Education

By Lesley Kadish
San Francisco Elevation and Right of Ways

Before I came to San Francisco for Seb’s talk, I read a post on SFStreetsblog called “Eyes on the Street: The Ghost Streets of San Francisco” about ‘secret’ right-of-ways around town. You know, those steep steps that lead through an art garden or behind a house, where you’re never sure if you’re on public or private property. Being a map...
Dear Leslie,
"Those About to Die Salute You," hosted by Queens Museum; artist Duke Riley. Photo by Frantz Vincent courtesy of Flickr

Thank you for the fantastic post. I too am approaching professional development through social media, as a consultant who serves this field. I wrote this post on my blog about how four museums in New York staged an art event using Twitter. I think it's a dynamic...
By Susan Spero
Susan Spero

As I sit with my cup of coffee this morning and think through yesterday’s tour de force by Seb Chan,  I too realize that like a tweet on #sfmetrix stating that a tornado of ideas was spinning through the tweeter’s mind, mine too feels like it has been hit by a storm.
Tremendous kudos are in order for the organizers for sponsoring a great day:  the National Arts...
By Katie Williams
I would like to share my experiences as a young professional, in my first full-time museum job.  It has been a wild ride to get to where I am now – an Education Assistant at the Northwest African American Museum (NAAM) in Seattle. I will attempt to tell you a little bit about the journey at my new job and what I have learned so far.

What does it mean to be African American in...


Sebastian Chan, Manager of the Web Services Unit at the Powerhouse MuseumSome clarifications on our experience with ‘free’ content


[This Friday Seb Chan will speak at SFMOMA at a sold out symposium that WMA has helped to arrange, with thanks to Rich Cherry and others.  As a bit of a preview of what's to come, we have taken one, big-ol', whole post from Seb's professional blog as one massive "...
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,...
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...
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...

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...

The Arizona Historical Society Museum, in its beautiful desert setting at the edge of Papago Park.

Dear Friends of AHS,
We are in crisis and need your help now!  Governor Brewer released her budget.  The Governor’s budget completely eliminates funding for the Arizona Historical Society by phasing out state appropriated dollars over the next five years.  If her proposal is approved, the Arizona...

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