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Don’t let this happen to you.

Very sad.  Visited Science City today, so sad.  The staff has been cut to 7 people total to run the facility. “Science City at Union Station Kansas City, MO Science City at Union Station is a $263 million adaptive reuse of Kansas City, Missouri’s Union Station. Completed in 1914 and …

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A Battle to Preserve a Visionary’s Bold Failure

A Battle to Preserve a Visionary’s Bold Failure Permalink Dickenson V. Alley/Burndy Library REMNANTS OF A DREAM Nikola Tesla in a multiple-exposure photo in 1899, as a Tesla coil discharged millions of volts. A science group wants to preserve the remains of his lab. More Photos » By WILLIAM J. …

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The Met Offers a New Look at Americana

The Met Offers a New Look at Americana Marilynn K. Yee/The New York Times The renovated Engelhard Court at the Metropolitan Museum of Art now houses marbles, bronzes and other pieces that can be examined up close. More Photos > Permalink By CAROL VOGEL Published: May 4, 2009 In the …

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Just say no to design

I fought it the whole way through design school (I have a Masters in Industrial Design), “it’s about planning not designing”. Design is not open ended, planning allows for multiple outcomes, I don’t care what any body says, you can not design an open ended exhibit. I know I have …

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In Lean Times, New Ways to Reach Out

By Carol Vogel, Published: March 12, 2009 http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/19/arts/artsspecial/19strategies.html?ref=artsspecial New York Times Special Section SOME 150 yoga fanatics, mats in hand, gathered in the second-floor atrium of the Museum of Modern Art one recent Saturday morning. They were there to “Put the oM in MoMA,” as the invitation read. Fred R. …

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Why Are You Building A Museum?

Sound like an easy question? Often I lead museum planning sessions for new museums.  The museum has part of the funds raised to create the museum, they have their non profit status, have created a Board of Directors and now are ready to take the next steps. Create fund raising …

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