More fundamentally, are we beginning to enter a period where objectless exhibitions are seen as acceptable for museums?
I’ve just come back from the general conference of the International Council of Museums in Shanghai, held from the 7th to the 12th of November.
What is (or could be) a visitor experience? Eric Dorfman links the traditions of his childhood Halloween celebrations with the world of museums.
As museum professionals, many of us spend a lot of time thinking about what makes effective, memorable visitor experiences.
I was at the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery in New Plymouth over the weekend and stumbled on a wonderful peace of interactive soft sculpture.
The last few weekends we’ve been visiting some of the regional museums in our area. It’s been a great excuse to explore places we wouldn’t normally have a reason to go, and to learn historical stories told with the authenticity of local voices.
On August 15th we partnered with the St James Theatre here in Wellington to host an evening of interactive theatre.
When I mention ‘intangible natural heritage’ I frequently get a blank look, even from museum professionals.
Museums have had the traditional function of storing, organising and interpreting the world’s artefacts. However, they are now being given the additional role of safeguarding the world from which these objects originate
Second Life, a free 3D virtual world where 16 and a half million users worldwide socialize, connect and create using voice and text chat. It is, in essence, a virtual museum.