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

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.”

Tactile Graphics for Museums

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 …

An Open Letter

By Mark Walhimer Bangkok, Thailand I am enjoying the clarity distance offers. It seems that from the other side of the world I have a better view of the condition of Science Centers in the United States. I have posted my predictions 2010, 2011, 2012. Why don’t we have standards in Science Centers? In 1997 Joe Ansel lead a session …

100 Best Curator and Museum Blogs

By Emily Thomas Although not everyone has the resources to visit and study museums up close and personal, the Internet makes it possible for you to get a look into them from afar. By following blogs from museums and curators, you can get a unique perspective on museums around the world. Check out these 100 blogs to study and see …

Heritance, the Open Museum People

Just learned about Heritance, love their thinking.  Check out the online museum http://openmuseum.org – 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

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

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) …