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Museum Media, New Media for Museums

Museum Media, New Media for Museums
Welcome and thank you for visiting, covering new media for museums. This web-site is an initiative of Infofilm, a small company in the beautiful historical university town of Leiden in Holland. Ever since its foundation in 1983 Infofilms’ twin-brothers Robert and Roger Busschots are making films and audiovisuals for museums. In recent years they specialized in new media. Our intention is that this will be a meeting place for specialists in the field and those interested in applications, new possibilities and know-how. You as user can participate actively in this process.

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Rijksmuseum Digitizes & Makes Free Online 210,000 Works of Art, Masterpieces Included! We all found it impressive when Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum put up 125,000 Dutch works of art online. “Users can explore the entire collection, which is handily sorted by artist, subject, style and even by events in Dutch history,” explained Kate Rix in our first post announcing it. ” “Not only can users create their own online galleries from selected works in the museum’s collection, they can download Rijksmuseum artwork for free to decorate new products.” But we posted that almost two and a half years ago, and you can hardly call the Rijksmuseum an institution that sits idly by while time passes, or indeed does anything at all by half measures: think of their creation of Rembrandt’s Facebook timeline, their commissioning of late Rembrandt canvases brought to life, or of their accommodation of terminally ill patients visiting one last time. And so they’ve kept hard at work adding to their digital archive, which, as of this writing, offers nearly 309,000 works of art. Related Content:

Navnegeneratoren giver gode forslag til navne til dit barn Navnegeneratoren er meget simpel. Tryk på knappen "Dreng" for at få et drengenavn frem, tryk på knappen "Pige" for at få et pigenavn frem. Generatoren husker hvilke navne den allerede har vist indtil du trykker på knappen "Genstart generatoren" eller lukker din internetbrowser. Tryk på knappen "Dreng" eller "Pige" for at få et navn frem Det er forskelligt fra menneske til menneske, hvad man associerer forskellige navne med.

Museum 2.0 “Likes” are lovely, but do they lead to more logins? Developing metrics for academic libraries’ Facebook pages A lot has changed in the five years since the Rutgers University Libraries set up our first Facebook page. When the university librarian approved our initiative in fall 2006, academic libraries’ outposts on Facebook appeared to be far from common. In the article “Do you Facebook?

The Participatory Museum culture mobile_le blog 8 Simple Ways to Improve Your YouTube Channel You don't have to be a YouTube "personality" to create a fantastic, customized YouTube channel. Everyone can take advantage of the options available. YouTube's product manager for consumer channels, AJ Crane, says your personal channel is "the best place to showcase your content." We spoke to Crane to find out some great ways to improve, and make the most of, your channel's appearance, usability and engagement options.

how to destroy special collections with social media I just got back from a wonderful trip to Rare Book School to deliver a talk in their 2015 lecture series. It was the last week of their summer season in Charlottesville, the week when the Descriptive Bibliography course (aka “boot camp”) was in full swing, and the weather was in all its hot, glorious humidity. I wanted to keep things light as well as make some points I feel very strongly about: the importance of librarians and researchers using social media to help sustain special collections libraries. Below are the slides and my notes for my July 29th talk. Since RBS records and shares the audio of their talks (go browse through past RBS lectures and listen!) I have, with their permission, also embedded the audio of my talk here so that you can listen and read along if you’d like (there are some variations between the two, though nothing substantive—I’ll leave you to decide which is the authoritative version…).

Museums in Israel on Pinterest Log in Home Categories There’s more to see... Come take a look at what else is here! Museum 2.0: Digital Museums Reconsidered: Exploring the Walker Art Center Website Redesign I have a confession to make: I've never cared much about museums on the Web. I'm focused on the onsite, in-person experience. When smart people talk about digital museums and virtual experiences, I nod and compartmentalize it as someone else's bailiwick. I understand the value of having a web presence that is reflective of institutional brand, makes content available for people to use in a variety of ways, and enables new connections with community members. But I've never really understood what it could mean for a museum to create a website that has a complementary function to the physical institution--an entity in its own right that expands beyond the scope of the physical institution, programs, and collection.

Learn cave painting, contemporary art and everything in between Smarthistory offers more than 1500 videos and essays on art from around the world and across time. We are working with more than 200 art historians and some of the world's most important museums to make the best art history resource anywhere. Use the "subject" pulldown menu (go to "Arts and Humanities") at the top of this window or click on the headings below to access our content: