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July 8, 2009
Securing Future Audiences at Your Museum
Need some creative and cost-effective ideas on how to attract todays young cosmopolitans to your museum? Help us find out!
This new and unique study examines and raises awareness of programs across the country that engage this younger, socially minded, and creative adult audience known as young cosmopolitans (YoCos).
Your input is crucial to finding out...
July 7, 2009

Thanks, everyone!  We made number 90 on the "Growing Blogs" list on WordPress in June....not sure how to judge that, but it is nice to "see yourself in the picture."
June 26, 2009
Hello folks,
My name is Isaías D. Rodríguez, Interactive Media Producer, at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, YBCA in San Francisco, CA. I've been with YBCA for over 4 years  and in the last year transitioned into my new role as an in-house media producer. I produce media on our exhibitions, performances, film/video screenings, and events.
I'm really excited about our new web-based video series,...
June 19, 2009
by James G. Leventhal
This post may not have a beginning or an end.  Really, it's just a stroll through some discussions I've been hearing about museums and technology.  And it is about how greater outreach by museums is important in challenging times, and how the nonprofit model is taking hold in the 21st century.
Marjorie Schwarzer recently reminded us of the impact that museums can have in...
June 15, 2009
by Rosalind Bedell, Program Co-ChairJudging from recent comments it seems that while many of you may love social networking and find it useful (and who am I to disagree – I’m already excited about the eateries in San Diego), that nothing quite replaces the face to face experience of a conference. I’m sure you have taken a glimpse at the preliminary program for the WMA conference in October – see...
June 10, 2009
by Valerie Huaco
Back in November when the WMA program committee convened in San Diego to review session proposals, we took some time to discuss what ideas had been knocking around in our collective heads. What’s on the tip of our museological tongue, as it were. Many good sessions were born of that conversation, including On Board with Innovation, Weathering the Storm: Foundations Respond to the...
June 9, 2009
By Stephanie Weaver
We've been working on new tools to help you plan your visit to San Diego for WMA, October 25-29. Click HERE to see the interactive restaurant map. It's an open, public map, so local folks can add their own suggestions for eateries near the Catamaran.

Green are vegetarian, red are regular restaurants, the hotel is the blue locator, while the pushpin is a well-known coffeehouse...
June 8, 2009

By Lynda Kelly
It has long been recognised that choice and control are important facets of learning (Hein, 1998; Paris, 1998) and that learning experiences need to be learner-centred (Dewey, 1938). Recent audience research projects found that audiences want to have more control over their museum learning experiences (Kelly, 2007). Work on museums and controversial subjects found that visitors...

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