What Happened in Museums this Week?

What Happened in Museums This Week? June 15 – 21

An Ingenious Museum Design That Turns Visitors Into Creators In theater, the “fourth wall” is the invisible barricade at the front of the stage, through which the audience observes the action while the players act as though the audience isn’t there. If such a thing exists in museums—and it does, in the form of glass … Continue reading

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What Happened in Museums this Week?

What Happened in Museums This Week? January 4 – 10

Alliance Names 2014 Great American Museum Advocates The American Alliance of Museums (AAM) has selected the first two Great American Museum Advocates from nominations submitted by museums of all types and sizes, all across the country. The winners are Simone Batiste, 16 years old from Oakland, CA, nominated by the Chabot Space & Science Center … Continue reading

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The Power of Story (via Data, Collections & Social Media)
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The Power of Story (via Data, Collections & Social Media)

As our nation commemorates the bicentennial of the War of 1812, the sesquicentennial of the Civil War, and the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights movement, “The Power of Story” seems a timely theme for this year’s American Alliance of Museums Annual Conference, held in Baltimore, Maryland last week. I’ve returned from the “Greatest City in America” refreshed, reenergized, full … Continue reading

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Changing Expectations + 21C Skills: Are We There Yet?

Close your eyes and think about the museum professionals in your life: your colleagues, your friends and your partners in crime. They’re passionate people, right? And driven. And pretty darn smart. However, passion, drive and smarts aren’t all we need in our professional lives. We need fair compensation, feasible (if still challenging) expectations and opportunities … Continue reading

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