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“Trends Map” from Now and Next

Weekly news about museum trends, museum planning, the future of museums and interactive kinetic sculpture for the week of December 9, 2011

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A year ago we started work on a 15,000 square foot start up Science Center. This Science Center had neither the time nor the budget to go through the typical museum design process; so I suggested a different approach…“A Better way to create museum exhibitions?”

Proposing a session at ASTC 2012 “Off the shelf exhibits rally”, using a “PechaKucha” like format. Each artist or exhibit supplier will have two minutes to discuss their exhibit (needs to be a stand alone piece) with a maximum of five slides.
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Trends, this week I found several really nice online museum exhibitions and a “Pop up Museum”:

New exhibition at Adobe Museum of Digital Media “Journey to Seven Light Bay”, by Mariko Mori, fantastic!,Link

Nicely put together virtual museum, Valentino Garavani Virtual Museum, NYT Article , Online Museum Link

Phoenix Design Museum opens “hosts limited engagement exhibitions”, love it! “Pop up Museums” this is the future people!, Link

Guggenheim and AMNH to include iphone apps with exhibitions, Link

Very cool !, 3D holographic visualization, Link

Too cool! Google maps adds interiors to Google Maps, Link

Faraday Curtain by Loop.pH, for “Waste Not, Want It” made out of Bloomberg’s waste, Article Link Designer Link

Museum / Exhibition Openings:

Bruce Munro, “Field of Light” at the Holburne Museum, beautiful! Link

NYT review of the SFMOMA expansion,Link

Guggenheim Abu Dhabi “on hold”, Link

Architect of the expansion of SFMOMA, Snøhetta releases images of expansion, Link

Cooper-Hewitt completes $54M capital campaign, Link

News of interest:

NEA announces $3,681,000 in CA grants, listing of CA awards, Link

California Association of Museums, survey on legal issues for museums, Link

Are you getting ready for Robogames 2012? Great event at the San Mateo Event Center , April 21st and April 22nd, Link

* 2009 Trends Map by Now and Next,  http://nowandnext.com/PDF/trend_blend_2009_map.pdf

About Mark Walhimer

Mark is Managing Partner of Museum Planning, LLC, a museum planning and exhibition project management firm of interactive educational environments for Science Centers, Children's Museums and Natural History Museums. You can reach Mark at mark@walhimer.com.

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