Standards for Museum Exhibitions and Indicators of Excellence

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NAME – National Association for Museum Exhibition AAM Membership Dept. 4002 Washington, DC 20042-4002 fax 202.289.6578 From the NAME Website: NAME – National Association for Museum Exhibition is a Standing Professional Committee of the American Association of Museums “Standards for Museum Exhibitions and Indicators of Excellence developed by the Standing Professional Committees Council of the American Association of Museums …

Exploratorium – Reflections exhibition

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Click Image for video The Exploratorium 3601 Lyon Street San Francisco, CA 94123 (415) 563-7337 June 19, 2009-September 20, 2009, Daniel Rozin at the Seeing Gallery of the Exploratorium “The Seeing Gallery is part of the Seeing collection on display at the Exploratorium. The gallery showcases exhibits exploring artists’ perspectives on seeing and perception. This summer’s Reflections exhibition features the …

Emerging Technologies for Museums / Science Centers Part I

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First in a series on interactivity in Museums and Science Centers There are several conferences where emerging technologies for museums is exhibited: Association of Science and Technologies Siggraph InfoComm Maker Faire

Please Touch Museum – Exhibition Review

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3 of 5 Stars, “A-Okay” Posted: June 10, 2009 Please Touch Museum Memorial Hall, Fairmount Park 4231 Avenue of the Republic Philadelphia, PA 19131 (215) 581-3181 Category: Children’s Museum Admission Price: $15 Children and Adults Size: 38,000 sq. ft. of exhibits Wheelchair Accessible: Yes From Please Touch website: “Memorial Hall, constructed to be the Art Gallery of the 1876 …

Art Handling / Art Services Companies

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Atelier4 (A4): Custom-built crates from recyclable and renewable materials. (718) 433-3500. Art Crating: Local shipping and installation. Caters to major Chelsea galleries. (718) 218-7250. Cadogan Tate: European network, worldwide shipping and a brokerage service that deals with customs. (718) 706-7999. Crozier Fine Arts: One of the oldest craters in the business. Offers private office spaces attached to storage vaults. (212) …

The Ordinary As Object of Desire

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A kettle by John G. Rideout (1936) EXHIBITION REVIEW “What Was Good Design? MoMA’s Message 1944-56” runs through Nov. 30 at the Museum of Modern Art, (212) 708-9400 Museum of Modern Art Website Article By Roberta Smith From the New York Times, June 5, 2009 “What is good design?” may not be one of life’s great existential questions, but it …

Putting “Primitive” to Rest

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Equestrian Figure: Portrait of a Chief,” foreground, from Sumatra, Indonesia EXHIBITION REVIEW “African and Oceanic Art From the Barbier-Mueller Museum, Geneva: A Legacy of Collecting” at the Metropolitan Museum of Art through Sept. 27, 2009 Metropolitan Museum of Art Website By Holland Cotter From the New York Times, June 5, 2009 Slide Show In the Michael C. Rockefeller Wing at …

Museum Definition

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From Wikipedia Natural History Museum London, Photo by DAVID ILIFF “A museum is a “permanent institution in the service of society and of its development, open to the public, which acquires, conserves, researches, communicates and exhibits the tangible and intangible heritage of humanity and its environment, for the purposes of education, study, and enjoyment”, as defined by the International Council …

Collecting Information about museum visitors

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Survey Monkey is a great tool for collecting quick information from museum visitors, potential donors or get feedback on potential exhibition ideas.  Survey Monkey is free for a basic account or $19.95 for a premium account. As a sample we have created a simple 3 question sample survey regarding the Museum Planner Blog.  The survey will be active for the …