MIDEA Posts Tagged ‘open content’

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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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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Horizon Report>2012 Museum Edition

Horizon Report>2012 Museum Edition

Hot off the “press” the Horizon Report>2012 Museum Edition is available today.  There is a terrific little 3 minute video–for friends and colleagues who prefer a quick video introduction to the information)–and the press relief.  You can download a pdf of the full report. Had great crowd at the MIDEA Connect webinar launching the report […]

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The Participatory Museum and a New Authority

The Participatory Museum and a New Authority

Over the past several weeks, a series of discussions have taken place on Twitter and the blogosphere that revolve around the challenges and opportunities that museums face in an age of participatory culture.  While debates about the intersection of museum authority and public voice have gone on for some time, this recent flurry of dialogue […]

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What’s so GLAM about Wikipedia?

What’s so GLAM about Wikipedia?

Hi, I’m a Wikipedian. Nice to meet you! 

Being a Wikipedian means that I contribute content to the encyclopedia, rather than just using it to find information as many do every day. I’m also an emerging museum professional with a passion for collections and museum technology. In this unique role as both a Wikipedian and […]

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Museums & Wikipedia: The Future of Collaboration and Accessibility

Museums & Wikipedia: The Future of Collaboration and Accessibility

When I first started my graduate program in museum studies I would never have thought that Wikipedia would become such an important part of my research and experiences within the museum field. Over the course of the past two years, however, I’ve come to understand the potential of Wikipedia as a collaborative learning tool and […]

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