Hello Johanna and welcome to our site. I do hope you find our network valuable! Glad to see that you've joined up to the doctoral student group! Your research sounds fascinating. How far into your PhD are you? BTW - how did you find us?
I have worked with Phillip Gordon - he is fantastic! His knowledge of the sector is very deep and his desire to innovate is genuine. It would be great to see the two of you collaborating on digital repat! Let me know how it goes!
I contacted NMAI and their collections site is what I had heard about before--the process of the public being able to provide information is just not as transparently visible as I expected it to be. You click e-mail the museum on an object screen and have a pull-down option to provide info about the object. I was expecting more of a comment field--like the Flickr commons--but oh well.
Thanks for your interest in my dissertation, too! I hope it does turn out to be interesting. I'm basically looking at how museums are using social media and the rhetoric of community to construct "communities." And I'm placing that information within a historical lens that considers how that rhetoric contributes/hinders mission goals as well as general museum field goals to increase accessibility.
Sorry - should have mentioned that Laura is away Monday Tuesday and Wednesday next week, as luck would have it! If you are able to come for a few days perhaps mid-week would be good - otherwise, I am more than happy to discuss all aspects of the Haida project with you, as well as ethnographic work.
Have you had a chance to look at Alison Brown, Laura Peers and the Kainai Nation's book 'Pictures Bring us Messages'? In terms of 'reanimating' collections, you might find it useful. It was a project that sought to reanimate historic photographs of Blackfoot people via the contemporary meanings of these images in the source community today.
I look forward to meeting you!
Yes Tuesday is just fine. I don't have anything scheduled for that day. What if we met around noon - we could have a chat and then some lunch if you'd like? We can keep things flexible -- I'm happy to work around other people's schedules. Incase you need it, the museum phone number is 01865 270927.
Very nice to meet you yesterday! Re: the article I was telling you about, I was able to access it online from the journal's home page: Srinivasan, R., R. Boast, K. M. Becvar and J. Furner (2009) Blobgects: Digital Museum Catalogs and Diverse User Communities. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology (JASIST), 60(4): 666-678.
Good luck with the project! Keep in touch,
hi! i was actually going to apply for the phd you're doing, but the start date didnt match when i finish with this project! congrats! i hope you're enjoying it! and yes digital musuems is where its at. we are hip and cool.
no, im stuck in cornwall finishing the Geevor elearning site (the end is in site though- mid august yay). But then i shall be back in the big city hopefully....
you should stalk some museum people on twitter. its quite useful.
I'm super interested in your research on fostering relationships and reciprocal exchanged of knowledge between museums and the community- if you come across good case studies, would you pass them on?
Ja, jag pratar svenska :-) Jag är student vid Göteborgs Universitet, vid Master Programmet för International Museum Studies, och gör för närvarande praktik på Sjöfartsmuseet i Göteborg. Till våren ska jag skriva min masteruppsats och är intresserad av att skriva om "strategic audience development". Kanske kan jag få återkomma med lite mer specifika frågor om projektet du arbetar med?
Vad är din bakgrund, och hur har du hamnat på detta spännande projekt i London?