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Museum as Hub: Reflections on the 2013 Conference by Natasha Marie Llorens

Museum as Hub: Reflections on the 2013 Conference by Natasha Marie Llorens | V1 eMuseums Eye | Scoop.it

On April 12–13, 2013, the Museum as Hub hosted a conference to mark the sixth anniversary of the Hub initiative. The conference aimed, in part, to consider strategies for the next phase of the project, while also reflecting more broadly on the rapidly shifting global context it inhabits.

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International Museum Day - the 18th of May 2013

International Museum Day - the 18th of May 2013 | V1 eMuseums Eye | Scoop.it

In 2013 the museum community decided to celebrate the International Museum Day around the theme: Museums (Memory + Creativity) = Social Change.

 

On Twitter: Follow the hashtag #IMD2013

On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/internationalmuseumday

And you, which museum will you visit on the 18th of May?

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Museum of Old and New Art Rethinks the Museum Experience | Canadian Heritage Information Network

Museum of Old and New Art Rethinks the Museum Experience | Canadian Heritage Information Network | V1 eMuseums Eye | Scoop.it

When the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) in Australia opened its doors in 2011, it set out to reinvent the traditional museum experience. The private institution was in a unique position, able to integrate technology from the ground-up. The end result is what the MONA calls the ”O Tour”, which infuses digital content directly into its exhibits through a fleet of 1,300 iPods.

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Are Europe’s Creative Industries Thriving?

Are Europe’s Creative Industries Thriving? | V1 eMuseums Eye | Scoop.it

DigiBIC - a project that promotes technology transfer to the creative industries - has published a new research report. The research study examines basic technologies, presentation technologies, content management and innovation. 


DigiBIC invites you to share your expertise and to reflect with us about the key emerging challenges

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Five Secret Tips of a Museum Social Media Manager — Walker Art Center

Five Secret Tips of a Museum Social Media Manager — Walker Art Center | V1 eMuseums Eye | Scoop.it

Here are the first five secret tips of a Museum Social Media Manager at Walker Art Center.

See the other directly on Kristina Fong's blog: http://goshkristina.tumblr.com/post/47113948750/on-social-media-as-a-job-at-a-museum

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Why Should Arts Organizations Focus on Social Bridging?

Why Should Arts Organizations Focus on Social Bridging? | V1 eMuseums Eye | Scoop.it
Arts organizations must consider letting go of the notion that they are first and foremost producers of content and—in order for our communities to thrive—transform themselves into platforms for engagement, especially engagement across difference.
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The Asian Art Museum in SF unveils new augmented reality app for its Terracotta Warriors exhibit

The Asian Art Museum in SF unveils new augmented reality app for its Terracotta Warriors exhibit | V1 eMuseums Eye | Scoop.it

Ken Yeung was invited to check out Asian Art Museum (San Francisco)'s latest exhibition, China’s Terracotta Warriors, and test out its new iOS application that it hopes visitors will find enhances their experience.

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Are social networks driving traffic to museum websites?

Are social networks driving traffic to museum websites? | V1 eMuseums Eye | Scoop.it
To increase website visits should not be the main reason why a museum joins social networks but it is nevertheless a plausible goal to include in the museum social media strategy.
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Hélène Herniou's curator insight, April 16, 2013 7:11 AM

Ce qui m'a intéressé dans cet article (pas excessivement clair) est le message suivant : non, le temps passé en ligne auprès des communauté n'est pas perdu et peut/a un impact sur le nombre de visiteurs. Néanmoins, gardons en tête que cet article est également une vitrine pour vendre le service derrière...

"As you probably noticed 17% of visits via social referral is quite high. A more usual result would vary between 1% and 3%, which might probably means that your organisation's website has a multitude of important referrals and it does not exclusively depend on social networks. What are the social networks that drive more traffic to your website? Is it Facebook, Twitter or any other? What is the percentage of social referral for your organisation's website? Sharing this information with others affords us the possibility to better understand our individual strategy and it will definitively put some of this abstract numbers back in context."

