MIDEA Posts by Samantha Adams

NMC Seeks Examples for the NMC Horizon Report: 2011 Museum Edition

NMC Seeks Examples for the NMC Horizon Report: 2011 Museum Edition

  The 2011 Horizon.Museum Advisory Board has spoken! Six emerging technology topics have officially been voted into the upcoming NMC Horizon Report: 2011 Museum Edition. But first, we want to hear from you. We are interested in learning about any kind of research, pilot programs, innovative projects, or other work happening at your museum (or ones you know of) in […]

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iPads in the Museum: Keynotes and Panel Videos

iPads in the Museum: Keynotes and Panel Videos

This spring, MIDEA hosted the workshop “iPads in the Museum” in San Antonio, Texas. Museum professionals from all over the country gathered to learn and discuss strategies for enhancing their digital exhibits, docent tours, and special programs with the blockbuster tablet that is the Apple iPad. In case you missed it, we’ve archived recordings of […]

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Universal Tablet Holder Enhances Docent Tours

Universal Tablet Holder Enhances Docent Tours

*Scroll to the bottom of the post for an exclusive discount for MIDEA and NMC members!* Everywhere we look, new and innovative uses for tablets are emerging. As evidenced at the 2011 MIDEA workshop > iPads in the Museum, museums are capitalizing on this technology by bringing an enhanced, interactive experience to visitors. More and […]

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Register for the Apple Summer Semester Webcast Series

Register for the Apple Summer Semester Webcast Series

Apple is offering an amazing summer program for professional development that you don’t want to miss. Their free webcast series covers a wide range of topics, from innovative iPad techniques to strategies for using new technology in small groups. You will get fresh ideas on how to incorporate emerging technologies at your museum or institution! […]

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Reflections: iPads in the Museum

Reflections: iPads in the Museum

Push play to watch the latest episode of The NMC Voice, featuring a segment on the 2011 MIDEA workshop! On May 3-4, the participants of the 2011 MIDEA Workshop: iPads in the Museum challenged each other to explore all the ways in which this blockbuster tablet could transform creative inquiry at museums. Some of the […]

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MIDEA Workshop Activity: Playtime with Apps

MIDEA Workshop Activity: Playtime with Apps

Just a quick recap of all the apps we explored during the “playtime” session of the 2011 MIDEA Workshop: iPads in the Museum: Book of the Dead The British Museum http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/book-of-the-dead/id403229794?mt=8# DINOSAURS iPad American Museum of Natural History http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/dinosaurs-ipad-american-museum/id408967122?mt=8 Golden Gate Park Field Guide California Academy of Sciences http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/golden-gate-park-field-guide/id401315705?mt=8 Please Touch the Exhibit Melbourne Museum […]

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Member Spotlight: Canadian Heritage Information Network

Member Spotlight: Canadian Heritage Information Network

This post is part of our MIDEA Member Spotlight Series, where we feature projects, initiatives, and news from the museums and institutions that make us so dynamic. The relationship between museums and emerging technology hasn’t always been an intuitive one, but the Canadian Heritage Information Network (CHIN), a Canadian government agency, has been working for […]

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