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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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Happy Holidays!

Peace on Earth Wishing you all of the best in 2010. Because museums are experiencing one of their toughest years in decades a donation has been made to the American Association of Museums.  – Mark in Ubud, Bali, Indonesia. From Wikipedia “The internationally recognized symbol for peace was originally designed …

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