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Blog Profile / Brooklyn Museum of Art


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Archived Since:July 25, 2009

Blog Post Archive

Clear Choices in Tagging

Remember my post on Social Change? We’ve been evaluating our digital projects with a careful eye toward what’s working and what isn’t.  At this juncture,...

Cloud Watching

A few years ago we moved away from hosting our website infrastructure from its dusty basement to the Cloud. This brought a certain peace of...

Social Change

There comes a moment in every trajectory where one has to change course.  As part of a social media strategic plan, we are changing gears...

Brooklyn Castle

For the past few years, we’ve been really fortunate to have a relationship with POV, the award-winning documentary series on PBS. They do really thought-provoking...

How about a nice game of 3D printed chess?

Earlier this year, we started exploring how 3D printing could enhance the visitor experience and began by introducing it on that month’s sensory tour. In addition to tours, we also host film screenings and as my colleague Elisabeth mentioned, this … Continue reading …

Writing Women Back Into History

As I embarked on The Dinner Party Wikipedia project, my first step was to conduct a thorough assessment of the presence of these 1,038 women on Wikipedia. I found that while most of the women included in The Dinner Party … Continue reading …

Welcome Saul at the Brooklyn Museum

I am just delighted to announce the wonderful news that this fall, Brooklyn’s acclaimed Michelin star restaurant, Saul, will move from its current location in Boerum Hill to a new and larger space here at the Brooklyn Museum. Many of … Continue reading …

Ending the ongoing cycle of omission

The conversation about sexism on Wikipedia is longstanding. In 2011, The New York Times Room for Debate took up the question of why there are so many more men than women contributing to a “free encyclopedia that anyone can edit” … Continue reading …

“Africanizing” Wikipedia

As I’ve been leading the current Wikipedia initiative at the Brooklyn Museum, I have recently started working with our curator of African Art, Kevin Dumouchelle, to write and edit articles that relate to objects in our Arts of Africa collection. … Continue reading …

A Conversation With Artist LaToya Ruby Frazier

One of the best parts of working in contemporary art is that we often work closely with artists, and are able to build relationships over the course of the many months (and even years!) it takes to bring an exhibition … Continue reading …

Collaborating with WikiAfrica

In September 2012, a representative from WikiAfrica approached us about working with them to provide Africa-related content to the Wikimedia Foundation’s websites. As the WikiAfrica profile states, “Africa deserves a new deal?and especially in Wikipedia.” Africa is the birthplace of humanity … Continue reading …

Adding Our Voice to the Wikipedia Chorus

Our online collections have a relatively small number of visitors compared to the whopping 470 million unique visitors to Wikipedia each month. Every day, hundreds of thousands of people collectively make tens of thousands of edits and create thousands of … Continue reading …

Moving Toward a Conversation

If you’ve ever heard me speak at conferences you know that one of our most successful technology projects is also one of our simplest—the comment kiosk. First run off of mini PCs with touch screens and then later replaced with … Continue reading …

The Reinstallation of the Asian and Arts of the Islamic World Galleries

If you’ve visited the second floor of the Museum recently, you may have noticed that it looks considerably more bare than normal. Big changes are in the works for the galleries of art from Asia and the Islamic World as … Continue reading …

George Grosz, Otto Dix and World War I

In my last post, I highlighted several of the many prints in the Brooklyn Museum’s collection that, like those now on view in the Käthe Kollwitz exhibition in the Herstory Gallery of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, … Continue reading …

German Expressionist Prints at the Brooklyn Museum

The current exhibition in the Herstory Gallery of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art features the politically engaged work of early twentieth-century artist Käthe Kollwitz (German, 1867-1945). She explored the physical and spiritual dimensions of the human condition … Continue reading …

Looking for love?

I’ve been at the Brooklyn Museum for about a year-and-a-half now, which is also as long as I’ve been a resident of our fair borough. I’ve worked many places in the country—at and for different museums—and one thing that struck … Continue reading …

Fund for African American Art: New Acquisition

As many of you know, the Brooklyn Museum launched the Fund for African American Art a few years ago. This ambitious initiative, which was covered in the New York Times, is designed to help us acquire works created by African … Continue reading …

Teaching with a 3D Simulacrum

When Shelley and David brought up the idea of 3D printing, my not-so-inner tech geek and my really-blatantly-outer education geek got pretty excited.  As Shelley mentioned in her previous post, 3D printing is a hot topic in the museum world … Continue reading …

Join us at #table17

The Brooklyn Artists Ball is coming up next week and it’s an event that we are super excited about; this year’s ball celebrates Brooklyn and our guests will dine at sixteen tables designed especially for the event by Brooklyn artists. In years … Continue reading …

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