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Hub Museum

There are approximately 17,000 museums in the United States. That number includes Science Centers, Natural History Museums, Art Museums, Local History and Children’s Museums. In March 2010 I returned from a year in Asia. As with any good trip, I had lots of time for reflection and the advantage of perspective; being on the other side of the world does that. While sitting in my hotel in Bangkok, I started thinking of all of the museums all over the world and the current economy. My first thought was, “How can they all survive?”. The easy answer is “they won’t survive”.

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$25 per day vs. $240 per day ?

American Association of Museums conference is May 23rd-26th in Los Angles, CA and the Maker Faire is May 22nd and 23rd. To be honest I have a lot more fun at the Maker Faire, there is a spirit of sharing and freedom missing from Museum conferences. If ever there is a museum topic that needs to be addressed it is a sense of freedom and sharing. I'm going to Maker Faire, then to Los Angles to meet people at the conference . As a group of professionals we need to rethink this, why don't we give up overpriced cookies and coffee and standing around in ties and have some fun!

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IMLS “Museums, Libraries and 21st Century Skills” report

http://www.imls.gov/about/21stCSkills.shtm Institute of Museum and Library Services has published the  Museums, Libraries, and 21st Century Skills report. “The report outlines a vision for the role of libraries and museums in the national dialogue around learning and 21st century skills and includes case studies of innovative audience engagement and 21st century …

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2010 Museums and the Web, Best Websites

Congratulations to the winners of the Museum and the Web 2010 best websites Museums and the web link Category Institution, Site and URL Education Museum of Modern Art Meet Me | The MoMA Alzheimer’s Project: Making Art Accessible to People with Dementia http://www.moma.org/meetme Exhibition (Honourable Mention) The Historical Society of Pennsylvania …

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Big Questions

The City Museum This week I received an email from a start up museum with four questions: What does it take to make a great museum? What makes a museum popular? Why are museums successful? What are the best story lines? At first I thought there is no way to …

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