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Is Your Museum Selling Out? Try this Game about Revenue and Ethics

2 months agoArts / Museums : Museum 2.0

A few weeks ago, debates in England got me thinking about the relative ethics of sources of museum revenue. The London Science Museum and the Tate were both under fire for taking sponsorship money from BP (which, at least at the Science Museum, came with some content strings attached). Show More Summary

Kuniyoshi as Organizer

2 months agoArts / Museums : Eye Level

This is the third and final blog post by the Archives of American Art's Mary Savig and Jason Stieber focused on the life of the artist Yasuo Kuniyoshi. The exhibition Artist Teacher Organizer: Yasuo Kuniyoshi in the Archives of American Art is on view in the Lawrence A. Show More Summary

Sam Lam: Legacy Camper

2 months agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

Once in a while, the Houston Museum of Natural Science Xplorations program gives children so much enthusiasm about science that they never really leave the museum. Sam Lam discovered the museum as a child with the Xplorations program, and has since … Continue reading ?

News from the trenches: Diggers make significant discoveries at Sanxingdui

2 months agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

Archaeology is a profession that requires patience, persistence, and luck. In fact, a great deal of luck seems to be a prerequisite to make a great discovery; some of these involve kids and dogs. We are fortunate to know about … Continue reading ?

Because Work is Ruff: Take Your Dog to Work Day at the Museum

2 months agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

by Victoria Smith, HMNS Executive Assistant   Here at the Houston Museum of Natural Science, we love all animals, not just extinct ones. When we heard it was Take Your Dog to Work Day, we thought that sounded like fun. … Continue reading ?

Discover the impact of meteors with Dr. Kring on Asteroid Day

2 months agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

On Feb. 15, 2013, with no warning, an asteroid 20 meters in diameter and weighing more than the Eiffel Tower plunged into the Earth’s atmosphere over the Russian city of Chelyabinsk at speeds in excess of 19 kilometers per second. … Continue reading ?

Do You Wave at Your Visitors? Island Lessons

I'm spending this week vacationing on Vinalhaven, an island in Maine. It's a place where we spent summer vacations more than a decade ago, but our return has reminded me of a local habit that is one perhaps we all should adapt at the museums we work in. Show More Summary

Hungry for Summer Recipes? Try some bugs!

2 months agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

Why not put something super nutritious, sustainable, and oh-so-tasty on your grilling skewer this summer? Oh, did I mention it’s a little leggy? We are talking about cooking delicious insects! Since my last blog concerning entomophagy a couple of years … Continue reading ?

ASKing About Art with Museum 2.0

Sara and I couldn’t be happier to have ASK featured on Museum 2.0, so instead of blogging our own progress this week we’ll point you...

ASKing about Art at the Brooklyn Museum: Interview with Shelley Bernstein and Sara Devine

2 months agoArts / Museums : Museum 2.0

I’ve always been inspired by the creative ways the Brooklyn Museum uses technology to connect visitors to museum content. Now, the Brooklyn Museum is doing a major overhaul of their visitor experience--from lobby to galleries to mobile...Show More Summary

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One Night Only HMNS Film Screening: Queen of the Sun

2 months agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

When you sit down for a meal, at least one out of every three bites you take is thanks to a pollinator, and that’s not just fruits and veggies. The animals that produce meat, milk, eggs and other animal products … Continue reading ?

Mark Your Calendars for these events happening at HMNS 6/22-6/28

2 months agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

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! Film Screening – Queen Of The Sun: What Are The Bees Telling Us?Tuesday, June … Continue reading ?

Nothing That Meets the Eye: Double Trouble

“Nothing That Meets the Eye” is a series of essays in which I think through the aesthetic and affective fallout of some of the odder, ubiquitous, and more stubborn byproducts of our culture of copies, reproductions, and fakes. It is only fitting that I end this series back where it began, in the presence of Elaine Sturtevant’s […]

Come Play With Us: Five Questions (+1) with Game Designers Nathalie Pozzi and Eric Zimmerman

2 months agoArts / Museums : Eye Level

The Smithsonian American Art Museum is thrilled to take part in America Now! a three-part collaboration jointly organized with the National Portrait Gallery and the National Museum of American History. In our inaugural year, all three museums have been focused on highlighting a fundamental part of the American experience: innovation!

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