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Mobile culture: what are the biggest challenges? – video

In our final video from Mobile Culture 2012, delegates discuss what is preventing cultural organisations doing more with mobile and how we can overcome those obstacles...

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#MuseumNext video QR codes, Smart Objects, Museums and Public Engagement.

"Check out MuseumNext’s video of Chris Speed’s and Claire Ross' presentation about Smart Objects, QR codes, Museums and Public Engagement.  More of MuseumNext’s videos are on vimeo."


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Nina Simon: Reinventing a Museum as a Community Organization | Videos

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Nina Simon, Executive Director of the Museum of Art and History in Santa Cruz, details how the organization’s financial crisis enabled them to take risks and explore a new model that would help them garner support and build relationships to turn...


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Google opens year-long Web Lab exhibition at the Science Museum - Telegraph

Google opens year-long Web Lab exhibition at the Science Museum - Telegraph | Designing for participation within heritage | Scoop.it
A series of ‘interactive Chrome Experiments’ have taken up residence in a basement gallery at the Science Museum.

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Soapbox! The Audience Speaks

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Museum of Photographic Arts, El Prado San Diego, CA 92101

 

Soapbox! is MOPA's first crowd-sourced exhibition that uses engaging new technology and interactive processes to allow visitors the opportunity to rate images both online and in the gallery. Visitors will curate Soapbox! from a random selection of 120 images from MOPA’s permanent collection. The group of 120 images covers a broad spectrum of our permanent collection, and contains numerous works that have never been on display at MOPA. The data gathered from visitor ratings will culminate in Soapbox! an exhibition that will truly reflect our visitors’ aesthetic preferences.

 

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Community Anchors in a Time of Crisis | UpNext: The IMLS Blog

Community Anchors in a Time of Crisis | UpNext: The IMLS Blog | Designing for participation within heritage | Scoop.it

"The speed and severity of the storm caught many by total surprise. In the meantime, libraries all across the storm-ravaged region that managed to avoid power disruptions provided the services that are part of their normal day-to-day operation. On any given day throughout the year, libraries provide information resources needed to help improve the lives of the community members they serve. As often happens during a crisis, many more people than usual came to appreciate the value of these community anchors"

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Heritage communication

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Inheritage is an international platform for professionals in the field of heritage communications. 

It is being developed to meet and inspire one another, to discuss and challenge, to show and to admire examples of heritage communications throughout Europe. It will be fully developed during 2011. 
Founding 'fathers' are the European project Portico (a collaboration between the cities of Gent, Chester, Köln, Utrecht and the intitiatief Domplein founded by the INTERREG IV-B NWE) that aims at exploring the spectrum of heritage conservation and communication and the Dutch Odyssee program. The Odyssee program is a project initiated by the NWO (The Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research) and Erfgoed Nederland (The Netherlands Institute for Dutch Heritage) is set up to dig up ‘cold cases’ in archaeological excavation in order to make the results accessible for scientific research and to the wider audience. Creative agency Tinker imagineers that specializes in bringing heritage to life was asked by them to start up the Inheritage platform.

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Portland Art Museum's Object Stories

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Portland Art Museum's Object Stories. Objects have stories. Tell us yours.
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Forces of Change

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The “Forces of Change” exhibition was installed in 2010 through a cooperative effort between museum staff and the African American, Asian Pacific, Latino and Native American Advisory Councils. Through a system of checks and balances, all four councils helped the Museum achieve a result that was representative of the diversity in the state of California during the tumultuous period in history covered by the exhibition. The project resulted in the idea of 24 niches or boxes, inspired by Days of the Dead, created by people all over the state of California. Each niche would represent the creator during the 1960s and 1970s, and communicate political involvement, tastes and interests through the use of both personal objects and pieces from the collection.

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Diritti al cubo

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This exhibition is a journey of exploration through the words of democracy that asks the public to participate by giving answers to the questions it asks. Rather than offering certainties, the exhibition aims to make visitors reflect on the problems, uncertainties, expectations and desires that the society in which we live creates in each one of us. ISo, after expressing his own opinion, the visitor can compare it with those of others and finally put himself in the shoes of the legislator.

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Denver Community Museum

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The DCM was a temporary, pop-up museum which ran from October 2008 - April 2009 in an unused storefront in downtown Denver. From the beginning, the museum stated that it would exist for less than year in a well-trafficked area of the city (possibly in multiple locations). It was, in effect, an institution with an expiration date. It aimed to challenge the traditional notions of a museum: permanent vs. temporary, past vs. present and fact vs. fiction. The contents for each month-long exhibition were entirely community generated. A series of projects were announced, serving as calls for participation, which were open to all Denver area residents. These challenges posed a creative test, which individuals could interpret and solve as they pleased. Every month a new challenge was issued and the previous challenges’ results were displayed within the museum. As a result, each month a new community collection was created to be put on display.

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Cool Remixed Bay Area Urban Art + Culture Now

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“Cool Remixed” is the museum’s topical spin on “Birth of the Cool”, a look at the mid-century music, architecture, fashion, and art of southern California, organized by the Orange County Museum of Art. Produced by Oakland Museum of California staff, “Cool Remixed” captures northern California “cool” via graffiti art, film, fashion, dance, skateboard and bike culture, and themed lounges where visitors can chill.

