MIDEA Posts Tagged ‘museums’

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 – 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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How Fiction Saved My Museum Mojo

How Fiction Saved My Museum Mojo

  I do some of my best cogitatin’  sitting on my side porch, early in the morning, with a cup of coffee.   And this morning, in fact for much of the past month, I’ve been pondering how best to use my time to surface opportunities for museums in the area of ancillary activities.  Now, my […]

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GLAMcamp DC adds Sparkle to Museum-Wikipedia Partnerships

GLAMcamp DC adds Sparkle to Museum-Wikipedia Partnerships

When one hears “GLAMcamp,” the last thing that would come to mind is a gaggle of Wikipedians hacking on tech tools and documentation. But that’s precisely what GLAMcamp is — a three-day event that brings together Wikipedians to create tools, standards, and best practices for partnerships between cultural organizations and Wikipedia. A friendly reminder: GLAM […]

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Diving In: Grad School, Research, and Online Collaborative Learning

Diving In: Grad School, Research, and Online Collaborative Learning

This semester marks an exciting time as I begin to wrap up my graduate school experience. Instead of taking a class, I’ve decided to use Independent Study credit to write what I hope will be a published, peer-reviewed journal article. Generally speaking, my topic will be addressing Wikipedia as a collaborative community through which to […]

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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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Museums in a Gigabit World

Museums in a Gigabit World

For the past two days I’ve been sitting in a lecture room at CWRU with 50 colleagues from all over the country discussing how we might re envision public services in a world where everyone is connected by high-speed, reliable, big, big bandwidth. the bulk of the delegates seem to come from science, health care, […]

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More Summer Reading Suggestions

More Summer Reading Suggestions

notice of a review from The Art Newspaper May 27. 2011

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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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Apps Apps Everywhere….

Apps Apps Everywhere....

  “Great things are not accomplished by those who yield to trends and fads and popular opinion.” –Jack Kerouac It’s been a busy semester for me and I haven’t blogged as often as I wanted to this winter.    Friends and colleagues often send articles or links with the accompanying message, “Hey Holly, you should blog […]

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