social media


By Katie Novak
Whether you’re just getting started with social media, or you want to figure how the heck to make it work with a team of two, these six steps will get you set in a good direction.
1.Start with WHY
Develop a foundation for yourself (and anyone who you may need to get on board with your plan!) by starting with WHY. Answering the fundamental question of why you’re on social media...
By Sriba I. Kwadjovie
This was my inaugural year attending the Western Museums Association Annual Meeting and moderating a panel discussion titled Understanding Image Copyright. As the Senior Intellectual Property Associate for the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the location of this year’s conference was ideal since it was held in San Jose. Upon my early morning arrival and registration...
By Chelsea Werner-Jatzke
#SocialMedium at Frye Art Museum investigates the new frontier.
Developing an exhibition of late 19th century paintings to be selected by the Internet took Seattle’s Frye Art Museum in many interesting directions. A turning point in the planning process came with the decision to use four leading social media platforms—Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and Tumblr—to...
Are you active on social media, and looking for ways to participate at the Western Museums Association (WMA) 2014 Annual Meeting? Look no further than connecting with the WMA on Facebook or @westmuse on Twitter!
Using #wma2014, share your thoughts, activities, and interesting quotes with your friends and colleagues. Live tweet during inspirational sessions or events, or post your photos to the...
The Western Museums Association (WMA) is proud to present the first installment of videos from the first WestMusings | Ten Minute Museum Talks. This new programmatic feature took place at the 2013 Annual Meeting in Salt Lake City. Based on TED Talks’ model, WestMusings is an unconference program of short, rehearsed, and engaging presentations on museum related topics. WestMusings will provide an...
The Western Museums Association (WMA) is proud to present the first installment of videos from the first WestMusings | Ten Minute Museum Talks. This new programmatic feature took place at the 2013 Annual Meeting in Salt Lake City. Based on TED Talks’ model, WestMusings is an unconference program of short, rehearsed, and engaging presentations on museum related topics. WestMusings will provide an...
By Alice Parman
This session took place during the Western Museums Association 2013 Annual Meeting
At the movie theater we see repeated messages about no texting or talking—what about museums? While some museums ban personal devices, others embrace them. What does research tell us about personal devices as they affect learning? What turns these devices on or off: visitors’ ages, educational...
Are you active on social media, and looking for ways to participate at the Western Museums Association (WMA) 2013 Annual Meeting? Look no further than connecting with the WMA on Facebook or @westmuse on Twitter! Make sure to use #wma2013 so your colleagues join in on the conversation.

Using #wma2013, share your thoughts, activities, and interesting quotes with your friends and colleagues on both...
Thanks to everyone who participated today... we had 20 attendees representing Portland, Seattle, Hawai'i, and Utah, plus Oakland, San Francisco, and San Diego. It was a really fun session, with some presentations mixed in with small group discussion and Q & A. Here are some quick moments... James Leventhal of the Contemporary Jewish Museum started us off with a fantastic overview of web 2.0...
By James G. Leventhal
Not too long ago, museums didn't have email. Or websites. Or e-blasts. We've simply incorporated these new technologies as they've arrived. In many cases they've improved our work and made our professional lives easier. Really, it's not even that long ago that we didn't use direct mail and I remember when it was a question as to whether we'd accept credit card donations.  ...

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