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May 11, 2009

by  Lydia Johnson
AAM 2009: The Museum Experiment is now history.  In the weeks following big conferences like this, where ideas sizzle like Pop Rocks candy, it’s always interesting to see what sticks.  What topics will we still be chewing on next week…next month…next year?  (and I don’t mean the obvious “how do you throw a party when nobody can afford to come?”)
This year, I’m putting my money...
May 9, 2009
By Allyson Lazar
Calling all registrars, collections managers, curators of collections and anyone who works with museum collections in the Western Region: the official Registrars Committee-Western Region website is now live!
Over the next few weeks, the RC-WR website manager will be adding pages and making them active, but the site is up and already has information about upcoming workshops,...
May 6, 2009
By Allyson Lazar
What is your vision of the future for museums? Is it a rosy future? Is it frought with peril and disaster? Is it radically different from today? How will we get there? AAM and the Center for the Future of Museums
Voices of the Future Interviews on YouTube


is eager to hear the thoughts of museum professionals regarding our future. At the annual conference last week in...
May 5, 2009
Dr's Russo and Kelly, courtesy of Shelley Bernstein

By Lynda Kelly
This is the final post in the series about my online life. If you are new to this you may want to check out post one and two before you go on...
OK, just to take a reality check at what actual social networking sites am I on. To date there’s Facebook, Twitter, Blogger, Wordpress, ning, LinkedIn, Flickr, YouTube, SlideShare, del....
May 2, 2009

FutureQuest

By Allyson Lazar
AAM's Center for the Future of Museums has invited conference delegates to "explore the future" while in Philly. How can we do that? By completing tasks listed on the FutureQuest game sheets provided in the tote bag registration packets. The ultimate purpose of performing these tasks is to "investigate the future of museums and society and share your
discoveries...
May 2, 2009
By Stephanie Weaver, Visitor Experience Consultant
I was walking back from the Academy of Natural Sciences and saw this great sign. Who knew that Girl Scout cookies were a Philadelphia invention? Philly is the home to so much incredible history... plus local sites like Historic Yellow Springs allow you to get immersed in our nation's history. Yellow Springs has the only Revolutionary War Hospital...
May 1, 2009
I absolutely loved the opening session today from the wonderful and witty discussion of Einstein and creativity with Walter Isaacson, to the great "Town Hall" that Ford Bell conducted, to the thrilling singing of the gospel choir Soul Searchers that started things off. I am dashing off to the Contemporary Art Museum for an evening event that should be fun and daring...Radical Art. Philly is...

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