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Can a museum without walls attract a wider audience?

Can a museum without walls attract a wider audience? | MuseumLink | Scoop.it
As Middlesex University reopens one of its collections online only, Rebecca Atkinson asks: is it still a museum?

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How is the world different because your museum is online?

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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. Nei...
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The Top 10 Best Museum Web Sites | Artinfo

The Top 10 Best Museum Web Sites | Artinfo | MuseumLink | Scoop.it
Could redesigned Web sites be the starchitecture for museums? We pick our favorite museum Web site designs, including the Whitney's kids-only digital playground.

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This Exquisite Forest | Tate

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‘This Exquisite Forest’ represents a new form of artistic collaboration, involving established artists, cutting-edge technology and an online creative community.
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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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Web Lab increasing the real time collaboration throughout the world

Web Lab increasing the real time collaboration throughout the world | MuseumLink | Scoop.it
Web Lab. A series of interactive Chrome Experiments made by Google. See the magic of the web brought to life. Open to the world online. Live from the Science Museum, London.
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Understanding Museums - What's driving children's cultural participation?

Understanding Museums - What's driving children's cultural participation? | MuseumLink | Scoop.it
Chapter in an online book, Understanding Museums: Australian Museums and Museology. This chapter discusses the ways that Australian museums develop exhibitions, programs, spaces and activitites for children.
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museum exhibition costsMuseum Planning

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Museum Exhibition Costs by exhibition type, including data regarding "in house" vs.
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Exhibitions within circular buildings with the employment of information technologies ?

Exhibitions within circular buildings with the employment of information technologies ? | MuseumLink | Scoop.it

- Discussion from MuseumLink Group on LinkedIn - 

 

Ludo H.

Not exactly round but oval: the Neanderthal Museum near Düsseldorf (Germany). It's about human evolution. The floor rises (more or less) as a spiral. See:
http://www.masterplan-neandertal.de/bilder/1072-gross.jpg and: http://www.neanderthal.de/

 

 

Dan F.

A circular mural at the Gettysburg National Military Park Cyclorama Center offers an immersive experience worth contemplating... A classic treasure really. Information = information, and even today the best will show the human touch of a great artist... http://www.latimes.com/travel/la-trw-cyclorama-pg,0,3676972.photogallery

 

 

Erica B.

The Museum of Jewish Heritage has a rotunda with extremely high ceilings. We created a temporary exhibition called project Mah Jongg. It is now traveling to other venues not all with such high ceilings or even round. e built in some flexibility. http://www.mjhnyc.org/e_logistics/PMJ_images.pdf

 

 

Ludo H.

Panorama Mesdag in the Netherlands is a cylindrical painting, more than 14 meters high and 120 meters in circumference. See: http://panorama-mesdag.com/home?id=920#
Panoramic paintings were quite popular in the 19th century; Mesdagh is a rare remnant of a rich tradition. But then I suppose you are looking for more modern examples?

 

Mark M.

Hi - Not the exhibition but the ideal technology that interprets a circular space - see http://youtu.be/WU7Rp1hN4m8

 

 

Paul J.

Hi Despoina, I've just curated a circular exhibition focused on 'energy'. The exhibition which is just about to be fabricated is made up of a series of concentric circles with the visitor working their way through the outer circles to get to the big idea in the centre. The format could be used for just about any exhibition so please let me know if I can be of any more assistance.

Jonathan L. At the British Museum we are temporarily using the Round Reading Room as an exhibition space. It's not exactly designed as an ideal exhibition space, so each new display has to be designed to suit it. We often utilise the circular walls to display multimedia, or large graphic displays. There is a temporary floor raising the exhibition above the original historic furniture of the reading room, and the space below also allows us to house air conditioning equipment to keep the space cool.

Esther D. In Oberhausen the former Gasometer; industrial heritage used as exhibitionspace: http://www.gasometer.de/de_DE/index.php

 

 

Leif N.

The museum Kiek in de Kök (Low German for: Peep into the Kitchen) is a good example of a circular building used as a museum. The tower was built in 1475. It is 38 m high and has walls 4 m thick. The tower Kiek in de Kök together with the passages of the Ingrian and Swedish bastions is an exciting part of Tallinn historical fortifications. The exhibition of “Kiek in de Kök and Bastion Passages” witch reopened in March 2010 takes the visitor to a time journey that begins in 1219 and offers experience, information and entertainment.

