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"Trends Map" from Now and Next

Weekly news about museum trends, museum planning, the future of museums and interactive kinetic sculpture for the week of November 14, 2011

Museum Planner Blog Post:
“The Future of Museum Interactivity?”, Interested in comments and feedback

Best school for Museum Studies? for Exhibition Design? Interested in your thoughts!

Museum / Exhibition Openings:
Cheap trick to open museum in Chicago

Kinetica Art Fair 2012, February 2012

Jean Paul Gaultier exhibition opens at the Dallas Museum of Art

“Beyond Planet Earth: The Future of Space Exploration,” opens at the American Museum of Natural History

Crystal Bridges Museum opens, built by heiress of Walmart, anti-Walmart protesters

Princeton University’s opens “Art of Science”

BMW Guggenheim Lab Berlin to Open in May 2012

NYT review of “Eat, Sleep, Play” at Children’s Museum of Manhattan

Kohl Children’s Museum opens “Powered by Nature”

Review of “Pacific Standard Time” exhibitions in New York Times, fantastic!

Metropolitan Museum of Art opens new Islamic Art Wing

Ed Rothstein NYT review of the $70M remodeling of the New York Historical Society

“Electric is the Love” opens at the Laumeier Sculpture Park, looks like a nice show

Lawrence Hall of Science, Report on California Science Education, “High Hopes – Few Opportunities”, Berkeley

New Art/Science Affinities:

NEA report on 2.1 million artists in the USA

The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, an international document on human rights

American Planning Association report “How Arts and Cultural Strategies Create, Reinforce, and Enhance Sense of Place”

Wonderful report from the James Irvine Foundation, “Getting in on the Act”

Job Postings:
Peabody Museum of Natural History at Yale University announces an opening for an Associate Registrar STARS ID 14670

Articles of Interest:
Facial Recognition used to gather demographics

Space Elevator? Interactive Dinner Plate, Robot Office “Workers”, welcome to Google X

Lawmakers Ask Brooklyn Museum To Pull ‘Christianity-Bashing’ Film ‘A Fire In My Belly’

Does 3D printing infringe on Copyright?

Downey Art Museum “Melt Down”, fascinating behind the scenes dealing

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