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Being Real

by Mark Walhimer Bangkok, Thailand From Wikipedia: “The concept of gross national happiness is an attempt to define quality of life in more holistic and psychological terms than gross national product. The term was coined in 1972 by Bhutan’s former King Jigme Sigme Wangchuck, who has opened up Bhutan to …

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Museum Exhibition Audit

I am currently in Saigon, Vietnam, and visited the War Remnants Museum, a very powerful experience! As I am walking through the Museum I keep noticing small issues that are easily changed, but have a large impact on the visitor experience such as lighting, wayfinding and heights of graphic panels. …

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Washing Machine?

Washing Machine?  What does a washing machine have to do with with museum planning? Most medium to large museums have a laundry facility, why? Washing of uniforms Washing of guest’s clothing Washing of rags What does this have to do with museum planning? What is your policy on uniforms?  Can …

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Heritance, the Open Museum People

Just learned about Heritance, love their thinking.  Check out the online museum http://openmuseum.org – Mark Walhimer Heritance Website From Heritance website: “Heritance promotes open museum practices that foster diversity and good governance. Heritance promotes open museum practices through Open Museum (OMo), a free web site and global museum that allows …

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Tutankhamun and Take Me There Egypt – exhibit review

Tutankhamun shabti, © SANDRO VANNINI From: Nuvo,  “Indy’s Alternative Newspaper” Posted on July 8, 2009 by Julianna Thibodeaux Tutankhamun: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs, one of the most high-profile blockbusters the city has seen recently, has just opened in unlikely quarters: the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis. This local …

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Hackerspaces

http://hackerspaces.org/wiki/List_of_Hacker_Spaces Hackerspaces are communites of people that gather for “Do it yourself projects” or Maker Movement projects. Most science centers lose visitors at age 12, Hackerspaces is a great way to extend participation for teenagers and adults. Read Museum 2.0 article for more information Machine Project Loves Me from Jeremy …

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Kinetic Sculptor – Reuben Margolin

Reuben Margolin, a Bay Area visionary and longtime maker, creates totally singular techno-kinetic wave sculptures. Using everything from wood to cardboard to found and salvaged objects, Reubens artwork is diverse, with sculptures ranging from tiny to looming, motorized to hand-cranked. Focusing on natural elements like a discrete water droplet or …

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Standards for Museum Exhibitions and Indicators of Excellence

NAME – National Association for Museum Exhibition AAM Membership Dept. 4002 Washington, DC 20042-4002 fax 202.289.6578 http://name-aam.org/ From the NAME Website: NAME – National Association for Museum Exhibition is a Standing Professional Committee of the American Association of Museums “Standards for Museum Exhibitions and Indicators of Excellence developed by the …

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