“Starting a Museum”, the book

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I have started work on a book tentatively called “Starting a Museum”. More than “How to Start a Museum”, the book will explore the question “How could a museum be started?”. I will need lots of help and hope that I can call on the readers of this blog as active participants in the creation of the book. More about the planned book…

Hub Museum

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Instead of the typical museum approach of hiring a “world class architect, hiring a ”world class exhibit designer”, the “Hub Museum” approach, is: • A “Hub of content” for the museum • Open Source content, the museum’s content and programs are shared and available for teachers and parents • Collaborative, the exhibits, exhibit content and programs are shared by several …

IMLS “Museums, Libraries and 21st Century Skills” report

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http://www.imls.gov/about/21stCSkills.shtm Institute of Museum and Library Services has published the  Museums, Libraries, and 21st Century Skills report. “The report outlines a vision for the role of libraries and museums in the national dialogue around learning and 21st century skills and includes case studies of innovative audience engagement and 21st century skills practices from across the country.”

Seven Months, “Why Asia ?”

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Mark teaching Art in Ho Chi Minh City I am often asked “why would you go and spend seven months in Asia?” As the middle class of China and India develop there will be a demand for cultural institutions. On my trip I visited over 100 museums (still need to upload the videos), I was consistently impressed by the level …