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July 21, 2009
Photo courtesy of the Museum of Photographic Arts.

by Stephanie Weaver
What does your museum look and feel like to people with learning disabilities? I'm happy to provide two great articles written by educational consultant Paul Gabriel for free download. Paul was the guest editor of an excellent issue of WestMuse in 2007 that covered a range of learning disabilities and how they affect the...
July 16, 2009
submitted by Stephanie Weaver on behalf of Wendell Eckholm
Photos courtesy of the Firehouse Restaurant

Join your fellow conference attendees for a relaxing evening of networking, music, and food at the West Coast Shipper's Party.  The free party will be held on Tuesday evening October 27 from 5:30 to 9:30 PM on the rooftop deck at the Firehouse American Eatery, which is just a ten minute...
July 15, 2009
submitted by Stephanie Weaver on behalf of Victoria L. Hamilton
The City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture welcomes all participants to the Western Museums Association conference. Whether this is your first visit to San Diego or you’ve experienced San Diego many times before, we know you will be able to find fun, new, and exciting experiences throughout San Diego County!
October is...
July 14, 2009
Sebastian Chan, Manager of the Web Services Unit at the Powerhouse Museum

By Richard Cherry
Innovating in a museum or in the museum field is a team sport.  None of us have all the resources, the knowledge or the connections to do it by ourselves.  How many people does it take to bring Sebastian Chan to San Francisco to do a couple of free workshops on August 28th?… it takes a quite a few(save...
July 8, 2009
Securing Future Audiences at Your Museum
Need some creative and cost-effective ideas on how to attract todays young cosmopolitans to your museum? Help us find out!
This new and unique study examines and raises awareness of programs across the country that engage this younger, socially minded, and creative adult audience known as young cosmopolitans (YoCos).
Your input is crucial to finding out...
July 7, 2009

Thanks, everyone!  We made number 90 on the "Growing Blogs" list on WordPress in June....not sure how to judge that, but it is nice to "see yourself in the picture."
June 26, 2009
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,...
June 19, 2009
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...


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