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Museum Trends

No Comments 14 October 2012

What will the museum of the future look like?

I am thinking about how to go about answering that question.  As part of the  process I have created museumtrends.org a microblog to use as a scrapbook to collect thinking about the future of museums.  My hope is to create a collaborative forum for discussion on the topic and use museumtrends.org as the record of the conversation.  As a first pass, I have some thoughts about the future of museums to get the conversation going.

I welcome suggestions and comments!

Thanks, Mark

Museum Trends, for the week ending October 14, 2012

Museum Crowdsourcing:

Museum Crowdsourcing Resource Guide, SFMOMA, Art Micro HubsMuseum volunteer from Anywhere

Future Business Models:

Tesla Museum Fund Raising,

Using the Museum as a Canvas:

Anish Kapor, “Olor a Nuevo” by Fritzia Irizar

Open Source Mobile Museum App:

MuseumMobile Wiki,  Tap Into Museums

Artist based Destinations:

James Turrell’s Skyspace at Rice University

Open Authority:

Museums and Open Authority,

Artists using emerging technologies:

Manta Rhei, Richard Dupont


Museum Trends

Museum Trends

No Comments 02 April 2012

"Trends Map" from Now and Next


Weekly news about museum trends, museum planning, museum exhibition design, the future of museums and interactive kinetic sculpture for the week of March 30,2012.

Museum Planner Related:

After speaking with an artist who couldn’t afford to visit the museum where he worked posted “Museums are for the Rich”

Posted a how to: “Museums and the Internet”

Posted video of “Alcatraz: Life on the Rock” at Liberty State Park 

Created a new group on Linkedin “Museum Planning” hope you will join!

Thank you to all of new sponsors !  There are still three spots available for $25 per month

Updated “Interactive Kinetic Artists” on Vimeo, hope you will join!

Trends, this week, “Pop up museums” and delivery of digital content

The nature of delivering educational material is changing:

MIT Free Online Classes

Singularity University, another profit / non profit collaboration

Interactive Art

Speedy Toy Cars Blur The Boundaries Of Sculpture, Chris Burden at LACMA

My favorite Art work of the week!, “Tape Recorders” (2011) by Rafael Lozano-Hemmer on Vimeo

Gaming in Museums:

Integrating Minecraft into the Museum

Museum Marketing:

Museums should copy the Damien Hirst Spot Challenge, The most interesting part of the exhibition! “The Spot Challenge”

Exhibition Design:

This is the future! Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service Build it from supplied blueprints

Museum News:

“Museum Hacker?”, Amazing story of a French Artist Underground, breaking into museums to “restore” Art

My favorite gallery of the my day of gallery hopping, Eyebeam

“Pop Up” Museum:

BMW Guggenheim Lab, Mobile Museum, Model of the future of museums

“24 Hours Museum” Prada “Museum”, I love the concept a “pop up” museum

Digital Content

Nicely done, Interactive iPad Museum Catalog at University of Virginia Art Museum

Europeana, Online database of European Cultural Heritage

Museum Trends

Museum Trends

1 Comment 17 February 2012

"Trends Map" from Now and Next

Weekly news about museum trends, museum planning, museum exhibition design, the future of museums and interactive kinetic sculpture for the week of February 17, 2012.

Museum Planner Related:

After three years of supporting Museumplanner.org on my own, I am now accepting sponsorships, Banner $50, Sidebar $25

Posted a list of the worlds most attended Science Centers  Hard to believe, but is no international data on Science Center attendance.

Posted my reactions of my visit to the Holocaust Museum  A wonderful reminder that museums can change lives.

a Video Blog on Vimeo Interactive Kinetic Art

I am back from installing “Alcatraz: Life on the Rock” at Liberty State Park, will post the Press Release

A listing of exhibitions related to Climate Change at our climateexhibit.org website

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Uploaded video of The Tech Museum “Silicon Valley Innovation Gallery”, worked as Exhibition Producer

Just sent off the “Project Brief” for designing a new Children’s Museum in Eastern Europe

Trends, this week, Data Visualization, “Curation” and Photos in Museums ?

