Tag: museums

I am in Iceland for roughly 26 hours (of which at least 5 are taken up with the airport and getting to/from it). Luckily, the friend-of-a-friend who is letting me stay the night lives within walking distance of the National Museum of Iceland. My path through the museum was somewhat random, as I was doding …

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Posted on: 30 May 2013
Categories: museums

This week’s readings encompassed the idea of digital exhibits. If nothing else, I now think that anyone working on digital exhibits should have on hand a copy of the Curator article “Digital Storytelling in Museums” by Wyman, Smith, Myers and Godfrey, as well as the evaluation section from Krug’s Don’t Make Me Think. For this post, I …

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The readings this week were to explore the website The Lost Museum and read an essay which explains some of the ideas and motivations behind the project. I read the essay first, because I initially visited both via iPad and didn’t want to deal with audio/video in a public place (I’m unable to wear headphones comfortably …

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The title of this week in Clio Wired is Public History and the bulk of the reading list is web sites where the general public can engage with history. The sites are: Raid on Deerfield: The Many Stories of 1704 Price of Freedom Gulag: Many Days, Many Lives Martha Washington: A Life Bracero History Archive …

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I enjoyed reading the various essays from A List Apart regarding design and usability, but the piece for the week which most engaged me was the article by Elings and Weibel regarding shared metadata standards for museums, archives, and libraries. My job at the historic house and what I am now doing with CHNM both …

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This past week I participated in the museum donation process from the other side – the donor side. My father was donating some of the papers of his father and grandfather to a military museum, and my sister and I joined him. The initial meeting with members of the collections and research departments was relatively …

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I’m in New Orleans visiting my sister and her husband.  It being Mardi Gras season, we’ve gone out to catch a few of the parades. Last night the Krewe of Bacchus rolled with the theme “Bacchus Salutes the Greatest Generation.” It was a great theme, allowing for some fun floats, but also resulted in an …

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Posted on: 8 March 2011
Categories: museums