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The Future of Museums | HASTAC

The Future of Museums | HASTAC | MuseumLink | Scoop.it

"Digital advances offer museums a critical chance to become more participatory, approachable, and relatable to the public. As museums adapt to embrace the digital world, how can we ensure that technology enhances and deepens visitor dialogue rather than acting as a superficial fix for museum marketing issues?"


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Museums in an Age of Migrations

Th is volume collects a series of essays that offer a starting point for the European project MeLa-European Museums in an age of migrations, an interdisciplinary research that reflects on the role of museums and heritage in relation to the...
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Social Media Primer | major social media channels used by museums | Edgital

Social Media Primer | major social media channels used by museums | Edgital | MuseumLink | Scoop.it
The basics about social media platforms and how they are used by museums.

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5 Top Augmented Reality Apps for Education

5 Top Augmented Reality Apps for Education | MuseumLink | Scoop.it
Editor’s note: This is a contributed post by Gabriela Jugaru, a tech enthusiast who is passionate about the mobile industry and gadgets. She’s a technology entrepreneur, co-founder of UnlockUnit.com.

 

 

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http://www.hongkiat.com/blog/augmented-reality-apps-for-education/

 


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michael labory & bertrand schippan - contemporary art museum in buenos aires

michael labory & bertrand schippan - contemporary art museum in buenos aires | MuseumLink | Scoop.it

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The Importance of Social Media in Driving People to Your Museum or Visitor-Serving Nonprofit (DATA) | Know Your Own Bone

The Importance of Social Media in Driving People to Your Museum or Visitor-Serving Nonprofit (DATA) | Know Your Own Bone | MuseumLink | Scoop.it
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What steps have you taken to accommodate visitors with vision loss at your facility?

Discussion from MuseumLink


Benjamin

Last week, a few things directed me towards this topic. First, the ADA 2010 Standards were brought to my attention along with their mandatory implementation as of March 2012. Secondly, there was an article in the July/August issue of the AAM’s “Museum” titled “How can my museum help visitors with vision loss?” (page 21) So, I wanted to see if anyone has any input as to what his or facility has done (or plans to do) to accommodate visitors with vision loss. I greatly appreciate any comments!


apeloig yves
Percipio is the first and fully operational "behavioural interface".
The data acquisition mode of this revolutionary system make it usable by all public disable or not, whatever the disability including vision loss
Percipio works inside (with an innovating indoors geolocalization) as well outdoors.
Here in the south of France specially for blind people
http://videos.tf1.fr/jt-we/le-mercantour-s-ouvre-aux-non-voyants-6649984.html
For more details contact me please


Dorothy H.

This is a link to the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, which in partnership with the MD Library for the Blind & Physically Handicapped conducts tactile tours for VI patrons http://thewalters.org/visit/tours/accessibility.aspx

Kristen L.

We had a very good speaker who was involved in disability access at the Metropolitan Museum in New York and who was, herself, partially-sighted. She stressed that vision loss manifests itself in many ways, so there is no 'one-size fits all' solution.She said the one thing to do is avoid Braille labels -- a waste of money since no partially sighted person will know where to find them -- but invest instead training for staff to encourage them to come forward and ask if a person would like assistance or (equally as crucially) prefer to be left alone.


yves A.

Precision
Percipio is not just an "audioguide".
It is a intelligent tour assistant and internet (ITAI) from the next generation, an interactive guide.
It is able to describe in any way (audio, visual, buzzer) the exact way the user with visual loss, (or any kind of disability) has to follow.
It can bring people till the point of interest and then "sequencing" the explanation exactly according the user's real time interest.
There is no virtual limit to the number of POI, no limit to the extent of explanation, languages, themes, etc)
It works according the real time interest AND the previous interests.
It can send a virtual reconstitution to the visitor
All this without a single handling. This is a "behavioral interface"
Not yet convince ? ;-)

Here in English for the concept : https://www.box.com/s/10cc1638b1e14494921a

the device : http://www.box.net/shared/7m2f3s3kez

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41 Ways Museums Are Merging Social and Tech to Engage Audiences

41 Ways Museums Are Merging Social and Tech to Engage Audiences | MuseumLink | Scoop.it
Technology is a powerful tool for cultivating community, and the merging of social and tech in museums is occurring more and more frequently. Here are my 41 favorite examples of museums building so...
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Orientating on possible new IT administration in our museum. What are the options?

