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How is the world different because your museum is online?

August 24, 2012

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“How do we measure for epiphany?” Rob Stein’s question from MCN2011 haunts me. Measurement is on my mind. As a theorist, I don’t tend naturally towards the quantifiable. Neither do museums in some ways. Much of the value of museums is other-than-economic, and not easily measurable. But we live in a society that demands success […]

Follow up to: a museumgeek-in-residence

August 20, 2012

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Wow! Time flies. I was just looking back over my posts of recent weeks, and realised I had not yet written an update to my post on being a museumgeek-in-residence whilst in the States this November. Eep. When I first came up with the idea of being a museologist-in-residence, I wasn’t absolutely sure that anyone […]

On data visualisation + algorithmic curating

August 16, 2012

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It’s always a great start to a day when the first two links you click inspire a flurry of fresh thought. I have been getting stuck into some PhD writing this week, and fast losing myself in the doldrums of theory. So waking this morning to a little bit of inspiration was just what I […]

The Museum of Museum Practice

August 13, 2012

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Following my last post, it might come as a surprise to readers that I don’t actually play the “if I had a museum of my own, I’d…” game very often. I am too early in my career, and still have too much to learn to imagine balancing the complexities of museum management with emerging and […]

Are we engaged yet? What happens after the pledge is made?

August 9, 2012

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Just about everyone I know in this sector seems to have harboured some fantasy of having his or her own museum; of doing things differently. Some want a small rebel museum (easier for experimentation); some want to take charge of a bigger space for really radical change (which brings to mind Jasper Visser’s recent post […]

#drinkingaboutmuseums – Sydney – Tuesday 7 August

August 5, 2012

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Hey Sydney – Are you free on Tuesday evening? One of my favourite museum people – Ed Rodley – is visiting all the way from Boston, and we are going to hold a Drinking About Museums event in his honour. This is particularly fitting, since Ed organises the Boston leg of the franchise. We are […]

Guest post: What can Museums learn from nonprofit leadership?

August 2, 2012

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This post is written by Janet Carding, Director and CEO, Royal Ontario Museum, who very generously offered to share some core takeaways from attending a Harvard Business School executive course on Strategic Perspectives in Nonprofit Management. Although the focus of museumgeek is ostensibly technology and its impact on museums, questions of change, strategy, and complexity […]

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