for museums already know that visitors access museum exhibits and websites for valuable and reliable information on diverse topics. Here is a great example of a museum serving as a relevant educational...Show More Summary

Program set for 2011 Ohio Museums Association Conference at Walsh University

2 weeks agoArts / Museums : MuseoBlogger

The Ohio Museums Association has posted the program for this year's annual conference taking place April 10-11 on the campus of Walsh University in North Canton. Highlights include a special academic track for museum studies facultyShow More Summary

History, politics, and the role museums play: Starlee Kine examines this interplay in her piece for "This American Life"

2 weeks agoArts / Museums : MuseoBlogger

MuseoBlogger seen here eagerly awaiting a call from Vail's Colorado Ski & SnowboardMuseum in reply to her offer to work for lift tickets. As I am on vacation this week, living my dream, schussing through the Sierra Nevada mountains at Heavenly in Lake Tahoe, I am posting an audio segment I heard last month on This American Life. Show More Summary

Are hospitals becoming the new museums?

2 weeks agoArts / Museums : MuseoBlogger

A Cleveland Clinic staff member walks pastWhispering, by Jaume Plensa. Recently, I have had many occasions to visit two of the finest hospitals in the United States, located right here in Cleveland, University Hospitals Case Medical Center and the Cleveland Clinic. Show More Summary

Boston's Museum of Science launches social media fundraising campaign, rides wave of the future?

2 weeks agoArts / Museums : MuseoBlogger

Earlier this month I shared a presentation by Alex Morrison about online fundraising for museums. Since then, I have been following the social media fundraising effort undertaken by the Museum of Science in Boston. Flexing its social...Show More Summary

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