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Art Handling / Art Services Companies

Atelier4 (A4): Custom-built crates from recyclable and renewable materials. (718) 433-3500. Art Crating: Local shipping and installation. Caters to major Chelsea galleries. (718) 218-7250. Cadogan Tate: European network, worldwide shipping and a brokerage service that deals with customs. (718) 706-7999. Crozier Fine Arts: One of the oldest craters in the …

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The Ordinary As Object of Desire

A kettle by John G. Rideout (1936) EXHIBITION REVIEW “What Was Good Design? MoMA’s Message 1944-56” runs through Nov. 30 at the Museum of Modern Art, (212) 708-9400 Museum of Modern Art Website Article By Roberta Smith From the New York Times, June 5, 2009 “What is good design?” may …

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Putting “Primitive” to Rest

Equestrian Figure: Portrait of a Chief,” foreground, from Sumatra, Indonesia EXHIBITION REVIEW “African and Oceanic Art From the Barbier-Mueller Museum, Geneva: A Legacy of Collecting” at the Metropolitan Museum of Art through Sept. 27, 2009 Metropolitan Museum of Art Website By Holland Cotter From the New York Times, June 5, …

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Museum Definition

From Wikipedia Natural History Museum London, Photo by DAVID ILIFF “A museum is a “permanent institution in the service of society and of its development, open to the public, which acquires, conserves, researches, communicates and exhibits the tangible and intangible heritage of humanity and its environment, for the purposes of …

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Open Air Museums

From Wikipedia “An open air museum is a distinct type of museum exhibiting its collections out-of-doors. The first open air museums were established in Scandinavia towards the end of the nineteenth century, and the concept soon spread throughout Europe and North America. Open air museums are variously known as skansen, …

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Top 10 Children’s Museums

The City Museum The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose Minnesota Children’s Museum The Children’s Museum of Manhattan Chicago Chicdren’s Museum Bay Area Discovery Museum Kohl Children’s Museum Children’s Museum of Pittsburg Portland Children’s Museum Runners Up 11.Boston Children’s Museum 12.Please Touch 13.Port Discovery 14. Brooklyn …

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Hoberman Sphere, Liberty Science Center

“One of Chuck Hoberman’s best-known museum pieces, the original Hoberman Sphere was installed in 1992 as the central exhibit in the Liberty Science Center’s atrium. The sphere was re-installed in 2007 in the newly renovated museum’s entry hall. Suspended by cables, the 700-pound aluminum sphere expands and contracts smoothly and …

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Generations of Museums / Science Centers

Museum 1.0 First Generation Museum / Science Center Collection cases, static displays, object centered •    Mutter Museum Museum 2.0 Second Generation Museum / Science Center Collection cases with push buttons and cranks •    Museum of Science, Boston Museum 3.0 Third Generation Museum / Science Center Open ended, multi-layered and visitor …

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Types of Museums and Centers

Art museums Science centers Children’s museums Maritime museums Military and war museums Mobile museums Natural history museums Open air museums Specialized museums Virtual museums Zoos and Zoological Gardens In future posts we will list our “Top 10” of each type

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Now Boarding: Airport Museums and the Global Audience

By Marjorie Schwarzer Link to AAM Article This article was published in Museum News, May/June 2001. “Airports become more like downtowns every year …[and are thus] the central public space of our cities today.” – Robert Bruegmann1 “The modern airport is… a reality on which it is our obligation to …

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Mickey’s Ten Commandments

By Marty Sklar President, Walt Disney Imagineering I.    Know your audience. II.   Wear your guests’ shoes. III.  Organize the flow of people and ideas. IV.  Create a “weenie” (visual magnet). V.   Communicate with visual literacy. VI.  Avoid overload – create turn-ons. VII. Tell one story at a time. VIII. Avoid …

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