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

2 months 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

Guest Post: Monica Allison considers sex and the concept of "the unexhibitable" in modern museums

2 months agoArts / Museums : MuseoBlogger

Monica Allison contributes the final essay in a series of four guest blog posts written by the students in my Exhibition Development and Design class at Walsh University. This past semester my students learned about the elements and principles museums employ in creating successful exhibits and valuable visitor experiences. Show More Summary

Is online fundraising truly the wave of the future? Cogapp's Alex Morrison thinks so.

2 months agoArts / Museums : MuseoBlogger

While conducting a search for information on museums using online fundraising to complement more traditional development approaches, I found this interesting SlideShare presentation by Alex Morrison Managing Director of Cogapp. From what I read on their website, Cogapp is a digital media consulting firm with offices in London and New York City. Show More Summary

Back to the future?: A refresher course in the basics of exhibit development could save your museum's next project

2 months agoArts / Museums : MuseoBlogger

Photo by Brian Forrest of MOCA, via LA Times Culture Monster blog Continuing the tradition of putting in my two cents about the latest happenings in the museum world, I offer a few observations on the enormous mural gaffe committed by the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles late last week. Show More Summary

Guest Post: Megan McQuillen reviews the National First Ladies Library's exhibit "Heroes of the Presidential Medal of Freedom"

2 months agoArts / Museums : MuseoBlogger

Megan McQuillen contributes the third essay in a series of four guest blog posts written by the students in my Exhibition Development and Design class at Walsh University. This semester my students are learning about the elements and principles museums employ in creating successful exhibits and valuable visitor experiences. Show More Summary

Guest Post: Jessica Shoemaker reviews Nina Simon's "The Participatory Museum"

2 months agoArts / Museums : MuseoBlogger

Jessica Shoemaker contributes the second essay in a series of four guest blog posts written by the students in my Exhibition Development and Design class at Walsh University. This semester my students are learning about the elements and principles museums employ in creating successful exhibits and valuable visitor experiences. Show More Summary

Guest Post: Anita Burton reviews Soul Soldiers at the Western Reserve Historical Society

2 months agoArts / Museums : MuseoBlogger

This week I am pleased to share the first of four guest blog posts written by the students in my Exhibition Development and Design class at Walsh University. This semester my students are learning about the elements and principles museums employ in creating successful exhibits and valuable visitor experiences. Show More Summary

Treasures of Heaven at the Cleveland Museum of Art: A magical mystery tour of shared tradition

2 months agoArts / Museums : MuseoBlogger

The Crippled and Sick Cured at the Tomb of Saint Nicholas, 1425. Gentile da Fabriano. Image courtesy of the Board of Trustees, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC. I majored in Anthropology in college mainly because I was inspired...Show More Summary

Walsh University Museum Studies student blogs feature observations on museums, exhibit development projects

2 months agoArts / Museums : MuseoBlogger

Megan, Anita, Jessica, and Monica show off their space station modules made of candy, pretzels, and peanut butter. Incredibly, next Monday I will distribute a midterm exam to my Exhibition Development and Design class at Walsh University,...Show More Summary

Michael Rush to present "The War of the Rose: A Cautionary Tale" at Appalachian State

2 months agoArts / Museums : MuseoBlogger

While catching up on some museum news this evening I came upon a press release from Appalachian State University announcing an upcoming lecture, "The War of the Rose: A Cautionary Tale" by Michael Rush, the former director of Brandeis University's Rose Art Museum. Show More Summary

Are you a future freelancer? Thoughts for museum staffers considering consulting

2 months agoArts / Museums : MuseoBlogger

Nora, who turns four on Friday, in front of the Cleveland Museum of Natural History Tonight I realized that it has been exactly four years since my last day as a full-time museum staff member. It was a Friday afternoon four years ago when I left my office for the last time, fully intending to return the following Monday morning. Show More Summary

Voices of the Past video netcast interview on museums and social media

2 months agoArts / Museums : MuseoBlogger

I am pleased to announce that the video netcast of the interview I gave Voices of the Past back in July has now been posted. Tune in to the program below to learn about ways museums can employ social media to expand their sphere of influence and engage new audiences. Show More Summary

The Cleveland Museum of Art has chosen a new director

2 months agoArts / Museums : MuseoBlogger

Click on the link below to read the article by The Plain Dealer's art critic, Steven Litt, detailing the Museum's choice to lead their institution through the completion of their ongoing expansion and renovation in 2013, and towards its centennial celebration in 2016. Show More Summary

Keeping it real: observations from a kid-centered visit to the Natural History Museum

2 months agoArts / Museums : MuseoBlogger

Outside with Charles Herndon's Venus from the Ice Fields I spent the better part of four hours today at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History with my two young daughters. After breakfast I let my not quite two year-old determine the day's adventure. Show More Summary

Voices of the Past audio podcast: the role of museums on the social web

2 months agoArts / Museums : MuseoBlogger

As promised, here is a link to the audio podcast of the Voices of the Past interview I did last month. Voices of the Past advocates for heritage resources via new media and the web. Bethany Frank interviewed me about how I use social...Show More Summary

Rock Hall receives $5M endowment gift from NYC foundation

2 months agoArts / Museums : MuseoBlogger

In yesterday's Plain Dealer, John Soeder reported on the five million dollar gift from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation based in New York City. The funds, raised through concerts by hall of fame musicians given in New York City...Show More Summary

MuseoBlogger gets a makeover

2 months agoArts / Museums : MuseoBlogger

For any regular readers out there who check in today and think you've landed on the wrong site, this is still the same MuseoBlogger, just with a fresh new face. The last time I updated the overall look of this blog was well over a year ago, when Blogger's template designs were very basic and difficult to personalize. Show More Summary

A Long Time Ago on the Other Side of the World… Samurai culture inspires George Lucas’s Jedi and Sith

2 months agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

Star Wars revealed the amazing creativity of George Lucas. Star Wars characters seemed foreign—even alien—to American audiences. Of course, like all creative geniuses, Lucas had his inspiration. His characters resemble actual humans from a long time ago, but from a galaxy … Continue reading ?

"Beyond the Didactic" a CAM Conference session on social media

2 months agoArts / Museums : Museums Now

Scott Moulton LEED AP I am following up on my previous CAM post to talk about an interesting session I attended. "Beyond the Didactic - Engaging Visitors in a Social Media World." piqued my interest. The first panelist was Maria Gilbert from the J. Show More Summary

The Convergence of Museums and Libraries

2 months agoArts / Museums : Museums Now

Maeryta Medrano, AIA LEED AP, President, Gyroscope, Inc. I've been interested in the convergence of museums and libraries since my grad school days at UC Berkeley. Some of the greatest examples can be found in Greek and Roman architecture...Show More Summary

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