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Museum Trends

"Trends Map" from Now and Next

Weekly news about museum trends, museum planning, the future of museums and interactive kinetic sculpture for the week of November 27 , 2011

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Posted links to the future of museum labels

Museum / Exhibition Openings:

Michael Jackson Museum on hold

9/11 Museum opening delayed, over dispute of hundreds of millions of dollars in unexpected costs

80,000 sq. ft addition to the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, planned to open Spring 2012

Bollywood Museum planned

Really nice website for the traveling exhibition “Hidden Heros” currently at the Science Museum London

Possible new D.C., museum “National Jewish Museum”

“Out Harvey Wang’s Window” at the Tenement Museum

Polluted River as Art Experiment

Protests outside Crystal Bridges Museum, founded by Walmart heiress, 5,000 visitors, $1.4 Billion cost, $280,000 per visitor?

Hardrock Casino, NJ to include Music Museum

Samples of Einstein’s brain to go to Mutter Museum

New Zaha Hadid designed contemporary art museum at Michigan State University (MSU), planned to open April 21, 2012

David Hockney’s “Fresh Flowers” drawings on an ipad, at the Royal Ontario Museum until January 1, 2012

“Alice in Wonderland” exhibition at the Tate, well written exhibition review from the Telegraph

Resources:

Great article and resources about museums going green

Interesting the museum of online museums

Articles of Interest:

“Libraries and Museums Become Hands-On Learning Labs”

“Calling All Boomers: Don’t Start More Nonprofits”, The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Artist Ai Weiwei under investigation by Chinese authorities over nude art

“Google Cultural Institute” starts to digitize artifacts, Dead Sea Scrolls

Museum of Nature & Science, Dallas, surpasses $185 Million fundraising goal

Sex Pistols graffiti being studied by archaeologists

12 million Americans from 44 to 70 years old would like to start nonprofits or businesses that solve social problems

NASA to start “tweetupsto communicate message, NASA connect page

Creepy ! What the museum of the future will NOT look like

Adobe’s better take on an online museum

Conferences:

Museum Next Conference May 23 – 25 2012, Barcelona

Art Basel Miami, December 1st-4th

 

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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