MIDEA Posts Tagged ‘curators’

“Episode IV: A New Hope”

"Episode IV: A New Hope"

(Note: Opening melodramaticization is intentional) A few days ago I found myself feeling a little like Luke Skywalker who upon return to his Uncle Owen’s and Aunt Beru’s on Tatooine found the place in shambles–his family and home destroyed by Imperial Stormtroopers. Why? I was having a phone conversation with a new friend, a curator. […]

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Community-Sourcing “100 Toys” — an Explosion in Online Engagement (Part II)

Community-Sourcing “100 Toys” — an Explosion in Online Engagement (Part II)

In my first post on Community-Sourcing 100 Toys I explained the process behind The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis project and shared about the surprising level of engagement it received. Get caught up, if you haven’t already! What I found most intriguing about “100 Toys” was watching our first attempt at community-sourcing play out in surprising […]

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A Possibly-New Model For Collaboration

A Possibly-New Model For Collaboration

What if museums functioned a little bit more like libraries in their behaviors with one another?

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Monday morning food for thought: info-molecules

Monday morning food for thought: info-molecules

I’ve been away on a vacation/college trip (for my son) the past couple of weeks.  And this morning, while trolling around on the web in an attempt to avoid my morning run, I ran across a blog post from earlier this year entitled “The Seven Needs of Real-Time Curators,” by Robert Scoble (March 27, 2010) […]

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