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Artists, Science and Museums on LinkedIn

I have started a group on LinkedIn called “Artists, Science and Museums”. Click to join LinkedIn Link: http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=2869188 A networking group for artists, designers and museum professionals working in the field of Science Centers and Children’s Museums to share ideas about incorporating sculpture into science exhibitions.

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My Heros

Antoine Predock skiing on the roof of one of his buildings. I am sitting on the deck in Ubud, Bali, thinking “who are my heroes?”.  Below is a short list.  They all are: Free thinkers Live life as an adventure Keep trying, keep pushing Have managed to change the discipline …

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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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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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