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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Meet a Museum Blogger: Gretchen Jennings
Meet a Museum Blogger

Meet a Museum Blogger: Gretchen Jennings

Gretchen Jennings is a museum administrator, educator, and exhibition project director. Her B.A. and M.A. are in History from, respectively, St. Mary’s College, Notre Dame, Indiana and Concordia University, Montreal. From 2005 to 2007 she served as Director of Education for Interpretation and Visitor Experience at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. She has … Continue reading

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New Report: NMC Horizon Report, 2012 Museum Edition

It’s a new week, so that means there’s a new highly influential, field defining report to check out! The 2012 Museum Edition of the New Media Consortium Horizon Report has arrived. To get the run down, watch the video below. Did you catch all of that? There’s a lot of rich information in this report. I really … Continue reading

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New Report: Arts Organizations and Digital Technologies

The Pew Internet & American Life Project recently conducted a survey  of 1,258 arts organizations (1,155 completed the entire survey) that received funding from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) in the years 2007-2011 regarding the role of digital technologies within their organizations. For a brief introduction to the study and findings watch the video below. The report is divided into the following … Continue reading

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Educational Jingles: Set your message to a familiar song

“Whilst snug in their Club-Room, they Jovially twine/ The Myrtle of VENUS with BACCHUS’S Vine.” Recognize the meter? How about now: “O! say does that star-spangled banner yet wave/ O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave?” That’s right. Our national anthem is set to another tune. When Americans wanted to … Continue reading

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