Weekly Roundup: Museums in the News 3/31/2017

Liz NeelyFeatured, Museum News0 Comments

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This week’s Roundup shares stories about catalyzing empathy, planning for Brexit-effects, decolonizing archives, recognizing video games and making a comeback. Enjoy! 1. The Pérez Art Museum Miami, the Miami-Dade Police Department, and two community organizations have launched a unique partnership called Art Detectives hoping to humanize the image of teens and law enforcement officers “for each other, transforming teens from troublesome bodies into … Read More

Cape Fear Museum Goes to Space (Place)

Pepper HillP-12 Education0 Comments

19 Feb. 2010) --- Backdropped by Earth’s horizon and the blackness of space, the International Space Station is featured in this image photographed by an STS-130 crew member on space shuttle Endeavour after the station and shuttle began their post-undocking relative separation. Undocking of the two spacecraft occurred at 7:54 p.m. (EST) on Feb. 19, 2010.

Pepper Hill is a museum educator at Cape Fear Museum of History and Science in Wilmington, NC. The Cape Fear Museum of History and Science recently opened an interactive experience, called Space Place, inspired by and modeled after the International Space Station—a spacecraft that orbits Earth where astronauts from around the world live and work. This is the story of how the … Read More

Teaching Students to be Change Makers: Civic Education at Morven Park

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Abby Pfisterer is the Director of Education at Morven Park in Leesburg, Virginia. In this role, she leads the development of K-12 school programs that teach students the skills, knowledge, and mindset they need to be leaders and change makers – continuing the legacy of leadership left behind by the historic owners of Morven Park. In 2010 Morven Park, a … Read More

Weekly Roundup: Museums in the News 3/24/2017

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This week’s Roundup shares stories about the importance of museums and why now is the time to advocate on behalf of funding sources, equity in our organizations and creative problem-solving. Enjoy! 1. More than 700 advocates participated in Arts Advocacy Day this week hosted by Americans for the Arts. The event had a record number of participants visiting congressional offices in … Read More

Breaking the Silence to Awaken Your Muse

Detrice L. RobertsFeatured, P-12 Education2 Comments

Detrice Roberts is a graduate student, pursuing her M.A. in History from Jackson State University. Everyone has a muse – a source of inspiration. It’s what awakens inner beauty and arouses the artist within. Merriam-Webster defines art as a “skill acquired by experience, study, or observation.” But even if you’ve never put paintbrush to canvas, pen to paper, or needle … Read More

Our Institutions as Sanctuaries

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Blooming cherry tree in front of All Souls Unitarian Church (1924, Coolidge & Shattuck) at 16th and Harvard Streets NW. Photo by Mr.TinDC (Flickr) CC BY-ND 2.0

Eduardo Díaz is the director of the Smithsonian Latino Center and a 30-year veteran of arts administration. He is an advisor to the Smithsonian’s Secretary and Provost/Under Secretary for Museums and Research as well as to Congress and other government agencies on a range of cultural development issues related to Latino communities in the United States and their impact on … Read More

Meet Arthur Affleck, the Alliance’s New VP of Development

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Arthur Affleck, New VP of Development at AAM

On March 20, AAM welcomed Arthur Affleck as our new vice president of development. Arthur will lead all aspects of the Alliance’s fundraising programs and activities with the primary goal of building a culture of philanthropy in support of the Alliance’s 2016-2020 strategic plan. Before joining us, he has worked more than 30 years in higher education and most recently … Read More

Weekly Roundup: Museums in the News 3/17/2017

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This week’s Roundup shares stories of the federal budget, the role of museums as hosts for dialogue in difficult times and a story of cross-cultural empathy. Enjoy! 1. It’s official folks, the president’s first budget formally proposes the elimination of the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and the National Endowments for the Arts and Humanities (NEA and NEH). But remember, … Read More

Measuring Impact in the Cultural Sector: Catching up with Harry Verwayen of Europeana

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Harry Verwayen. Deputy Director, Europeana

Though Washington D.C. didn’t get the worst of spring storm Stella, the weather promised just enough snow and ice to cause cancellations, delays, and low-level havoc on people’s schedules. Due to the impending weather, the Smithsonian Digitization Program Office had to postpone its 2017 Digitization Fair, a two-day deep dive into the issues of impact of digitization programs (keep an … Read More

Weekly Roundup: Museums in the News 3/10/2017

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This week’s Roundup shares stories of diversifying museum personalities, managing museum reputations, studying the impact museums as part of the education ecosystem and working with board and staff to best support museum professionals. Enjoy! 1. In part homage to the social media manager, Russell Dornan reflects on how digital communications have helped museums develop personalities. As the person in charge of social … Read More