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Museum 2.0

Museum 2.0
Last week's New York Times special section on museums featured a lead article by David Gelles on Wooing a New Generation of Museum Patrons. In the article, David discussed ways that several large art museums are working to attract major donors and board members in their 30s and 40s. The article both energized and frustrated me. I was excited to see coverage of an important issue of generational shift, but I was frustrated that it appeared to perpetuate traditional, clubbish standards of donor cultivation. I was curious to learn more about what was behind the article. Fortunately, I had an outlet for my curiosity.

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100 Best Curator and Museum Blogs - Museummedia Visit our new website There are amazing museums and exhibitions to discover in The Netherlands and Belgium. By showing short trailer-like video clips on this new website we target new museum visitors. This well designed responsive website makes it easy for everyone to scroll through nice museums and spots in the low countries. By Emily Thomas Although not everyone has the resources to visit and study museums up close and personal, the Internet makes it possible for you to get a look into them from afar.

Archives & Museum Informatics: International Cultural Herita Ron Wakkary, Simon Fraser University, Canada Leora Kornfeld, Canada Marek Hatala, Canada Karen Tanenbaum, Simon Fraser University, Canada Kevin Muise, Simon Fraser University - Surrey, Canada In this paper, we analyze the current state of museum guide technologies and applications in order to develop an analytical foundation for our future research in an adaptive museum guide for families. We have focused our analysis on three critical areas of interest in considering group and social interaction in museums: tangibility, the role of tangible user interfaces; interaction, visit types and visit flows; adaptivity, user modeling approaches. Session: In-Museum Engagement [Museum] Keywords: museum guides, adaptive museum guides, tangible user interfaces, user models, group interaction, mobile, family

Filip Noterdaeme: The Drama of the Gifted Duchamp Here is a gem of a show that, although small in scale, yields too many intellectual and aesthetic pleasures to be ignored. Duchamp champion and scholar Francis M. Naumann has orchestrated a family reunion of sorts where four out of the six Duchamp siblings partake as if in a rendezvous d'outre tombe. Three brothers -- Raymond, Jacques, and Marcel, and one sister, Suzanne -- light the lights while delighting in sophisticated puns and tender double entendres. As in a joyful family game, juxtapositions, ricochets, and allusions abound. Underneath the playful repartee, there is always the same mother who, according to the catalog, spent much of her free time drawing and painting, and whose own father, Emile-Frederick Nicolle (1830-1894), was a printmaker of considerable talent.

About There's a whole magazine about painting created every day on the web. Edited by artist Brett Baker, Painters' Table is a daily online magazine for artists, curators, collectors, and art goers specifically interested in painting. Featuring original reviews, artist interviews, and commentary, Painters' Table also highlights online writing about painting from around the web as it is published. Providing an archive of summaries and links to nearly 2500 articles, reviews, and artist interviews, Painters' Table serves as a platform for exploring blogs that focus primarily on the subject of painting. We haven't found every painting blog out there - far from it.

Arts 2.0: Examples of Arts Organizations Social Media Strategies The above slide show was created based on all the information I gathered from my network below. I'm prepping for a workshop on Social Media and wanted do a round up of recent compelling examples of arts organizations using social media strategies and tools. I've covered arts organizations and social media here and there over the past three years and last winter co-wrote a cover story article with Rebecca Krause-Hardie for ArtsReach. So, thought I'd take an opportunity to query my network via Twitter and Facebook and see what's new. I was particularly interested in examples using blogs, Twitter, Flickr, Youtube, and Facebook. Everyone is a Curator

Musée 2.0 ou la visite de musée connecté - Orange Pop In order to enhance the museum experience, professionals are constantly experimenting with new technologies. We sat down with Armelle Pasco, director of Orange’s cultural partnerships program, to discuss recent innovations. Orange Pop: In terms of guided visits, where do things stand at the moment?

Archives & Museum Informatics: Museums and the Web 2006: Pap Jon Pratty, 24 Hour Museum, UK Abstract Recent reports by the Oxford Internet Institute, the Common Information Environment and Digicult show massive numbers of Internet users are making their first daily clicks within search engines, not favourite Web sites. Even young Web users go straight to grown-up Google, whether for pleasure or school projects. HIGH LINE BILLBOARD: Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari for Toilet Paper Maurizio Cattelan (b. 1960, Italy) lives in Milan and New York. Recent solo exhibitions include Foundation Beyeler, Riehen, Switzerland (2013); Whitechapel Gallery, London (2012); the Menil Collection, Houson (2010); the DESTE Foundation for Contemporary Art, Athens (2009); and the Tate Modern, London (2007), among others. A major retrospective of his work was shown at the Guggenheim Museum, New York in 2011. He has participated numerous times in the Venice Biennale (1993, 1997, 1999, 2002, and 2009). Pierpaolo Ferrari (b. 1971, Italy) lives in Milan.

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