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May 2, 2009


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
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...
May 1, 2009
Big congratulations to Chris Alexander and the San Jose Museum of Art for being a 2009 Muse Award Winners in the category of Public Relations and Development. They won GOLD for Road Trip: The Giant Artichoke.  [Author's note: This just in from Chris Alexander --
Chris Alexander // May 2, 2009 at 4:08 am |

Thank for the shout out! It was definitely a group effort however with myself; Lucy...
May 1, 2009
There still exists periodic skepticism regarding the benefits of attempting community online engagement. But PlaceMatters, an initiative started by City Lore in conjunction with the Municipal Art Society in New York, demonstrates how community can be built online with real-world effects.
PlaceMatters advocates for "places in New York City that preserve history and sustain culture." And we're not...
May 1, 2009
By Jeremy Clark
Hello Western Region museum professionals! The National Endowment for the Humanities will be integrating social media into its NEH on the Road traveling exhibition program. In an effort to form viable integration strategies and select the right tools, I would like to know more about your experience with and attitudes toward social media.
First, a bit more about the NEH on the Road...
May 1, 2009
Curious to know what the future holds for museums and technology? Well, the Horizon Museum Report can help you see the future! I attended a great session that explained about the New Media Consortium's Horizon Project and reported on its latest findings regarding technology and trends. The session purported to be a critique of the report, but really it was more of a discussion of its findings...


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