museums

Bright Lights Project -- Curate Like Museums Do

I had the incredible honor to spend the second half of 2011 as a Goldman Sachs Senior Fellow at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History in Washington, DC. This was a dream come true for me, since I've been a museum fanatic since I was 7 or 8 years old (I had fantasies of hiding in the bathroom at Chicago's Museum of Science & Industry until it closed so I could spend all night playing with its humongous HO-scale train).

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Museums: The Past As Prologue

Chicago's Museum of Science+Industry (“MSI") is running a contest to pick somebody who'll literally live inside the place for a month later this year, in hopes that the winner will help promote it to the outside world.

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Why a Museum Is the UK’s Top Brand on Twitter

Last week we looked a ranking of the top ten brands on Facebook globally, based on the number of people who ‘like’ them. There were no real surprises – Starbucks came top and the rest of the top ten was filled with well-known consumer and fashion brands. When considering brands on Twitter this story is sometimes different and it is not always the obvious brands that are most followed.

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Social Media Diary 27/2/2009 - UK National Museums

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Art-O-Meter Measures Art Popularity in Museums

by: Ilya Vedrashko

MIT Media Labman came up with Art-o-Meter -- a system apparently equipped with motion detector that counts how much time people spend in front of an art piece.

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