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Breaking Boundaries

A “How-To” from the Creators of Verso Job roles for museum creatives don’t tend to jibe mid course. Instead, most of us chart a trajectory and steer it to shore, adapting along the way. But what if a tool emerges that capsizes conventions and puts in play skills waiting to …

Museum Speak

While I was writing my guide to interpretive writing about art, I started a list of “museum speak” – words that are common among museum workers but often confound the public. (Read this guide online now in your current browser or download a printable pdf.) The list never made it …

Co-Creation Activity from NAEA

  During the recent NAEA museum pre-conference day in Fort Worth TX, attendees participated in a co-creation exercise in the galleries of the Modern Art Museum. It was so much fun I had to share it. Liz Lloyd from the McNay Art Museum in San Antonio TX passed out little …

Social Media and Museums

If you’re a fan of John Stewart on the Daily Show you’ve seen his critique of CNN and its use (or misuse) of social media. On a recent show Stewart played a clip of CNN summarizing three major news stories, then inviting viewers to text their choice of the story …

Museum-Ed Online Conference 2008

Focus on Interpretive Writing   The Museum-Ed Online Conference took place completely online on February 20th and 21st, 2008. Facilitators led live interactive workshops, engaged in threaded discussion forums, and led collaborative networking activities. To see the recordings of all the conference sessions, visit this link and click the “Join” …