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WORDS: Technology and Theory in the Museum. When I first began work in the museum world, back in the twentieth century, the doors that marked the boundary between the public galleries and private spaces of my first museum in London had small embossed signs on them that declared, “This door to be kept closed, by order of the Director.”

WORDS: Technology and Theory in the Museum

Über das Sammeln in der Kulturwissenschaft. Sammlungen von Alltagsobjekten früherer Zeiten und ferner Kulturen waren von unterschiedlichen Ansätzen geprägt – von der Neugier und der Identitätsstiftung über die Erforschung von Zusammenhängen bis zur Belehrung und Machtdemonstration.

Über das Sammeln in der Kulturwissenschaft

Die kulturgeschichtlichen Sammlungen der Zukunft werden das Objekt stärker mit dem Menschen und seiner Gesellschaft verbinden. Die Wissenschaften, die sich seit der Aufklärung und Romantik mit dem Leben der einfachen Menschen beschäftigt haben – mit den Bauern und Landleuten hier, mit den Fremden und Exoten in fernen Ländern –, standen vor einem besonderen Problem. Art Museum Teaching Mashup – Cleveland. Do you want to try something fun while stepping outside of your comfort zone?

Art Museum Teaching Mashup – Cleveland

Join us this summer for the first Northeast Ohio Museum Teaching Mash-up! Inspired by the NAEA Museum Teaching Mash-up (which you can read about here and here), this gallery teaching experiment offers the chance for Ohio museum educators, students, teachers, and community members to connect, interact with art, and learn from each other in a supportive group of colleagues. Wie das? Vom anonymen Museumsbesucher zur Partizipation - Teil 2 #KultDef. Neil MacGregor übernimmt Gründungsintendanz des Humboldtforums. Kultur und Wissensschätze Bayerns. Dear Arts: It’s Not Your Challenge Alone. Last week Createquity published an analysis looking at why people in lower socioeconomic status (SES) don’t attend arts events.

Dear Arts: It’s Not Your Challenge Alone

Their research challenges the common assumption that price, lack of time and geographic proximity are the main factors in the decision not to attend, at least among this demographic. Unfortunately, the real impediment might be deeply instilled cultural behaviors that present a problem in areas beyond the arts. Michelle Obama, “Activism”, and Museum Employment: Part I. Over the next few weeks, a handful of Incluseumers will reflect on and unify three topics that are usually treated as separate.

Michelle Obama, “Activism”, and Museum Employment: Part I

At the end of each post, we’ll attach a worksheet with suggestions for how to work through some of the ideas we discuss. You can download and print these worksheets to initiate conversations with colleagues. For the first post in this series, Porchia, Aletheia, and I (Rose) respond to Michelle Obama’s speech for the reopening of the Whitney. Last week, Michelle Obama gave a speech for the reopening of the Whitney Art Museum in New York City. Museum 2.0: How Do You Define "Community?" Close your eyes and imagine your organization's "community.

Museum 2.0: How Do You Define "Community?"

" Is it a mist of good feeling? A fellowship of uncertainty? Group Tour Interest in Decline: Why Museums Should Invest Elsewhere (DATA) Investing in attracting tour groups is an increasingly futile endeavor for museums.

Group Tour Interest in Decline: Why Museums Should Invest Elsewhere (DATA)

Here’s the data and what to do instead. Many visitor-serving organizations increasingly bemoan the challenges associated with the leisure group tour market. (This being a different attendance category – and revenue line item – than school groups.) Mass tourism forces mobbed museums to overhaul welcome. Paris (AFP) - Mass tourism spurred by cheap flights and richer emerging economies is forcing the world's top museums to rethink their welcome, notably by boosting access, embracing apps and improving ancillary services such as eateries and gift shops.

Mass tourism forces mobbed museums to overhaul welcome

The overhaul is dictated by the sheer numbers of visitors crowding galleries to catch a glimpse of the Mona Lisa, a Van Gogh canvas or a Michelangelo statue. Nearly 10 million people a year pass through the Louvre, seven million visit the British Museum, and six million go to the Met in New York. Practical actions for museums. 1.

Practical actions for museums

Make a clear commitment to improve your museum’s social impact Regard it as core business. Museums already make decisions in terms of decades about their collections and buildings; have long-term strategic goals for your impact, too. 2. Reflect on your current impacts. DIY Leadership Development. Two steps nonprofits can take to develop up-and-coming leaders day-to-day.

DIY Leadership Development

Part of the Talent Matters series. Talent Matters Talent Matters is a blog series exploring how nonprofit leaders have achieved real-world results through an emphasis on talent. More on the Wacky World of Museum Economics. “Food should be more expensive.” That’s a core message of the locavore/sustainable food movement, and it doesn’t resonate so well with most folks. It sounds ridiculous on the face of it—who wants to pay more for food? But proponents of creating a “slow,” sustainable system of food production have a point. “Fast” food is cheap because we pass a lot of the cost on to society as a whole and future generations in particular. Subsidizing corn makes products using corn syrup inexpensive at the grocery store, but offloads the cost of obesity, diabetes and poor nutrition onto families, insurers and the social safety net.

Same with fast fashion. The fact is, anything that looks like too good a bargain probably is hiding the true cost somewhere, present or future. The museum as digital storyteller: Collaborative participatory creation of interactive digital experiences. Maria Roussou, American College of Greece / University of Athens / makebelieve design & consulting, Greece, Laia Pujol, Pompeu Fabra University, Spain, Akrivi Katifori, University of Athens, Department of Informatics and Telecommunications, Greece, Angeliki Chrysanthi, University of Southampton, UK, Sara Perry, University of York, UK, Maria Vayanou, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece Abstract Digital storytelling is one resource museums have in hand for enriching their offer to audiences and society at large.

But how is the museum to author digital storytelling experiences that cater to various needs while maintaining scientific integrity? In this paper, we report on a series of experiences involving the creation of several interactive rich-media museum stories. The Final Pieces Of The 9/11 Memorial Museum: Visitors, Their Stories, And Rooms That Listen. Like all museums, the 9/11 Memorial Museum will tell visitors a story. Unlike most places, however, rooms in this building will also listen to memories. Jake Barton, principal and founder of media-design firm Local Projects, is wrapping up an eight-year project as the exhibit designer for the 9/11 Memorial Museum, opening to the public next week.

Inside, visitors will be able to view and interact with 90 different exhibits that incorporate first-person experiences, oral histories, artifacts, and interactive pieces. They'll also be able to add their own stories to some of the exhibits. A recording booth let's anyone go in and record their own remembrances or reflections on 9/11. "Because 9/11 is such recent history, it's really not history yet," says Barton. Most museum websites are terrible - Museum Marketing. What is the main aim of a museum website? Inspiring Examples of Citizen Participation.

Photo By: Howard Lake "As a citizen, you need to know how to be a part of it, how to express yourself - and not just by voting. " ~ Sandra Day O'Connor We all want more engaged communities. All Our Suggestions. The traditional museum is a byproduct of previous generations. In the best European traditions, they became the arbiters of our cultural heritage — the shrines to the objects and values that we as societies held dear. 20 Key Museum Concepts. Museums: The Permanent Collection Concept. N. – Equivalent in French: collection; Spanish: colección; German: Sammlung, Kollektion; Italian: collezione, raccolta; Portuguese: colecçāo (Brazil: coleçāo).