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September 22, 2009
Hi, I'm Steve Tokar, and I'd like to invite you to a couple of San Diego Conference sessions that we've organized on the topic of visitor comfort.
Here's what we mean by comfort. The last time you and your family visited a museum, could you find your way around easily? Were there enough places to sit? Were the labels readable? Were there multiple/alternate ways to enjoy and learn? Were the...
September 11, 2009
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...
September 11, 2009

By David Porter
To follow up on my earlier post, I wanted to note that the Oregon Heritage Commission,  a state chartered entity which oversees grant programs and other similar activities, heard testimony about the challenging state of affairs among heritage groups across the state at a meeting early this summer.
Under the leadership of Chairman George Kramer,  the Commission pledged to charter...
September 4, 2009
Catamaran Reception Area


by Valerie Huaco
The caller was so enthusiastic her voice bounced right out at me. Guess what! She wanted us to know that she had found a cheap hotel room to stay in during the annual meeting of WMA. Wasn’t that great? Did we want to tell the membership?
So here’s how it works. WMA starts looking at where to hold the annual meeting two, three, even four years in...
September 2, 2009

By David Porter
The economic downturn of the past eighteen months led to declining revenue from ticket sales and contributions to Clackamas Heritage Partners (CHP) which operates the End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center and two other sites in Oregon City.   In March and April we were forced to suspend our operations while we attempted to raise funds to continue.
A very strong positive...
August 30, 2009
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...
August 30, 2009
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...
August 30, 2009
By Rich Cherry

The author Rich Cherry, Director, Balboa Park Online Collaborative on multiple devices at the SFMOMA-hosted event

Yesterday we had what appeared to be a successful event in San Francisco with Sebastian Chan delivering a full day of ideas, examples and anecdotes on the use of social media, open content and all the tools you can use to engage online.  200+ people came, listened...

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