World Web Wanderings

By Tiki East

22 January 2009

The popular Museum Blogs site has just relaunched, and has a brand new baby sister site, Museum Podcasts

Cultural organisations whether in Timbuktu or Eketahuna have similar problems. Attracting younger audiences, recession-proofing and visitor engagement are common universal themes. We don’t need to look solely at local models to get ideas on how to address woes. But the Internet has so many options, how do you know what to watch without your RSS feed reader, or your head, exploding?

Museum Blogs and Museum Podcasts can help you keep a handle on what is happening internationally. These two aggregator and directory sites enable you to keep an eye on what’s going on in just two easy places.

Brimming with ideas, advice and couple of great links from the last week include:

100 years – 100 objects

Houston Museum of Natural Science is celebrating 100 years of collecting and preserving natural and cultural treasures. They’re running a year-long series looking at exceptional objects from the Museum’s collections. Get some inspiration for your own blog from this great project.

Recession strategies for commercial art galleries

A New Yorker provides commentary on how the local art scene is taking action in tighter times.

Podcast: Returned to Former Splendor: Paintings, Conservation, and Dyes

Senior Paintings Conservator, Heidi Sobol offers a peek at the exhibition Returned to Former Splendor and discusses the conservation process involved in preparing the historical paintings now on display in the Sigmund Samuel Gallery of Canada.

This blog post was reproduced with the kind permission of Lively.