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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.

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.

Will US museums succeed in reinventing themselves? Museums USA The recession is forcing North American institutions to reconsider every aspect of what they do By András Szántó. Social Engagement Done Right: Getty Museum's New Initiative We invent hashtags, issue images in hopes of getting re-tweeted, ask tiresome questions of our Facebook fans and we think we’re being social. We share clever semi-contextual ads on our Twitter stream and because we’re doing it in real time we think we’re being social. We stick a QR code on an ad or a billboard or a retail display, assuming some poor soul will actually scan it, and we think we’re being social. But if we’re honest, we’d have to admit that more often than not we’re simply using social media rather than exhibiting social behavior. True there are plenty of examples of brands doing it right. But as more and more marketers incorporate social media into their efforts, there remains a tendency to fall back on old practices and ways of thinking.

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?

How to Develop a (Small-Scale) Social Media Plan Yesterday, I enjoyed three hours of graduate students' presentations of social media plans for museums in the Pacific Northwest. I've been working with these UW museology students for the past quarter, and each partnered with a local client institution to develop a social media plan either for a particular exhibition, program, or initiative, or for an entire institution. Here is the process I offered them for developing and writing these plans. It can be used internally by staff, or externally (as in the students' cases) as a consultant with a partner organization. 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?

Collection Mgmt. Policy Museums are so varied in their governing structures, social contexts, activities, and purposes that there is no single model collections management policy. The form and content of any policy statement rests with the individual museum and should be tailored to the museum's activities, discipline, nature of the collections, and organization structure. However, there are common issues that all institutions should consider in developing a collections management policy.

The Museum Visitor That Didn’t Exist In 1979 - Museum Hack Not so long ago, the idea of calling your friend from another country was an absurd idea. But technology made it happen. And not so long ago, the idea of carrying a computer in your hand was an absurd idea. But technology made it happen. 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.