We Are Museums 2014 (Warsaw, Poland) How A Museum Can Regenerate An Entire City. Like many medium-sized cities around the world, Villahermosa, Mexico, could benefit from a shiny new museum to draw tourists and provide public space for its residents.
But architect Enrique Norten and his firm TEN Arquitectos have much bigger plans than that. They've developed a cultural center that's part of an ambitious rethinking of Villahermosa's most major street. United Nations Alliance of Civilizations. PLURAL+ 2014 Call for Entries is open!
Looking forward to your videos. Share your vision! Your Online Museum Design Community. The Museum of the Future » What to do if ‘they’ are not online? – 7 actions to promote new media in your museum. Photo by Ally Oop on Flickr.com “My organisation does not see the importance of social media.”
Does this line sound familiar to you? Or, “I’m the only one doing new media, the curators simply don’t care.” I often hear this line. It was one of the leading themes of questions people posed between sessions at MuseumNext. Empowering Staff to Take Creative Risks. What kind of support do you need to be confident about taking a risk in your work?
What are you willing to risk to pursue your professional dreams? Last week, at the annual meeting of the American Association of Museums in Houston, I was honored to chair a fabulous panel on empowering museum staff to take creative risks (slides here). This is a topic of particular fascination for me as someone who has worked as an external consultant/provocateur/risk-encourager and is now in the director's seat for the first time. I was joined by Lori Fogarty (ED of the Oakland Museum of California), Adam Lerner (ED and Chief Animator of the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver), and Beck Tench (Director for Innovation and Digital Engagement at the Museum of Life and Science).
I learned three big things from this panel: 2010 Horizon Report: Museum Edition Released. Tate Papers Issue 13 2010: Tate Online Strategy 2010-12, John Stack. Research: Social Media Audiences and the Museum. The following research was conducted on behalf of MuseumNext and Sumo in April 2011 by an independent market research company with a sample of 500 UK residents.
This survey aims to provide some context for museums looking to use social media. Les musées en partage Notes from Museums and Technology Talk « A Great Becoming… Recently Danny and Martha from Wellcome gave a talk about the interesting stuff they’d seen at the Museums and the Web event in Philadelphia.
I took some notes from their notes which unhelpfully gives you a 2nd-hand account of the event. However there is some cool stuff from the event they reported on…