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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...
April 30, 2009
WestMuse--now with LIVE BLOGGING from the AAM annual meeting in Philly! I will be blogging from some of the sessions (wifi permitting), reporting on what I am learning and my thoughts on the sessions, the conference and Philly. Which I have to say is a pretty great place. I can't wait to start exploring some of the museums, like the Please Touch Museum, which I have yet to visit and some old...
April 28, 2009

The Midnight Social Networker

By Lynda Kelly - the second post in a series about my online adventures
My first experience of a true social network was during the ICOM Triennial in Vienna in 2007. I had just joined Facebook and become totally addicted (being at a slightly boring conference helped of course). As part of that trip I travelled a lot and made it my mission to get as many friends as...
April 21, 2009

Lynda Kelly, The 5 a.m. Blogger

By Lynda Kelly
Co-Founder Museum 3.0
James has asked me to write a guest post on what I’m up to in the online world of vast social networks. Gives me a chance to reflect on where I’ve been online in the past 3 years and where I might be going in the future (apart from mad that is!).
I started the Audience Research Blog in April 2007 as a response to my...
April 21, 2009

Napa Valley Museum

The Napa Valley Museum Board of Trustees, administrators for the Yountville Veterans Home and I met on Friday April 10 to discuss the lease issue. The Vets Home representatives, Marcella McCormack and Stan Oppegard, Deputy Secretary of Veterans Homes, read a list of points familiar to us all. They claimed the msueum had not complied with the terms of the lease and that the...
April 21, 2009
The post below is from Cheryl Hinton, Museum Director and Chief Curator at the Barona Cultural Center & Museum and Chair, Host Committee Western Museums Association Annual Meeting, San Diego 2009 (October 24 - 30, 2009).
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Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego

O.K., folks, here is a superb list from Hugh M...


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