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Sky Happenings In July 2017

5 months agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

    The Summer Triangle is high in the east.  This consists of the brightest stars in Cygnus, Lyra, and Aquila.  Scorpius, the Scorpion, is in the south, with the ‘teapot’ of Sagittarius to his left.  Leo, the Lion, sets in the west.  From the Big Dipper’s handle, ‘arc to Arcturus’ and ‘speed on to […]

5 Tips for Involving Teenagers in Your Museum Using a Chatbot

5 months agoArts / Museums : Museum Marketing

In a previous article we told you how we tried to build a Museum chatbot in 2002, and why we failed. Our story does not… Read More ? The post 5 Tips for Involving Teenagers in Your Museum Using a Chatbot appeared first on MuseumNext...

The Whitney Museum as Workspace

5 months agoArts / Museums : Museum Marketing

I was incredibly fortunate to take part in a behind-the-scenes tour of the new Whitney Museum of American Art building hosted by Henry Adams Consulting… Read More ? The post The Whitney Museum as Workspace appeared first on MuseumNe...

How To Get Millennials Into Your Museum

5 months agoArts / Museums : Museum Marketing

Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram, Twitter, WhatsApp, Flikr, Pintrest, Tumblr, YouTube and LinkedIn – all popular social media sites used predominantly by the 18-30 age bracket, a.k.a.… Read More ? The post How To Get Millennials Into Your Museum appeared first on MuseumNext.

Second Chance Sunday! Need A (T. rex) Hand?

5 months agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

The Beyond Bones Blog has been up and running for almost ten years now, and that’s great! But our readership rates haven’t always been as high as they are now. It’s been a long process, getting word out that HMNS has a lot of cool stories to share, so there a lot of great old […]

Shaz Hussain on ‘diversity’ and changing the language we use in museums

5 months agoArts / Museums : Museum Marketing

‘If you really want to make a significant change, start with the language you use’, that was the quote Shaz Hussain, Collections Assistant at The… Read More ? The post Shaz Hussain on ‘diversity’ and changing the language we use in museums appeared first on MuseumNext.

What Exciting New Info Did You Miss Out On This Week?

5 months agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

JOIN US FOR THE AUGUST 21 ECLIPSE The New Moon of Monday, August 21, 2017, aligns with the Sun and the Earth well enough to cast its shadow onto the Earth. The umbral shadow, where the Moon completely blocks the Sun, passes across the center of the USA, causing a total solar eclipse on a […]

What Is A Dinosaur? A Discussion Of Ancient Family Trees And Dino-Impostors

5 months agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

In my years as a tour guide here at HMNS I encountered a lot of good questions. Most of the time the simplest questions were the best ones, like “what is a dinosaur?“. It’s a simple question but it has a complicated answer. For most people, the only prerequisite for being a dinosaur is being […]

5 Of The Most Magical Objects In Our Collection

5 months agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

Pictured above is a Campa Shaman’s hood, the fourth object to be discussed in our 5 Of The Most Magical Objects In Our Collection series ( click HERE to see the other blogs in the series). You may have noticed that the hood has the body parts of a number of birds and small animals sewn […]

Parallax Gap opening on Saturday at the Renwick Gallery

5 months agoArts / Museums : Eye Level

Parallax Gap, an architecturally-inspired work now on view at SAAM's Renwick Gallery is suspended from the ceiling of the Grand Salon and runs the length of the room.

Crikey! That’s a Big Balustrade—Crocodiles in the Colosseum

5 months agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

It should come to no one as a surprise that ancient Rome didn’t exactly have the best track record where animal rights were concerned. From pitting large beasts against criminals for punishment to the integration of animal slaying in the games, animals in ancient Rome were subjected to cruelty that offends modern-day sentiments. One of the […]

Are Cultural Organizations Built to Fail to Scale?

5 months agoArts / Museums : Museum 2.0

My new audial obsession is the podcast How I Built This, in which Guy Raz interviews entrepreneurs who built notable companies. The podcast offers incredible stories behind the making of businesses like Chuck E Cheese, Southwest Airlines, and Zuumba. Show More Summary

Join us for the August 21 eclipse

5 months agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

The New Moon of Monday, August 21, 2017, aligns with the Sun and the Earth well enough to cast its shadow onto the Earth. The umbral shadow, where the Moon completely blocks the Sun, passes across the center of the USA, causing a total solar eclipse on a path from central Oregon to Charleston, SC. […]

HMNS Weekly Happenings

5 months agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

Film Screening – Penguins 3D with Diane Olsen Join Diane Olsen who cares for the penguins at Moody Gardens for a special evening viewing of “Penguins 3D” in the Wortham Giant Screen Theatre. A tour of “Faces from the Southern Ocean” will follow the film. Tuesday, June 27, 2017 – 6:30 PM Members $12, Tickets […]

Live: MuseumNext Europe Day One

5 months agoArts / Museums : Museum Marketing

14:45 — Fabrique workshop Fabrique talk no 3: “Creating a digital strategy is like ordering Indian food”. So…how a gamechanger should approach it? our table will… Read More ? The post Live: MuseumNext Europe Day One appeared first on MuseumNext.

The Cost of Internships

5 months agoArts / Museums : Museum Marketing

Last month an email popped up in my inbox via an industry mailing list: ‘I am recruiting an intern to lead on building and populating… Read More ? The post The Cost of Internships appeared first on MuseumNext.

Are You “Down” To Talk About T rex Feathers? Our Very Own Specimen Has Some Input To Give

5 months agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

  The controversy about whether famous dinosaurs had feathers has been raging for a while now. We’ve known that some dinosaurs had feathers ever since Archaeopteryx was discovered in 1861, but more recent discoveries of the presence of feather-like structures on larger dinosaurs ( like Lane the Triceratops here at HMNS) that are more distantly related to […]

Huehueteotl: The Old Fire God Of The Aztec

5 months agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

A perfect example of a fascinating object that most visitors to HMNS don’t see, this ceramic figure of Huehueteotl is of Classic Veracruz origin. The Classic Veracruz Culture existed from roughly 100-1000 AD and is largely unknown to the general public because it is overshadowed by contemporaneous cultures like that of Teotihuacan and  later the […]

Five Reasons that Museums are Radical Spaces

5 months agoArts / Museums : Museum Marketing

Museums often hold diverse collections.  Think of the Royal Ontario Museum whose holdings include dinosaurs, building columns, and moccasins in one collection.  Accusations of privilege… Read More ? The post Five Reasons that Museums are Radical Spaces appeared first on MuseumNext.

A Fearless Museum Exhibit: A Post in Honor of World Refugee Day

Monday was World Refugee Day so it seems the past time to share one of the most meaningful museum experiences I’ve had in a long time. It’s taken me far too long to write about—but if you’ve been in conversation with me over the last several months, I’ve probably told you about it. Show More Summary

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