I had the great good fortune to be in London in October for the MCG19 conference, and they just published my reflection on the event. I’d watched MCG via Twitter for years, but never had the chance to attend until now. And I am very glad I did. The theme of ‘Openness’ was incredibly timely, and the talks all explored some of the interesting frontiers of museums’ ongoing quest to figure out what it means to be more open and accessible to more audiences, both digital and physical. Check it out!
Imagine a typical museum visitor in the act of “being engaged” by something at the museum. What are they doing? Thinking? Feeling? Can you describe what that “engagement” looks like? How can you know that visitor is engaged as opposed to confused or looking at their email? Is engagement like pornography; hard to define but you know it when you see it? I don’t think so.
My chapter from “the Routledge International Handbook of New Digital Practices in Galleries, Libraries, Archives, Museums and Heritage Sites” by Hannah Lewi, Wally Smith, Dirk vom Lehn, and Steven Cooke
Hello, world! It’s been awhile! Almost a month ago, I hit an important professional milestone. The job I’d come to the Peabody Essex Museum to
Three pieces of advice I got while writing the first version of the book proposal. Also, an invitation to read and comment on the draft!
A couple months ago I asked the hive mind for their favorite books that they recommend to anyone interested in museum exhibition development. And, as