#MerciOmer !

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Allegra Burnette - MoMA digital strategy - 1/6

During the contemporary art fair ARCOmadrid, we had the opportunity to interview Allegra Burnette, creative director of digital Mmedia at MoMA. In the interview, Allegra talks about the history of MoMA digital strategy, the creative process of developing an exhibition website, how the education department deals with online and MoMA's approach for digital membership. In the last piece, Allegra unveils MoMA's upcoming approach to audio tours and their experience with agile development methodologies.

Via http://www.intk.com/research/allegra-burnette/

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Center for the Future of Museums: CFM Returns to the Future with TrendsWatch 2013

Center for the Future of Museums: CFM Returns to the Future with TrendsWatch 2013 | V1 eMuseums Eye | Scoop.it

The Alliance has just released TrendsWatch 2013: Back to the Future, CFM’s second annual watch list of important emergent trends.


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Nikolaos Maniatis's curator insight, March 27, 2013 1:58 PM

TrendsWatch 2013: Back to the Future, the annual report from Center for the Future of Museums' is out! The report explores six emerging trends of great significance to museums.

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The Latest in Digital Media, Learning and Museums | DMLcentral

The Latest in Digital Media, Learning and Museums | DMLcentral | V1 eMuseums Eye | Scoop.it
The Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project published a recent report after surveying the role of the internet and social media within arts organizations that have received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts.
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Top 6 Lessons from the 6th Museums & Mobile Conference

Top 6 Lessons from the 6th Museums & Mobile Conference | V1 eMuseums Eye | Scoop.it

"Today’s Museums & Mobile event (the sixth in a series of online conferences) featured case studies from museums around the globe and some excellent food for thought. Here are my 6 key takeaways:

 

1. Keep it simple. No, seriously. Even simpler.2. Design for “mobile first.” Or is that “tablet first”?3. Design sites to be task-responsive, not device-responsive.4. “Success comes more from visibility than from quality.”5. Know who your audience really is and what they really want.6. Stick to measuring what matters.

via @danamuses


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French museums on social networks

French museums on social networks | V1 eMuseums Eye | Scoop.it

Twitter, Facebook and the other social networks became usual tools of communication for number of cultural institutions.

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Prehistoric rock art becomes digital research project „3D-Pitoti"

Prehistoric rock art becomes digital research project „3D-Pitoti" | V1 eMuseums Eye | Scoop.it

The project „3D-Pitoti" has the goals of developing highly exact 3D-digitising technologies, intelligent classification methods and interactive visualisation technologies. These should facilitate the scientific analysis and public presentation of this UNESCO world cultural heritage site that is so difficult to access. 

More on: http://www.pitoti.org/

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The Lost City of Clonmacnoise | Irish Archaeology

The Lost City of Clonmacnoise | Irish Archaeology | V1 eMuseums Eye | Scoop.it

The ancient monastery at Clonmacnoise is brought to life by a new 3D smart phone app

The eCultObservatory's insight:

Very interesting feedback about an augmented reality app. Watch the video at the end to see how it works!

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EMYA 2014 - Call for applications OPEN NOW!

EMYA 2014 - Call for applications OPEN NOW! | V1 eMuseums Eye | Scoop.it

We are delighted to announce the next round of the European Museum of the Year Award and Council of Museum Prize for 2014.

 

The applying museum can be EITHER a new museum first opened to the public in the past three years, OR an established museum that has completed a substantial programme of modernisation, extension, reorganisation or re-interpretation during the past three years.

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Digital horizons for archaeology and research

Digital horizons for archaeology and research | V1 eMuseums Eye | Scoop.it

Indiana Jones is required to learn informatics or he can retire.

Marco di Ioia, architect and fellowship researcher at the Institute of Technologies Applied to Cultural Heritage – Virtual Heritage Lab in Rome, is sharing a wide overview of new technologies utilized in the archaeological and historical research.