Data Visualization:

Too cool, open source software for artists Processing.org

Wonderful afternoon with Hotpixel discussing Data Visualization

Edward Tufte “Envisioning Information

Selected Works of Jer Thorp

[nytlabs] Project Cascade

“We Feel Fine” / by Jonathan Harris and Sep Kamvar, Data Viz of feelings

Fantastic visulaization of the NYC subway

Eyeo Festival, Data Viz, Interactive Arts Festival

Great work by Kultnation

Offf, Barcelona

FIBER Space, Festival 2012

Future Trends Related to Museums

Interesting “curation” is the next step for Twitter

Curation and Web 3.0

Interactive Kinetic Art:

Roxy Paine “Scumak No. 2″ at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

Fantastic curated website of interactive projects,CreativeApplications.Net

Great light artist Leo Villareal

Bruce Munro – Starturn at the Holburne Museum

A new favorite artist, Doug Wheeler, Light and space pioneer

Wonderful work by Martin Klimas, martin-klimas.de, “what does music look like?” 

New Exhibition at MCA “Rafael Lozano-Hemmer Recorders” 

Wow, is this nice work! Rafael Lozano-Hemmer – Projects

Beautiful work by Casey Reas, “Network B, a.k.a. Process 4 (Installation 3)” 

Visited the wonderful exhibition Sarah Sze at the Asia Society

A creative community making marvelous models, Soda Play

Online Collections:

Online Guides : Denver Museum of Nature & Science

Great report of European Science Center Benchmarks

Smart Phones, Tablets:

29% own either a tablet or an ereader, according to the latest study from Pew Internet

For Profit / Non Profit ?

Getting my head around Children’s Museum franchises, What is lost with a “for profit?”, kidzania.com , gymboreeclasses.com


A Painful Farewell to Saab’s Heritage, selling of the museum collection

France plans to open Napoleonland

So far 13 “Yes”, Museums should allow photos, 1 “No” museums should not allow photos

Amazing, Scribblenauts, a self directed game, create your own game as you go

Tragic spectacle that is Maurizio Cattelan, visited today, Way towards 1/3 Spectacle, 1/3 Education, 1/3 Erudite 

Attendance at the MOMA drops 11%, Met admissions rise,“We may be seeing a return to the era of the blockbuster”

Hub Museums:

Wonderful Arts and Science Center, London, The Arts Catalyst 

New Museum, Hub Museum

Museum Trends

Museum Trends

No Comments 09 January 2012

"Trends Map" from Now and Next

Weekly news about museum trends, museum planning, the future of museums and interactive kinetic sculpture for the week ending January 9, 2012.

Museum Planner Related:

Posted “2010 Top Art Museums”, part of research into “bricks and mortar” vs. online museum experience, Link
Posted “Getting Started in Museums”,Link
Museum Planner in 2012 Link
Just posted about my experience as a juror for the “2011 Solar Decathlon”, Link
Uploaded photos of Toyota Mobile Experience” consulted on interactive exhibits, Link
Just updated Museum Flight Simulator at museum – exhibits.com Link
Who is your favorite interactive kinetic sculptor?: Link

Working on Science Center Attendance:
Visitor Attractions Visits 2010 – Association of Leading Visitor Attractions Link

Trends, this week MIT free online education, smart phone apps, future of gaming, new media and the joy of quiet: 
Amazing !, M.I.T.x, Free Online Education For All, This is going to change everything, Link
Tate Modern Puts 121 Years Of Art History In The Palm Of Your Hand, Link
Reviews: four apps that look at objects, Link
Interesting overview, “Future of Gaming” Link
Self-generating Movie for Covent Garden Piazza, Link
The Disappearing Barriers Between Business And Nonprofits Are Driving Innovation, Link
Interesting article about digital collections, Link
Metropolitan Museum of Art and Google Goggles collaboration,Link,  Google Goggles Link
The Joy of Quiet, “how to stay ahead of the curve”, Link

Museum Reports:
Amazing report, “The Travel & Tourism Compeitiveness Report 2011″, Link
“Economic Impact Methodologies For the museums, libraries and archives sector”, Link
Interesting study, “The Impact of Science & Discovery Centres” A review of worldwide studies, Link
Just found a report created by the Whiteoak Institute for the American Association of Museums Link

Exhibition Openings:
Wonderful article in the New York Times review of ““ElectriCity: Powering New York’s Rails.”, Link
Exhibition: “The Art of Video Games” to open at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Link

Interactive Kinetic Art:
Nice work by Greg Pond, sound installation, Link
Wonderful list of Interactive Kinetic Sculptors, Link
Ars Electronica 2012, August 4th, Link


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