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Public History in 2036

Posted by Amanda Gustin on September 16, 2011 in conferences |

There’s a great conference out at UMass Amherst next weekend, September 23-24, taking a look at the future of the public history field. Nina Simon, author of The Participatory Museum and the blog Museum 2.0 will be doing a workshop on Saturday afternoon. Check out the program and registration information here. [PDF]

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Making it Meaningful: Interpreting Unique Places and Experiences

Posted by Amanda Gustin on June 6, 2011 in professional development |

Passing this along to all who might be able to go – this workshop sounds amazing. One of the speakers is Kathleen McLean, co-author of the great new book The Convivial Museum. McLean and her co-author, Wendy Pollock, recently wrote about their work on Nina Simon’s Museum 2.0 blog. Here’s the summary; check out their [...]

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Museums and Wikipedia

Posted by Amanda Gustin on January 29, 2011 in forum not temple |

Nina Simon’s recent post at Museum 2.0 about museums using Wikipedia reminds me that I had meant to post about a recent interview with Sue Gardner, executive director of the Wikipedia Foundation. Gardner, who spoke on NPR’s On the Media last weekend, addressed some of the challenges that Wikipedia faces for the future: increasing the [...]

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