MIDEA Posts by Alex

Alex’s Art Picks — February MIDEA Member Edition

Alex's Art Picks -- February MIDEA Member Edition

MIDEA’s Director, Alex Freeman, has the scoop on the most innovative happenings in the museum world right now. Check out this MIDEA Member Edition of Alex’s Art Picks: iPadography Lets the Animals Out The Art Museum of Southeast Texas is showing middle school-aged students how to create a funky new type of portraiture using their new […]

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Alex’s Art Picks – NMC Horizon Report Preview Edition

Alex’s Art Picks – NMC Horizon Report Preview Edition

MIDEA’s Associate Director, Alex Freeman, has the scoop on the most innovative happenings in the museum world right now. The NMC Horizon Report > 2013 Museum Edition is off to the printers and will be officially released at the Museum Computer Network Conference in Montreal, Canada in late November. Check out this NMC Horizon Report […]

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NMC on the Horizon > Makerspaces

NMC on the Horizon > Makerspaces

How do we define a Makerspace? Who participates? What is the value? Why is this important for teaching and learning? How do we assess Makerspace activities? For the inaugural edition of the new “NMC on the Horizon” series on October 16th, we’re bringing in edtech experts across the Higher Ed, K-12, and museum sectors to […]

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Alex’s Art Picks – NMC Horizon Report Short List Edition

Alex's Art Picks - NMC Horizon Report Short List Edition

MIDEA’s Associate Director, Alex Freeman, has the scoop on the most innovative happenings in the museum world right now. Check out this NMC Horizon Report Short List > 2013 Museum Edition of Alex’s Art Picks: Roll Up Your Sleeves for an Augmented Reality Sand Box Augmented reality is an emerging technology that has made all […]

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Alex’s Art Picks – Back to School Edition

Alex's Art Picks - Back to School Edition

MIDEA’s Associate Director, Alex Freeman, has the scoop on the most innovative happenings in the museum world right now. Check out this back-to-school edition of Alex’s Art Picks: A Virtual Palette at Your Fingerprints Josef Albers was an important German-born American artist whose lessons on color theory formed the basis of many art classes today. […]

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Alex’s Art Picks – June and July 2013 Edition

Alex’s Art Picks – June and July 2013 Edition

MIDEA’s Associate Director, Alex Freeman, has the scoop on the most innovative happenings in the museum world right now. Check out this mobile device-centric edition of Alex’s Art Picks: Mobile Projects at Five Museums are Getting a Major Boost Over the next three years, the Art Institute of Chicago, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The […]

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2013 MIDEA Minigrants Announcement

2013 MIDEA Minigrants Announcement

MIDEA Awards Equipment and Project Minigrants to Texas Museums The Marcus Institute for Digital Education in the Arts distributes funding to museums to launch innovative, technology-based projects. The NMC’s Marcus Institute for Digital Education in the Arts (MIDEA) has awarded seven minigrants to museums in Texas that are creatively incorporating technologies into their programs, exhibitions, […]

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MIDEA at Museums and the Web 2013 Conference

MIDEA at Museums and the Web 2013 Conference

Last week I had the pleasure of presenting the NMC Horizon Report > 2012 Museum Edition at the Museums and the Web 2013 conference in Portland, Oregon. MW 2013 is a excellent place to learn about the most recent advancements in the field of museum technology. Some of the notable topics included many of the […]

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Charting a Path for the Future of Museum Education

Charting a Path for the Future of Museum Education

In December 2012 a group of 22 international museum education leaders journeyed Austin, Texas, to discuss the future direction of museum education. This first-of-its kind Museum Education Summit, sponsored and supported by the Marcus Institute for Digital Education in the Arts (MIDEA), was an opportunity to both identify opportunities and address challenges that would help […]

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