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Weekly news about museum trends, museum planning, the future of museums and interactive kinetic sculpture for the week of November 14, 2011

Museum Planner Blog Post:
“The Future of Museum Interactivity?”, Interested in comments and feedback
https://museumplanner.org/future-of-interactivity/

Best school for Museum Studies? for Exhibition Design? Interested in your thoughts!
http://www.linkedin.com/groups/Best-school-Museum-Studies-Exhibition-2965314.S.80382119?view=&gid=2965314&type=member&item=80382119

Museum / Exhibition Openings:
Cheap trick to open museum in Chicago
http://news.yahoo.com/cheap-trick-plans-eatery-museum-chicago-131847416.html

Kinetica Art Fair 2012, February 2012
kinetica-artfair.com

Jean Paul Gaultier exhibition opens at the Dallas Museum of Art
http://www.wwd.com/eye/design/jean-paul-gaultier-exhibit-goes-to-dallas-5362967
http://www.dm-art.org/View/Gaultier/AboutJPG/index.htm

“Beyond Planet Earth: The Future of Space Exploration,” opens at the American Museum of Natural History
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/15/science/beyond-planet-earth-museum-review-oh-the-places-we-could-go.html

Crystal Bridges Museum opens, built by heiress of Walmart, anti-Walmart protesters
http://crystalbridges.org/
http://nwahomepage.com/fulltext-news?nxd_id=284727

Princeton University’s opens “Art of Science”
http://www.princeton.edu/artofscience/gallery2011/

BMW Guggenheim Lab Berlin to Open in May 2012
http://www.dexigner.com/news/24158#ixzz1dtDG8m3j

NYT review of “Eat, Sleep, Play” at Children’s Museum of Manhattan
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/11/arts/design/eatsleepplay-at-childrens-museum-of-manhattan.html
http://www.cmom.org/explore/exhibits/eat_sleep_play_building_health_every_day

Kohl Children’s Museum opens “Powered by Nature”
http://www.kohlchildrensmuseum.org/exhibits/permanent/powered-by-nature

Review of “Pacific Standard Time” exhibitions in New York Times, fantastic!
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/13/arts/design/pacific-standard-time-art-exhibitions-in-la-review.html?pagewanted=all
http://www.pacificstandardtime.org/

Metropolitan Museum of Art opens new Islamic Art Wing
http://blog.metmuseum.org/newgalleries2011/en/video-audio

Ed Rothstein NYT review of the $70M remodeling of the New York Historical Society
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/11/arts/design/revolution-at-the-new-york-historical-society.html?_r=1&pagewanted=all

“Electric is the Love” opens at the Laumeier Sculpture Park, looks like a nice show
http://www.laumeiersculpturepark.org/Kranzberg_2011

Resources:
Lawrence Hall of Science, Report on California Science Education, “High Hopes – Few Opportunities”, Berkeley
http://www.lawrencehallofscience.org/sites/lawrencehallofscience.org/files/user-jnoe/2011sci%20summary%20forpress.pdf

New Art/Science Affinities:
http://millergallery.cfa.cmu.edu/nasabook/newartscienceaffinities.pdf

NEA report on 2.1 million artists in the USA
http://arts.gov/news/news11/Research-Note-105.html

The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, an international document on human rights
http://www.un.org/disabilities/default.asp?id=259

American Planning Association report “How Arts and Cultural Strategies Create, Reinforce, and Enhance Sense of Place”
http://www.planning.org/research/arts/briefingpapers/pdf/character.pdf

Wonderful report from the James Irvine Foundation, “Getting in on the Act”
http://irvine.org/images/stories/pdf/grantmaking/Getting-in-on-the-act-2011OCT19.pdf

Job Postings:
Peabody Museum of Natural History at Yale University announces an opening for an Associate Registrar
Yale.edu/jobs STARS ID 14670

Articles of Interest:
Facial Recognition used to gather demographics
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/13/business/face-recognition-moves-from-sci-fi-to-social-media.html

Space Elevator? Interactive Dinner Plate, Robot Office “Workers”, welcome to Google X
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/14/technology/at-google-x-a-top-secret-lab-dreaming-up-the-future.html?pagewanted=1

Lawmakers Ask Brooklyn Museum To Pull ‘Christianity-Bashing’ Film ‘A Fire In My Belly’
http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2011/11/15/lawmakers-ask-brooklyn-museum-to-pull-christianity-bashing-film-a-fire-in-my-belly/

Does 3D printing infringe on Copyright?
http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/11/13/disruptions-the-3-d-printing-free-for-all/

Downey Art Museum “Melt Down”, fascinating behind the scenes dealing
http://downeybeat.com/2011/11/after-board-meltdown-downey-museum-of-art-looking-for-a-home-72957/

About Mark Walhimer

Mark is Managing Partner of Museum Planning, LLC, a museum planning and exhibition project management firm of interactive educational environments for Science Centers, Children's Museums and Natural History Museums. You can reach Mark at mark@walhimer.com.

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