 

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[Video] The Future of Mobile in 2013

[Video] The Future of Mobile in 2013 | V1 eMuseums Eye | Scoop.it
comScore’s Mark Donovan shares insights in this video on the outlook for mobile in 2013, with an eye to what will be key in the year ahead.
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Fujitsu Now Developing a Virtual Touch Interface for Books

Fujitsu Now Developing a Virtual Touch Interface for Books | V1 eMuseums Eye | Scoop.it

Fujitsu has just unveiled a next-gen user interface uses a webcam combined with an overhead projector to enable users to interact with real world objects like books, paper, and more.

 
The eCultObservatory's insight:

Here is a new technology with concrete application for the Cultural Heritage field !

Link from our eCult Expert Hélène Herniou (@cliophile) THX!

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A Great Museum Enters New Golden Age

A Great Museum Enters  New Golden Age | V1 eMuseums Eye | Scoop.it

After 10 years of comprehensive renovations, the Rijksmuseum—the Dutch national museum of art and history, where masterpieces by Rembrandt van Rijn and Johannes Vermeer mingle with 17th-century blunderbusses and Delft blue pottery—triumphantly reopens its doors in the Dutch capital this Saturday to reveal a profoundly transformed institution, whose elegant public spaces and intelligent presentation of collections are likely to serve as models for other museums around the world in years to come.

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Museums at Night 2013: History and Heritage happenings | Culture24

Museums at Night 2013: History and Heritage happenings | Culture24 | V1 eMuseums Eye | Scoop.it
Take a look at the after hours Museums at Night events lining up at museums and heritage sites over the weekend of May 16 - 19.
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Six tweetable actions towards improving online analytics in your museum — It's not that kind.

Six tweetable actions towards improving online analytics in your museum — It's not that kind. | V1 eMuseums Eye | Scoop.it
How can museums adopt online performance analysis across the entire organization?

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At Cleveland Museum of Art, the iPad Enhances

At Cleveland Museum of Art, the iPad Enhances | V1 eMuseums Eye | Scoop.it

The Cleveland Museum of Art’s iPad app and its touch-screen gallery are intended to let the rest of the galleries display art without a lot of bells and whistles.

“People come to museums for storytelling and engagement,” Mr. Barton said, “and the technology needs to facilitate that.”

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Engaging Visitors with Social Media

Engaging Visitors with Social Media | V1 eMuseums Eye | Scoop.it

- What outcomes are you hoping to achieve with social media?

- Are your social media practices engaging online communities to their greatest potential?

- How do you know if you are achieving your goals?

- How can you take your social media initiatives to the next level?

These four key questions were explored during the “Engaging Visitors with Social Media” workshop I presented at the IMLS WebWise Conference (March 6, 2013).

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What do visitors say about using mobile devices in museums? | V&A

What do visitors say about using mobile devices in museums? | V&A | V1 eMuseums Eye | Scoop.it

On 12 March 2013, it was our turn to host the latest Online Manager's Forum, an informal gathering of people working in London museums and other cultural organisations, which meets every 2-3 months or so, to pool knowledge and ideas on cultural digital services.

Asking visitors

The topic for this session was finding out what museum visitors really want from mobile devices and mobile digital services based on their own words. 

To do this, the session reviewed and discussed surveys of museum visitors conducted in a number of London museums and what people visiting in person said about their own and museum mobile devices, what they might want from them in a museum and their thoughts on content and services that are, or could be, delivered to those devices.

The session included summaries of the findings of two visitor surveys on the use of mobile. The first was conducted at the V&A. This is complete and is now publically available (link below or click on the image). The second was a separate joint study conducted at the National Gallery, Tate and Imperial War Museum. This is not yet published, having only recently been completed, but some themes from it are included below.
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Aube Lebel's curator insight, May 18, 12:45 AM

Au vu des taux de téléchargement des Apps mobiles dans les musées (7%-10%) cela vaut vraiment la peine de se poser la question !