Just been reading a review of several museums in an article by Amanda Lohrey called The Absent Heart in The Monthly, June 2010. Got me inspired to re-visit the work I did on narrative in my doctoral thesis, and here's some thoughts.
Been travelling in the States. First to Washington to present the George Brown Goode Memorial Lecture at the Smithsonian (talk titled How Web 2.0 is Changing the Nature of Museum Work), then to the American Association of Museums Conference in Los Angeles (presentation titled The Museum’s new website: transforming educational audiences). Here’s my notes/impressions of the state of our sector.
Participated in a panel session called Transformations in Experiential and Cultural Learning at the recent 2010 American Association of Museums (AAM) Annual Conference. Here's the gist of my talk including relevant links.
People love to sit around a table and share - whether it's a meal, a conversation over coffee, a bunch of papers to discuss, maps to pore over, photos to compare - we do this around a table. Why not at a museum too?