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MIDEA Member Project Showcase

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Please join us for an exciting MIDEA Connect webinar where we shine a spotlight on the projects completed this year by MIDEA member organizations. We will get a chance to learn more about four exemplary projects from the 2010 MIDEA minigrants from the people involved in making them happen.

Seedlings I, Dallas Contemporary
presented by Diane Sikes

Using the SCVNGR geo-gaming platform, Dallas Contemporary developed an interactive, multimedia tour of Seedlings I to engage viewers in discussing and learning about the exhibition. The mobile phone tour utilizes the Art Think methodology as a meaningful gateway to appreciate contemporary art. Visitors need only a sense of adventure, some free time, and any mobile phone on the market. Learn more about this project at http://midea.nmc.org/2010/09/dallascontemporaryscvngr/.

Looking to Write: Literacy Through Art, Museum of Fine Art, Houston
presented by George Ramirez
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH) created the Looking to Write website in order to provide middle and high school educators and students throughout Texas with a digital forum through which they will be able to access and share resources to encourage and augment learning about art and facilitate the development of literacy and writing skills. MFAH education staff members worked closely with middle and high school teachers to select, compile, and edit the student essays and teacher lesson plans; photograph students whose work will be highlighted on the webpage; digitize handwritten essays; and incorporate them into the site. View the stunning site at http://twa.mfah.org/.

Mexic-Arte Online Video Channel, Mexic-Arte Museum
presented by Alexandra Landeros

Mexic-Arte Museum created a Museum Online Media Channel on vimeo where videos can be stored and accessed by a worldwide audience. In addition, Mexic-Arte staff produced five videos for the channel related to the Consensus of Taste: YLA 15 Young Latino Artists in Retrospect exhibition. For more information about this project, see http://midea.nmc.org/proj/mexic-arte-online-video-channel/.

Artist-in-Residence Video Program, Southwest  School of Art & Craft
presented by Shelley Cook

For their 2010 minigrant project, the Southwest School of Art & Craft developed a pair of multimedia journals describing artist visits to the school. The journals include interviews with the artists, audio of talks they give, and content from workshops they lead. Designed for sharing through social media and mobile venues, the content includes streaming video, podcasts, and a micro-website and blog. To view the journal, see http://swschool.org/artists/.

The Project Leaders from each institution will discuss their experience working on the project and provide some lessons learned along the way. The session will be a chance for you to learn about the process of working new media projects with MIDEA.  It should be a great opportunity to learn from your colleagues, provide feedback about their projects, or get inspired by their work for your your museum’s next multimedia project

You can explore many more MIDEA projects at http://midea.nmc.org/proj