1. Eric Drass: “You give me data, I give you art”, PyData 2014 including use of Tate open collection data.

    (Source: shardcore.org)

  2. A third of the world watched live as the World Trade Center collapsed on September 11, 2001; a third more heard about it within 24 hours. (Do you remember where you were?) So exhibits at the soon-to-open 9/11 Memorial Museum will reflect the diversity of the world’s experiences of that day. In a moving talk, designer Jake Barton gives a peek at some of those installations, as well as several other projects that aim to make the observer an active participant in the exhibit.

    (Source: ted.com)

  3. Ken Tran: "Make Me Pretty and Skinny", Museums and the Web Asia 2013 Lightning Talk

    Like the popular ideology that equates beauty with being skinny, the same belief is now very desirable in website culture. It is not enough for a website to work on large screens. It must display even better on smaller, “skinnier” screens. It is deemed unattractive to view a distorted website on a mobile device simply because it was not customized for mobile. The new trend is to have responsive websites that look good in every dimension.

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  4. Sara Bodinson, MoMA, “A collaborative, iterative, and visitor-centered approach to designing for mobile”, Museums and the Web Asia 2013

    In 2012, a cross-departmental team at The Museum of Modern Art, New York—including representatives from Education, Digital Media, IT, curatorial, finance and development—began collaborating to develop a new mobile app, called MoMA Audio+, which replaced the museum’s audio tour in 2013. This session will provide a step-by-step overview of the team’s collaborative and iterative approach to research, design, development and launch.

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  5. MWA2013: Forbes Hawkins - Measuring the Impact of a Digital Community Museum

    Project Victorian Collections is an online collection management system provided free of charge for use by collecting organisations across the state of Victoria in Australia. Over the past three years, Victorian Collections has enabled volunteers and staff from 260 community organisations to begin the process of digitising their collection information, adding approximately twenty thousand records thus far. In a competitive funding environment, how do we evaluate the impact of the project so as to demonstrate its value and express the human side of the program that cannot be captured through statistics and key performance indicators?

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  6. Museopunks podcast episode 14: The Economics of Free

    Tyler Green (Modern Art Notes) recently wrote that “In the future, most American art museums — say, those with operating budgets of ~$7 million and up — will offer free general admission.” In this episode, the Punks talk to Green, and Maxwell L. Anderson, Director, Dallas Museum of Art, about just what it takes for museums to go free, and how new technologies, such as those that can collect extensive visitor data, make ‘free’ a new kind of proposition.

    (Source: museopunks.org)

  7. You just roll it out and everything is perfect, right? In the real world many users struggle with the new disciplines DAM imposes, as it needs constant tweaking to keep up with a changing landscape. But David Walsh from Imperial War Museums believes that ultimately the rewards far outweigh any such concerns.

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  8. Museum Life: Digital Dilemmas. Hosted by Carol Bossert with Nik Honeysett.

    Are museums embarking on a never-ending technology arms race? Must museums implement cutting-edge technologies to remain relevant to our audiences? How can museums sustain a digital presence with ever-dwindling resources? Are these even the right questions to be asking? Join the conversation as Nik Honeysett puts these and other digital issues into the context of innovation, risk and leadership.

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  9. "flickr: a social media building block", Robert Trio Jr., Museums and the Web Asia, 2013

    By utilizing flickr’s application program interface, multi-level category sets, tags, and hypertext fields, the Hong Kong Maritime Museum created its first online collection. And later, when the museum launched its new website, the flickr dataset was used to populate the new content. This paper will explore the strategies the museum faced in creating a dynamic online collection.

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  10. As part of Shared Spaces, a symposium addressing the transformation of the museum in the age of social media, Brad Troemel looks at the differences between museum and social media spaces.

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  11. As part of Shared Spaces, a symposium addressing the ways in which rapid public sharing from within the museum transforms our attitudes toward works of art and the spaces that house them, Edward Shanken explores some of the ways art has been influenced by social media.

    (Source: whitney.org)

  12. As part of Shared Spaces, a symposium addressing the transformation of the museum in the age of social media, João Enxuto and Erica Love speculate about the future of the Whitney and mediated spectatorship.

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  13. As part of Shared Spaces, a symposium addressing the transformation of the museum in the age of social media, the Whitney’s director of digital media, Sarah Hromack, presents on the phenomenon of the “museum selfie.”

    (Source: whitney.org)

  14. Museopunks episode 13: Digital as a Dimension of Everything.

    One of the most interesting sessions at MCN2013 was on The Future of Museum Digital Departments, which featured staff from the Tate, the National Gallery, London, Imperial War Museums, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and discussed the sometimes harsh realities of delivering a digital strategy within a complex organization. How are museum digital departments integrated within broader institutional structures, and what impact does this have on digital’s place in the organisation?

    For this discussion, the ‘punks are joined by Stack, and Keir Winesmith, Head of Web and Digital Platforms at SFMOMA. We talk about digital strategy, organisational structure, and the impact of the evolving digital landscape on the decision making process.

    (Source: museopunks.org)

  15. Michael Edson: “Bridging The Spectrum 2014: Keynote”. Michael Edson is the Director of Web and New Media Strategy in the Smithsonian Institution’s Office of the CIO. 

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