Ed Rodley, of the Museum of Science and the blog Thinking About Exhibits, has had a wonderful series of posts recently about “Dealing With Your Cognitive Load.” In a four-part series, he lays out the ways that information can come to you and how you can deal with it to make the most productive use [...]
I ask you, faithful readers: what do you think free muffins and museums have in common? Your answer: both have an endowment. At the Empire Grill in Skowhegan, Maine, one customer each day is given a free muffin before noon. Sure, you think – restaurants must comp food all the time. What makes this different? [...]
August 21, 2011 is the 100 year anniversary of the famous theft of the Mona Lisa from the Louvre in Paris. The painting disappeared for two years, stolen by Italian artist Vincenzo Peruggia. Joe Medeiros is a comedic writer who has been obsessed with the theft for most of his life, and to commemorate the [...]
The always-interesting blog Asking Audiences, which is the voice of Slover-Linett Strategies, has a good response to the recent Onion article that cleverly (and painfully!) characterizes art museums as “art jails.” The Onion’s art museum joke is worth taking seriously
Some lovely historic photographs for you of an innovative educational program at the Sunderland Museum. It would never, ever fly today. You’ll see why.
So on Monday we announced the launch of Historypin, a really interesting new interactive history project. Users from all over the world can share digital content – stories, videos, photos – by “pinning” it to the Google Maps interface. Today we’ll have a quick review/overview of the nuts and bolts of the project, and then [...]
I know I’ve mentioned TED talks before, but here’s a great new one from artist Shea Hembrey, about developing a diverse artistic style: How I Became 100 Artists
We’re always happy to showcase useful, interesting blogs for those interested in museums. Here’s a roundup of a few you might want to add to your regular reading list. (There are a couple of great ways to easily follow blogs you like, including ours; this post sums up your options.) ArtDaily – Pointed out by [...]
Want some fun for a Friday afternoon? Stephen Colbert confessed to the 1990 heist at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum a few days ago. Yes, you read that right. Just watch the clip. The Colbert Report Tags: Colbert Report Full Episodes,Political Humor & Satire Blog,Video Archive
ExhibiTricks, a great museum design/exhibition blog, has a fantastic interview with Rachel Hellenga up this week. Hellenga talks about her background, museum skills, the exhibition process, and where museums are going next. Go check it out.