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The Museum of the Future

The Museum of the Future
Posted: March 31st, 2014 | Author: Jasper Visser | Filed under: Technology | Tags: connections, innl, museum of national history, network, news, semantic web, website | 0 CommentsinShare0 When we learned that the Museum of National History was going to disappear late 2011, we tried to find a new home for our highly successful (and often un-museum-like) products. Last week the new home for our INNL website and network was announced. The platform Oneindig Noord-Holland (Endless North-Holland) has taken over the content and ideas of INNL and will incorporate them in a new and revised version of their own platform, due later this year. The award winning INNL website told stories about the history of the Netherlands in a social and connected way. The innl-network connected these stories with the wider web and collections from other institutions, and allowed everybody to access these collections in an easy and intuitive way to tell their own stories.

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useum The third and final day of Eyeo was no exception to the inspiration I’ve come to expect from the festival. The day was a bit shorter than the previous two, lacking an afternoon workshop and evening sessions, but the morning and midday were jam-packed without any break, so it was still a full day. Up first was Nicholas Felton, who goes by the online moniker “Feltron” (I’d always thought his last name was Feltron, but it isn’t). He talked about the data collection process he goes through to create his annual reports and I found it comforting to see how laborious the process is for him. There are many people, of which Nick is one, that just. work. hard. It’s nice to see that effort is required to create such beautiful pieces.

Enhancing Museum Narratives with the QRator Project: a Tasmanian devil, a Platypus and a Dead Man in a Box Steven Gray, Claire Ross, Andrew Hudson-Smith, Melissa Terras, Claire Warwick; University College London, UK Abstract Emergent mobile and web-based technologies offer museum professionals new ways of engaging visitors with their collections. Diversify or Die: Why the Art World Needs to Keep Up With Our Changing Society President Obama’s reelection last week has put a blazing spotlight on the “emerging majority” thesis, thrusting it into the center of political discussion. Some pundits, including prominent Republicans, even question the party's future if they don't change their race-baiting ways and embrace the reality of a multicultural America. As the Economist put it, “The GOP must become younger and browner to remain a serious contender.” Would it surprise you to know that, on this score at least, the liberal-leaning art world has more in common with Republicans than Democrats?

Digital tools for educators and students Today I dove into an ocean of web sites, apps and other digital tools during my study day. I'm looking to refresh my digital skills and I had lots of ideas pop up today, while looking at some old and new web pages. Here I've tried to collect many of the ones I was introduced to today and I've also commented on some tools that I've used myself, at least a few times.Digital tools for responses/quizzes/surveys/exit tickets: (* = my favorite ones right now) AnswerGarden * A web whiteboard GoSoapBoxKahoot *MeetingWords Museums of the future: providing the personal, collaborating with the crowd The museum of the future might offer a highly-personalised experience. Photograph: Hufton + Crow / View Pictures It was a meeting of museum minds as the Guardian Culture Professionals Network hosted an online live chat: What's next for museums? The discussion was just in time for ACE's announcement of the nine successful applicants to the Museum development fund, an £8m injection as part of the Arts Council's wider £129m Renaissance programme. Served up on the debate table were several questions: where should museums be looking to improve and develop?

Thousands show up at the Grand Rapids Art Museum to see ArtPrize 2012 winner 'Elephants' GRAND RAPIDS, MI – The line outside of the Grand Rapids Art Museum on Saturday afternoon stretched around the block as thousands of people came to get a look at Adonna Khare’s winning ArtPrize entry “Elephants” and all of the other works included in this free admission weekend. The museum not only has the winning entry for a second time, it also houses two other Top 10 contenders with Chris LaPorte’s “City Band” and Kumi Yamashita’s “Origami” entries. Khare’s “Elephants” was named as the people’s choice on Friday night, garnering her the title and a $200,000 check. View the photo gallery to the right to see detailed pictures of the piece.

Technology in museums turns visitors into curators and creators Museums and galleries should be using new technologies and media to teach, engage and immerse visitors in the art they are viewing, says Local Projects founder Jake Barton. Speaking at Wired 2012 about the future of cities, Barton explained how he was given the opportunity to help the Cleveland Museum of Art achieve this using touchscreens, live cameras and video, turning visitors into the curators of their own experience in the process. "It's a traditional museum, along the lines of the V&A -- an encyclopedic art museum. But they asked us to look at how technology could help visitors engage, and even create, with the artworks. People learn more if they're learning in directly engaging ways."

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