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 share and showcase performance/workshop/installation/seminars, a core part of the thinking was the notion that the video, or the audio record would be starting points to an online matrix of parallel or contextual sources.
Art Babble have cracked the code. Developed by the Indianapolis Museum of Art (IMA), it has a growing set of blue chip partners in the likes of LACMA, MOMA, SFMOMA, it also cites the The New York Public Library as a foundation partner.
I am over the moon with this puppy - it is a total inspiration.
I blogged it here
, or just go straight to it , here.
Then ask yourself - is this a model for the the rest of the museum, gallery and library community - and if so how can we we leverage it both locally and regionally?
In the meantime - thanks to Art Babble - made my day!