Making a museum from scratch: Part One – inspirational readings

While my small reptilian brain tries to ingest and synthesize the many brilliant comments and emails you sent in response to Part One, I thought I’d pass along some of the background reading I’d been doing while writing the first post.

Museums of the future: providing the personal, collaborating with the crowd | Culture professionals network | Guardian Professional
http://www.guardian.co.uk/culture-professionals-network/culture-professionals-blog/2012/may/17/museum-development-future-debate?newsfeed=true

Amazon.com: Reinventing the Museum: The Evolving Conversation on the Paradigm Shift: Gail Anderson
http://www.amazon.com/Reinventing-Museum-Evolving-Conversation-Paradigm/dp/0759119651/

Center for the Future of Museums: Some Notes on the Future of History Museums
http://futureofmuseums.blogspot.com/2012/05/some-notes-on-future-of-history-museums.html?spref=tw

The Future of Museums | HASTAC
http://hastac.org/forums/future-museums

What Comes After Digital? – Collections Trust
http://t.co/mn70OcMZ

Seeing museums in 2060 « The Learning Planet
http://thelearningplanet.wordpress.com/2012/05/08/seeing-museums-in-2060/

Press Releases New Report Explores Roles of Libraries and Museums in an Era of Participatory Culture
http://www.imls.gov/new_report_explores_roles_of_libraries_and_museums_in_an_era_of_participatory_culture.aspx

2 comments

  1. Hi Ed! I am a newly graduated Anthropology major who has just been thrust into my first job! Now don’t get me wrong, I am so thrilled to even have a job in my field (as little as the pay is) because a lot of my anthropology friends aren’t so lucky! However, I have never built a museum before or even managed one, and that is now my responsibility. I mean, I literally am tasked with building a colonial period museum from scratch! I’m glad I found your posts, I think they will be very helpful! However, do you have any other recommendations for resources that might be helpful to me? Currently, I am sitting in the warehouse staring at hundreds of large boxes of artifacts that haven’t been sorted or cataloged in the least bit. I have no idea where to begin! Help!!

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