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By Lynda Kelly
It has long been recognised that choice and control are important facets of learning (Hein, 1998; Paris, 1998) and that learning experiences need to be learner-centred (Dewey, 1938). Recent audience research projects found that audiences want to have more control over their museum learning experiences (Kelly, 2007). Work on museums and controversial subjects found that visitors...
The Arizona Historical Society Museum, in its beautiful desert setting at the edge of Papago Park.
Dear Friends of AHS,
We are in crisis and need your help now! Governor Brewer released her budget. The Governor’s budget completely eliminates funding for the Arizona Historical Society by phasing out state appropriated dollars over the next five years. If her proposal is approved, the Arizona...
The vaults downstairs at the Mint were lit up and the spaces were packed.
Last night in San Francisco Standing Ovation productions put on a huge party and fundraiser for The Mint Project.
Click here to see a lot of familiar Bay Area museum faces who are working on the Mint Project -- many of whom were in attendance at last night's event, including Nina Simon, Debbie Frieden, WMA's own Susan...
San Diego Highlight - Murals at Chicano Park: Founding of Mexico City, Tony de Vargas, Vidal Aguirre, Felipe Adame. The painting on the ceiling of the kiosk illustrates the foundation myth of Tenochtitlan/Mexico City.
June is busting out all over! *humming*
June...Can you believe it? I know that most of us have been pretty distracted the first half of this year, but I admit I'm pretty excited...
by Chris Mathieson
Learn about vice in the early days of Vancouver by participating in the Vancouver Police Museum’s unique new walking tour – Sins of the City. While leading you through the oldest parts of Vancouver, your guide will regale you with stories about:...
When I was 10 and he was 14, my older brother would follow me around wanting to play Risk. Ten-year-old me would shriek, "NO. It is boring. It takes forever. I never win."
I literally feared Risk, (conveniently brought to you by Hasbro), because I did not want to fail.
On Saturday, May 30, 2009, I went to the Helzel Colloquium, "Risk and Reality" hosted by the John F....
Slide from Maxwell Anderson's MW2009 pres. - "Help visitors apply that memory and empathetic response to everyday life"
By James G. Leventhal
There’s been a lot of back channel recently about the relevance and even necessity of professional conferences in this perpetually, overwhelmingly networked world.
So I thought this was a good forum to further the discussion. Of the blogs, colleagues and...