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Survey on Contemporary Objects in History Museums

Posted by Amanda Gustin on March 7, 2012 in collections, future of museums |

Please take a few minutes to help a fellow museum studies student out. Leslie Howard, who’s completing an MA in Museum Studies from Harvard and is NEMA’s Membership Manager, is writing her thesis on collecting contemporary objects. Do you have an opinion on whether museums should collect contemporary objects? Do you work at or know […]

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Museums Advocacy Day 2012

Posted by Amanda Gustin on February 24, 2012 in future of museums |

Dear Museums Advocacy Day supporters, With just a few days to go until Museums Advocacy Day 2012 gets underway, we ask you to please share the following message with your members and networks: Museums Advocacy Day 2012 Webcast The American Association of Museums will be webcasting portions of the two-day event. We invite you to […]

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The New Media Consortium Horizon Report

Posted by Amanda Gustin on October 10, 2011 in future of museums, technology |

The New Media Consortium, which produces the Horizon Report, is compiling information for its 2011 Museum Edition. If you’re not familiar with the report, you should be! The Horizon Report is a good, succinct overview of emerging technologies in various fields. They categorize innovations by their “horizon” – how soon it will be before a […]

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Center for the Future of Museums

Posted by Amanda Gustin on August 17, 2011 in future of museums |

We’ve posted about this before, but I just finished reading my weekly newsletter from the CFM and thought that a reminder would be in order. If you are not yet following the work of the AAM’s Center for the Future of Museums, you really should be. This great group of people – check out this […]

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