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CWRU med students learn art of diagnosis using museum relics

CWRU med students learn art of diagnosis using museum relics | About Museums | Scoop.it
Cleveland Museum of Art's Art to Go program helps tomorrow's doctors sharpen their observation skills.


The 2,000-year-old bronze disc under scrutiny may seem out of place in a classroom at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. But the disc and other precious objects from the Cleveland Museum of Art are being used to help tomorrow's doctors sharpen their diagnostic skills through observation, deduction and teamwork.

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Bookshelf: The Exemplary Museum - Art and Academia

Bookshelf: The Exemplary Museum - Art and Academia | About Museums | Scoop.it
In The Exemplary Museum: Art and Academia, Corrine Glesne takes a far-reaching survey of the state of academic art museums throughout the United States, primarily by means of detailed interviews wi...
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Cleveland Museum of Art getting international attention | wkyc.com

Cleveland Museum of Art getting international attention | wkyc.com | About Museums | Scoop.it

There is a place where ancient works of art meetcutting edge technology. That's right in our backyard at theCleveland Museum of Art.

In Gallery One, on the main floor of the museum, is a 40-foot-wide touchscreen that shows all 3,000 paintings, drawings, sculptures and objects in the museum.

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Museums Look for Ways to Groom Repeat Visitors

Museums Look for Ways to Groom Repeat Visitors | About Museums | Scoop.it
As attendance at art museums flags, membership programs are being tailored for a new kind of loyalty.
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Visitors, Digital Innovation and a Squander Bug: Reflections on Digital R&D for Audience Engagement and Institutional Impact | MW2013: Museums and the Web 2013

Visitors, Digital Innovation and a Squander Bug: Reflections on Digital R&D for Audience Engagement and Institutional Impact | MW2013: Museums and the Web 2013 | About Museums | Scoop.it

Abstract

What's the difference between the aspiration and the reality of digital innovation? How much can you actually achieve under the umbrella of R&D? How experimental can you be across multiple platforms when time, resource and funding are against you? These are questions that all museums are now facing and questions which the Social Interpretation project at The Imperial War Museums (IWM) has been trying to tackle head on. The Social Interpretation project (SI) at IWM is utilising R&D and innovative practice to fundamentally challenge the way in which museums interact with, and provide for, audiences. The aim being to rebalance the authority / audience divide; turning museums into social, participatory organisations – with all the challenges this entails. With this paper, we would like to share our experiences and the findings from this national project, focusing on reflections on R&D and innovative processes used to engage audiences and the implications for the use of digital technology that encourages participatory communication and content creation by visitors. In particular we will discuss the challenges of implementing participatory digital innovation projects in museums and the impact this has not only on visitors but also on the institution as a whole. Although this paper will concentrate on technology and concepts created for IWM, issues of R&D and digital innovation are applicable to any museum.

Keywords: R&D, digital innovation, social interpretation, visitors, public engagement

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About Gallery One | Cleveland Museum of Art

Inside the gallery, you’ll have a chance to see real works of art from the museum’s collection, including masterpieces by Pablo Picasso, Auguste Rodin, Viktor Schreckengost, Giovanni Panini, and Chuck Close.
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Can mobile interpretation be social when it comes to museum content? | Earprint Productions

Can mobile interpretation be social when it comes to museum content? | Earprint Productions | About Museums | Scoop.it
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A job description for future museum professionals | The Museum of the Future

A job description for future museum professionals | The Museum of the Future | About Museums | Scoop.it
Photo by marcus_jb1973 on Flickr. Update: Do you feel you fit into the profile below (and are you fluent in Dutch)? You might want to check out this internship/job opportunity at a new startup I’m involved in.
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MoMA to Raze Ex-American Folk Art Museum Building

MoMA to Raze Ex-American Folk Art Museum Building | About Museums | Scoop.it
Just 12 years old and critically acclaimed, the former American Folk Art Museum will be torn down to make room for an expansion by its neighbor, the Museum of Modern Art.
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