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

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

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

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This week’s Roundup shares stories of a big art museum resignation, new museums opening, a whole country celebrating International Women’s Day through its museums and some thoughts about relevancy in these times. Enjoy! 1. The big news in art museums this week was the resignation of Thomas Campbell as director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. The announcement … Read More

Weekly Roundup: Museums in the News 2/24/2017

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This week’s Roundup shares stories celebrating one million visitors at NMAAHC, speaking up for arts funding, developing museum professionals, recognizing the importance of fair use and learning how to use data in your museum. Enjoy! 1. Cheers to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture for serving its 1 millionth visitor since opening last September. The museum also reports longer … Read More

Weekly Roundup: Museums in the News 2/17/2017

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This week’s Roundup shares stories about the virtues of complexity, #DayOfFacts, alternate reality in service of accessibility, #Art-Less without immigrants, and some tips for crafting a meaningful visitor experience. Enjoy! 1. We’ll kick off this week with Elaine Heumann Gurian suggesting that our culture has overly privileged simplicity over complexity resulting in a broadly divisive ‘us vs. them’ position. She argues that museums “have … Read More

Weekly Roundup: Museums in the News 2/10/2017

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This week’s five opens access to 375,000 images, ponders preserving the spirit of punk rock, immerses into virtual reality, writes social stories and develops risk-takers. Enjoy! 1. Earlier this week the Metropolitan Museum of Art made a big announcement that it would change its open access policy to allow use of 375,000 collection images for any purpose, including commercial and noncommercial use, free of … Read More

Weekly Roundup: Museums in the News

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Welcome to our fresh baked new column entitled Weekly Roundup: Museums in the News. Here we’ll pick 5 stories from the week that we found relevant, intriguing, fun or all of the above.  1. We’ll start this week’s roundup with a shout out to zoos and aquariums for reminding us of the wonders, diversity and, well, cuteness of animal life with the #CuteAnimalTweetOff. … Read More