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What can museums learn from the Register Citizen Open Newsroom Project?

July 23, 2012

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A couple of articles popped into my feed today about US Digital First Media‘s announcement that they were creating a national curation team to track, collect and distribute curated news in order for newsrooms to focus on local reporting. “Providing context to everything we curate is vital to providing a comprehensive news report,” said digital […]

An exhibition is an essay in three dimensions

July 13, 2012

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Preface: In a moment of unexpected synchronicity, it seems that Ed Rodley and I have both been thinking about metaphors for museum exhibitions, with reasonably divergent conclusions. My recommendation is that the two posts should be read together, allowing us to cover some different but complementary ground.  Two of the greatest luxuries that accompany doing […]

i can has mewseum (Or, Should Your Museum Acquire A LoLCat?)

July 6, 2012

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This post is a joke. Or at least, it started as one. A week or so ago, when everyone was busy meowbify-ing their collections, Oonagh Murphy pondered whether any museums had a curator of cats. Not too long after, my own thoughts turned to the question of whether any museums had acquired a LoLCat. At […]

Guest post: Making the Museum Publishing Band

July 2, 2012

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A couple of weeks ago, I was captivated by Liz Neely’s Tweets from the National Museum Publishing Seminar in the USA. The conference sounded really interesting, and so I asked her to do a quick write-up for museumgeek. The resulting post is much more than that. Calling in two co-authors, this post explores museum publishing […]

Musetrain.

July 1, 2012

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There’s a new museum site to pay attention to. Musetrain. This is a seemingly-anonymous group of museum professionals who have “been working in and around all kinds of museums (art, science & technology centers, history, cultural sites, zoos and aquaria, and others) long enough to have seen, experienced, and led a couple of cycles of […]

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