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

Mark Walhimer Future of Museums, Museum Associations, Museum Resources Leave a Comment 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.”

Tactile Graphics for Museums

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Today, I visited the Metropolitan Museum of Manila, an excellent Museum.  The Museum makes use of Tactile Graphics in their painting gallery.  Tactile graphics are images that are designed to be touched rather than looked at. The content of the graphic is represented by a set of symbols selected to be easily read and understood. Links regarding Tactile Graphics: RNIB …

Heritance, the Open Museum People

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Just learned about Heritance, love their thinking.  Check out the online museum – Mark Walhimer Heritance Website From Heritance website: “Heritance promotes open museum practices that foster diversity and good governance. Heritance promotes open museum practices through Open Museum (OMo), a free web site and global museum that allows museums to create dynamic exhibits that support (encourage!) visitor co-creation. …

Museum Planning Resources

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I have added a page on the blog called “Museum Planning Resources”.  Creating a new museum or exhibition takes a dedicated team.  The page will list our trusted team partners from past projects and an explanation of their responsibilities. Photo copyright the Denver Museum of Nature and Science Lighting Design The atmosphere of Museum exhibitions is created by lighting.  A …

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) …