Museum 2.0

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This Exhibition Will Help You Make Sense of Your Senses

Prepare for sensory overload: Your eyes, ears, nose and, especially, brain are going to be tested at the American Museum of Natural History’s new exhibition, “Our Senses,” a playground that warps what we perceive to be reality.<p>The exhibition’s 11 interactive galleries help you make sense of your …

American Museum of Natural History

Why museums should stop producing exhibitions

This of course sounds rather provocative, I am well aware of that, but the point is not to stop showing exhibitions in museums but to stop producing …

Ai Weiwei

Exhibition Design in Museums: collaborating with the public to create more meaningful experiences

As we shall see in our four case studies and the introductory article below, featuring insight from Suzanne MacLeod, Professor of Museum Studies at …

Museums

Spürst du was?

Eine US-amerikanische Comedian geht ins MoMA, stellt sich vor ein Kunstwerk und schaut. Das Ergebnis ist ein Podcast für alle, die sich zu dumm für …

Millennials

IBM Watson’s New Job as Art Museum Guide Could Hint at Lots of Future Roles With Brands

Almost three-quarters (72 percent) of Brazilians have never been inside a museum, according to a 2010 study from the Brazilian Institute of Economic …

Advertising Industry

„Unsere Kreativität wird grenzenlos sein" – Ein Interview mit dem Kurator des ersten virtuellen Museums

Alfredo Salazar-Caro und das Digital Museum of Digital Art setzen sich für künstlerisch wertvolle Virtual Reality ein.<p>2011 schlich sich Alfredo Salazar-Caro mit einem Mini-Projektor ins Museo Soumaya in Mexico City und projizierte ein GIF neben einem Werk von Joseph Beuys an die Wand. Für das …

Can’t get to the museum? The museum may be coming to you

DENVER — The museum-quality descriptions talk of influences from pre-Raphaelite fashion to Fritz Lang’s 1927 film Metropolis and from Fascist …

Museums

Museum Expansions That Think Inside the Footprint

Seeking new audiences looking for novel ways to interact with art, museums big and small across the United States and Europe are remaking their existing footprints, creating new spaces for rapidly unfolding innovation in the art world.<p>The Philadelphia Museum of Art, for example — whose …

Museums

A Crowd-Sourced Website Helps Preserve Indigenous Cultures

A new online publishing platform is working to preserve and share knowledge of the cultures and languages of indigenous communities. Cultural Codex, …

Introducing Open Access at The Met

As of today, all images of public-domain works in The Met collection are available under Creative Commons Zero (CC0). So whether you're an artist or …

What Are Museums Doing to Engage Millennials?

What makes a group of people instantly feel like a place is “for them” when they walk through the door? What if this group of people is …

Millennials

City Museums Look to the Future

A new exhibit at the Museum of the City of New York places civic engagement at the forefront.<p>In their most traditional form, museums encapsulate the past, and the Museum of the City of New York’s first permanent installation, open this month, fulfills that expectation. Visitors to <i>New York at its</i> …

Museums

Anne Dunleavy, <br>Sr. Managing Editor, Digital, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

<b>The possibilities of what art can be meets 5,000+ years of history at The Met. With popular sites and blogs, The Met has managed to stand apart in a</b> …

Museums

Organizational design for musedata

Organizational design is an important step for cultural institutions in becoming data driven and a key requirement to service any musedata themed …

Big Data

Your imagination is the only limit

<b>Open museum images as building blocks in your hands</b><p>Do you know the Danish painter Vilhelm Hammershøi, whose tranquil paintings of light streaming …

Botanical Gardens

How User-Friendly Are Museum Image Rights?

If you’ve ever considered downloading a digital image of an artwork from a museum’s website, you probably know rather well that the world of …

How We Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Open Data: A Case Study in the Harvard Art Museums’ API

<b>How We Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Open Data:<br>A Case Study in the Harvard Art Museums’ API</b><p><i>Co-authored by Andrea Ledesma &</i> <i>Leah Burgin</i><p>As it has …

Big Data

Why MOOCs matter: The consequence of massive open online courses for museums, universities, and their publics

Ross Parry, University of Leicester, UK, Alex Moseley, University of Leicester, UK, Nichola Gretton, University of Leicester, UK, Rachel Tunstall, …

Learning

A Very Happy & Open Birthday for the Pen

Today marks the first birthday of our beloved Pen. It’s been an amazing year, filled will many iterations, updates, and above all, visits! Today is a …

Analytics

How A 145-Year-Old Art Museum Stays Relevant In The Smartphone Age

The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s redesigned website embraces a future in which we’re all staring into our phones, even at the museum.<p>Walking around New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, you can’t help but notice a pattern. Though the world’s largest art museum welcomes diverse crowds of people …

Museums

Testing the Possibilities of Online Education with Museum MOOCs

MOOCs (massive open online courses) have been both hailed as a possible solution to providing low-cost, high-quality education and derided as a …

Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) Launches Free Course on Looking at Photographs as Art

Not content with banning selfie sticks, the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) is bringing visual literacy to the masses via its first foray into the world …

Art

Museums & the Future of Learning

<i>By Emily Kotecki and Jill Taylor, North Carolina Museum of Art</i>Over the last year, the North Carolina Museum of Art has been documenting the design …

Learning

The state of museum technology?

On Friday I was invited to Nesta‘s Digital Culture Panel event to respond to their 2015 Digital Culture survey on ‘How arts and cultural …

Museums

Storytelling: Just Tall Tales or the Future of Museums?

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