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Archive for March 2010

In Taipei and London, digital archive projects are revolutionizing the modern museum’s role

The sheer magnitude of the numbers is staggering. The London-based British Museum BM bears the reputation of being the world’s most prominent museum because of the more than 7 million objects in its holdings, while the Taipei-based National Palace Museum NPM has earned fame because its collection

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BlackBerry Application Canadian Museum of Civilization

This application is designed to enhance the visitor experience of Canada’s most visited Museum. Two 40 minute audio tours are featured that provide a glimpse into Canada’s fascinating social history and highlight the history and contributions of the country’s First Peoples. The audio tours are enhanced with

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Sue Bell Yank: How Art Museums are Striving to Stay Relevant for a New Generation

This is a very readworthy post by Sue Bell Yank, Writer, Organizer, and Asst. Dir. of Academic Programs at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles “The upcoming American Association of Museums AAM conference happening here in Los Angeles in late May is called “Museums Without Borders” accompanied by

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John Falk, Rethinking the Museum Visitor Experience

Rethinking the Museum Visitor Experience, John Falk. His new research is showing that the public’s entering identity-related visit motivations play a pivotal role in being able to understand and answer all three of these important questions. Read more here.

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New Method For Dating Ancient Treasures

Scientists today described development of a new method to determine the age of ancient mummies, old artwork, and other relics without causing damage to these treasures of global cultural heritage. Reporting at the 239th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society ACS, they said it could allow

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