Discussion from MuseumLink (LinkedIn).


Eric S
In our museum (Cobra Museum voor Moderne Kunst Amstelveen), concerning IT-matters, we are working with a external network administrator. We have variable experiences with this construction. We are wondering how other similar museums deal with this matter? Are you using external network administrators as well (which one and how are your experiences with that specific company?) or do you have your own network engineers? We are orientating ourselves on possible new solutions for IT management in our museum (internal or external).


Erik VR

We (Museum voor Communicatie) work with the Dutch company AEON Service ICT. They have one dedicated employee who visits us every Monday or so to work at our local network and the hardware. Monitoring of our museum-ICT is done remotely from the head-office. Internally we have a parttime employee who does the small troubleshooting in terms of things like a printer cannot be reached anymore or 'I canoot see anything happening (have you switched on your screen...?) to setting up a new pc somewhere in the building.

As far as I know and understand, this setup works fine for us.

Eric Schoorl answered that he was very happy with my comment and he replied that our solution looks promising for his museum too. Important for his museum is the cost-aspect- it has to be affordable, because at this moment his museum is rather heavily burdened by a service contract that does not seem to provide everything the museum needs it to do.

I answered him in private and gave him contact information for my collegue who can provide numbers and actual first hand experiences from the point of view of the financial side and of the actual dealings with that company.


Peter J

We have similar to Erik's sitauation with external IT support company and one or two on-site people who know how to fix small things. But major thing is communication with your IT partner and internally within organisation in terms making people aware of changes made. Seems obvious but not always finds its ways in practice. Nowadays majority of things is done remotely and we found couple of times ourselves in situations where staff knew nothing of changes e.g. new wirewall was installed (meaning new email addresses white lists had to be compiled so some of them are not rejected by recently installed firewall). Hope it helps


Eric S

As an ICT contact with our external ICT administrator I know something about automatisation problems. And every time a change is made in our network system it's is part of my job to inform everybody about these changes and possible consequences. It also part of my job to make everybody aware of the present situation about automatisation in our museum and updates. Sometimes it is difficult, even for me, because some changes are very specialized, though necessary. ICT matters takes as well a lot of attention which I not always have. External help abd advise is (and stays)necessary.

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Museum Online Resources

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Here's a list of published references and web links that address student learning in museums.
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MONA Magic: The Radical and Revolutionary 'Theatre of the World' | Artinfo

MONA Magic: The Radical and Revolutionary 'Theatre of the World' | Artinfo | MuseumLink | Scoop.it
Theatre of the World, the latest exhibition at Tasmania's Museum of Old and New Art (MONA), is a revolutionary and radical departure from the traditional museum exhibition as envisioned by French curator Jean-Hubert Martin.
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Rethinking the Museum for the digital age | MuseumNext - Europe's big conference on social media and digital media for the museums

Rethinking the Museum for the digital age | MuseumNext - Europe's big conference on social media and digital media for the museums | MuseumLink | Scoop.it

The following presentation was made by MuseumNext founder Jim Richardson at the Gulf Arts and Cultural Leaders meeting in Qatar in November 2011.

Conclusions

1. Technology: The scenarios that I’ve spoken about today aren’t science fiction. This technology is all very real and museums are making use of it, but nobody is yet using it to it’s full potential.

2. Expectations: People have access to incredible technology in their homes and I believe that this is changing their expectations of the world around them. If museums don’t do digital, then they risk seeming irrelevant in a digital world.

3. Participation: I believe that offering museum visitors participatory experiences is offering them better experiences. We should want our visitors the opportunity to step beyond passive visits and create new ways to encourage them to think about our collections and their individual place in the world.

4. Personalisation: We need to recognise that different people want different experiences from the museum, and create personalised experiences to appeal to the different motivations.

5. Future: By creating a more participatory culture in our museums, we can learn from our audiences. Giving us the knowledge to stay relevant in a constantly changing world."


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