RAISE YOUR VOICE: Fourth National Public Galleries Summit 2009
Join leading Australian and International keynote speakers and colleagues and Raise Your Voice at the Fourth National Public Galleries Summit in Townsville, North Queensland, 9-11 September 2009.
Presented by Museum and Gallery Services Queensland, this significant industry event is being hosted by the Townsville City Council and Perc Tucker Regional Gallery.
Summit Registration is now open… Continue
Added by Robert on April 30, 2009 at 11:37am —
Added by dima27 on April 27, 2009 at 10:09am —
A few months ago, and I must get people to write an affidavit to confirm this, I babbled away to a some colleagues/partners/clients in the local NZ arts, gallery and library world about developing what I called - GLAM TV - i.e. an online video/audio station/tool which would be a place where we could see and hear what was happening inside the Australasian world of galleries libraries, and museums.
In addition to giving local institutions a common living room to… Continue
Added by Paul Reynolds on April 21, 2009 at 5:30pm —
Here at Museums and the Web, Maxwell Anderson reminds us that the museum experience rather than collection, should be central to our thoughts and initiatives, both virtual and physical. You can read more about the morning session at http://nlablog.wordpress.com. I'm trialling blog responses via twitter and would appreciate your thoughts. My tag is @artech05
Added by Angelina Russo on April 17, 2009 at 5:00am —
The present global crisis threatens to permanently reconfigure the cultural landscape causing museums to slash staffing, freeze hiring, halt planned exhibitions, and reduce services. As the nation faces its most difficult financial crisis since the great depression, museums have already begun to face the daunting task of staying afloat in a dismal economy. In a recent address to a worldwide museum community via an online webinar, The American Association of Museum’s president Ford Bell began… Continue
Added by John Buchinger on April 17, 2009 at 4:27am —
Attending this conference from today through Friday. Have blogged my first piece from the Visitor Research workshop here
, with another to come.
We are running a Twitter feed - hash tag #manz09 - but since there's little internet access that I could find this will be very limited!
Added by Lynda Kelly on April 15, 2009 at 12:30pm —
Interesting to see some library related events and ideas appearing here. As of course they should: the collection sector - libraries - museums - archives - galleries - should be collaborating..
In this spirit I wanted to point people to Library of the Future debate held by JISC in Oxford, April 2nd.
It has some compelling sessions. They also ran a parallel Second Life session, organised a blogging tag, and of course ran a Twitter tag around the session. Details and video… Continue
Added by Paul Reynolds on April 14, 2009 at 4:48pm —
'The value and significance of social networking for cultural institutions'
Theatre, National Library of Australia, Parkes Place, Canberra Friday, 27 March 2009
Did you go? What were the main themes?
* Marcus Gillezeau, Producer/Director, Firelight Productions, talking about the all-media drama “Scorched” and our approach to the interactive online story telling;
* Dr Anne Summers, best selling author and columnist;
* Mark Scott,… Continue
Added by Gillian Savage on April 14, 2009 at 3:30pm —
New York Arts consultant Adrian Ellis reviews the recession and US museums in Issue 200 of 11 March of the Art Newspaper
and discusses how to compensate for the loss of philanthropic, endowment and visitor incomes. Here are some quotes from the article; I think they merit careful consideration.
“The global recession that we have entered will not just knock the froth off things; it will permanently reconfigure the cultural landscape. This may happen more slowly and the events… Continue
Added by Des Griffin on April 11, 2009 at 6:24pm —
I posted some thoughts about the National Library's 2009 Innovative Ideas Forum
on another blog – what interested me most were the issues of trust, authority, and the *form* of the event...
Added by Cath on April 9, 2009 at 11:04am —
Michael Tamblyn, CEO of BookNet Canada, recently gave this amuzing talk at the BookNet Canada meetings. Though aimed at ePublishing, he has many points of interest to museums, not least his first. His first point is what is increasingly being called WebHooks. The ability to PULL and POST to institutional data repositories. His point is that it should be easy for people to get at the vast amount of information that publishers hold about books, authors and the market. However, he also thinks that… Continue
Added by Robin Boast on April 6, 2009 at 10:08pm —
I just published this post in my Blog - RECITE
. Those interested in decentring and democratizing the museum might be interested.
Added by Robin Boast on April 6, 2009 at 8:23pm —
I just read at Creative Commons Australia that the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney has gone all CC
. In part to introduce this sort of practice to Museum 3.0, I am happy to applaud the Powerhouse's move. Museum documentation is a deep recess that is often used as the last bastion of museum authority, rather than a situated, though accruate, description. To open-up our catalogues to use, and perhaps expansion, is an important first step to open up… Continue
Added by Robin Boast on April 4, 2009 at 7:30pm —
Unpacking the museum collection
Just in is a report from the Creative Commons Clinic in Australia that the Sydney Powerhouse Museum has released its collection data under two Creative Commons license frameworks.
In what is, probably rightly, described as a possible world first, CC Australia report the Powerhouse Museum's descriptions of their objects will be available for use under the CC Attribution-Noncommercial license , while the mainly factual data about each object… Continue
Added by Paul Reynolds on April 3, 2009 at 8:00pm —
Today, the Education Department at The Wolfsonian hosted a professional development training for educators from Southside Elementary in Miami. Southside Elementary was chosen by the Miami-Dade County Public Schools as a site to be converted to a "museums magnet" some years ago. (To learn more about them check out http://southside.dadeschools.net/
). Presently, The Wolfsonian is working with Southside as part of a Youth Arts Enrichment Program Grant… Continue
Added by Claudia Sullivan on April 1, 2009 at 7:12am —