“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 …

Crowdsourcing design: what will this mean for museums?

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Reprinted fromSocial Media and Cultural Communication: http://nlablog.wordpress.com/2009/07/17/crowdsourcing-design-what-will-this-mean-for-museums/ “Across the online environment, there is growing engagement with user-generated content which impacts on designers as they move from sole author and producer to facilitators of the design process. User-driven and open innovation models of collaboration are impacting on the design and development of services and while there is a growing body of …

Museum of the 21st Century

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Great post! Reprinted from Social Media and Cultural Communication: http://nlablog.wordpress.com/2009/07/08/the-museum-of-the-21st-century/ “LSE Arts and Thames and Hudson 60th anniversay discussion The Museum of the 21st Century Tuesday 7th July 2009 There was quite a buzz at the London School of Economics. The auditorium was packed; close to 500 people to hear the director of the British Museum Neil MacGregor and director …