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Coney Island History Project

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The purpose of the “Coney Island Voices” oral history project is twofold: to record and preserve memories of Coney Island and to teach young people the techniques of oral history. During the “History Days” events, the public is invited to record their personal memories and share their photographs and other memorabilia. Selected interviews and visual material are accessible at our online archive. Interviews are also conducted by appointment in person or by telephone. People who would like to be interviewed can sign up online.

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Modern Mythology and the Transmedia Revolution

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Peter Usagi: " The Power of Myth was one of the most popular TV series in the history of public television. In a series of six hour-long episodes, American mythologist Joseph Campbell peeled back the layers of mystery that had once shrouded our species ancient storytelling traditions" ...


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Libraries Inside Out | TURNS OUT LIBRARIES HAVE NOTHING AT ALL TO DO WITH SILENCE

Libraries Inside Out | TURNS OUT LIBRARIES HAVE NOTHING AT ALL TO DO WITH SILENCE | Designing for participation within heritage | Scoop.it

YOU are the SUBJECT, VIEWER, FUNDER & CURATOR

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IMLS on YouTube: StoryCorps Founder Discusses the Central Role Museums and Libraries Play in Their Communities | UpNext: The IMLS Blog

Dave Isay, the founder of StoryCorps made a keynote presentation at the preconference of WebWise 2012, which is investigating how libraries and museums help scholars, students, educators, and the general public understand history and the humanities.

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The Sonic Memorial Project

The Sonic Memorial Project is a living archive and online sound installation that tells the life and history of the World Trade Center and the events of 9/11.


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How can museums preserve our digital heritage? (Wired UK)

How can museums preserve our digital heritage? (Wired UK) | Designing for participation within heritage | Scoop.it

Museum curators are experienced in exhibiting physical artefacts. But what about digital ones? How do you preserve and display a twitstorm? Or an online activist movement?


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Apps bring museum studies to life

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Touchscreen devices are putting students and curators together...

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Stories from Main Street by the Smithsonian's Museum

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Stories from Main Street is a website designed to be a place where anyone with an interest in life in America’s small towns and communities can add their own experiences to the archive, sharing photographs, recordings and videos. The exhibition is permanent on the Smithsonian website and is traveling among the American towns that joined the project.

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Santa Cruz Public Library Inside Out

Santa Cruz joins global art project, Inside Out. 50+ local portraits pasted BIG in&outside downtown. New installation each month.

The Library's public will be the Subject, the Viewer AND the Curator:

1. Black and White Portraits have been taken at the Library, of Library patrons, staff and friends by volunteer Photographers. IF WE ARE SUCCESSFUL HERE, they will be printed out BIG and installed on the OUTSIDE of the Downtown Branch's walls.

2. At First Friday August 3rd, we will celebrate with all who have helped make this project happen: The Library Staff, City staff, Library Patrons, students from UCSC, students from Live Oak, Hope Services, Library supporters and YOU!!!

3. Starting in August and continuing each First Friday for 4 months, YOU will be able to CURATE the next month's installation by VOTING for your favorite photo on the Library's website, in person at the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History or at any of the 10 Library Branches.

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Flickr Museums - Museum Design Lab

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Museum Lab students worked in four teams to invent and develop fictional museums using Flickr. The aim was to see if it is possible to practice the internal functions of the museum - including collection, conservation, interpretation, education and exhibition - using Flickr’s editorial and content management features. While Flickr did seem at times to be a bit of an antiquated program, and lacking in participatory features of more popular social networking sites it did provide an environment for discussing a wide range of very general museum issues in an abstract and easy to manipulate surrogate to a real museum. Questions explored included: What is a mission statement? How does mission relate to a collecting policy? How do you create and manage metadata to sort and access information? What editorial decisions are involved in creating a thematic exhibition? How can we effectively use the tools of social networking including collaborative and participatory modes of interaction, user generated tags and comments? How does the form and functions of a networked media environment influence the reading of the content?

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DialogTable

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“DialogTable” is a shared interface where visitors use hand gestures to discover more about any dynamic information. Several people can gather around and together explore the table’s movies, narratives and 3D journeys. The table provides an opportunity for people to discuss with each other their thoughts on what they have seen, whether it be an artwork. a game or a service. The DialogTable’s narrative movies showcase unique approaches to UMMA’s collections, posing questions and challenging conventional interpretation. Through the companion website, users can tag works of art in the museum’s collection and submit ideas for new movies, contributing to a communal dialog and maintaining the DialogTable as a forum for fresh, new, relevant stories.

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CultureShock

The “Culture Shock!” project has used the motivational power of museums and collections to make a difference directly in the lives of more than 550 people who have created their own digital stories as part of the project, and indirectly many thousands more who have viewed the stories online or at broadcast events across the region. Over 550 people have engaged in digital storytelling workshops to create their own personal digital stories, learned skills in IT, creative writing and communication and taken part in group dialogue and discussion with one another. “Culture Shock!” is currently one of the largest digital storytelling projects to take place in the world. All of the stories have been inspired in some way by museums and galleries or are inspired by heritage and things that are important to people. All the finished stories have been permanently added to museum collections, broadcast online and at special events.

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Contemporary Issues Forum

The “Contemporary Issues Forum” encourages visitors to engage, consider, and debate current issues of vital importance. Visitors are invited to document their personal insights and feelings on hot-button topics of the day and to dialogue with others as they work through the opinions that resemble theirs and those that do not.

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