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A museumgeek-in-residence?

June 28, 2012

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The cultural sector has a lot of residencies. There are writers-in-residence, artists-in-residence, and even Wikipedians-in-residence. I want to be a museologist-in-residence. In November, I’m heading to the USA for MCN2012. It will be my fourth trip to the States in about twenty months, and I want to make the most of the opportunity of being […]

Let them eat cake. Revolutions + museum innovation.

June 26, 2012

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During the last couple of weeks, it seems that everything I read is converging on a single topic: revolution. Whether reading about the structure of scientific revolutions (Thomas Kuhn), a social history of knowledge (Peter Burke), technological revolutions and techno-economic paradigms (Carlota Perez) or Rob Stein’s recent piece on technology as a catalyst for change in […]

#drinkingaboutmuseums – Sydney – 3 July

June 21, 2012

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Hey meeps (museumpeeps).The #drinkingaboutmuseums movement is spreading! It was held in New York last week, and there is now talk of a London event too. Exciting! But the next date and place for #drinkingaboutmuseums Sydney has been decided, so come along and drink about museums, technology and the future. We will be getting together on […]

Provocation: Society doesn’t need museums.

June 18, 2012

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This morning, Australia was greeted with the news that major media organisation Fairfax will shed 1900 staff, shift its two major newspapers from broadsheet to tabloid format, and erect paywalls around the websites of those major metropolitan dailies – all in response to decreasing ad revenue. It is expected that News Ltd. will follow suit, […]

Let’s play! How to block innovation in your museum?

June 9, 2012

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One of the best sessions I attended at GovCamp this week was a reverse brainstorming session run by Nerida Hart on “How to block innovation”. We had to come up with the things that effectively prevent innovation in an organisation. It was great. I thought it might be a cool thought experiment to involve you […]

Every organisation has a collection now

June 7, 2012

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On Tuesday, I attended GovCamp to learn more about public sector innovation beyond the GLAM sector. As expected, the recurrent themes of balancing risk and innovation, benchmarking and measuring success and impact, and new ways of doing business that include digital as core were central. Although enjoyable, most of this discussion touched on ideas that […]

What happens when geeks design museums?

June 1, 2012

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I’ve started to notice a couple of interesting patterns or trends in the digital museum dialogue over the last couple of weeks and months. Just taking a quick flick around the blogs and looking at some of my favourite museum thinkers, we have Koven speaking at MuseumNext about the Kinetic Museum, and asking What if a […]

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