Tag: museums

  • Museums Un/Plugged: Are We Becoming Too Reliant on Technology?

    Museums Un/Plugged: Are We Becoming Too Reliant on Technology?

    I don’t know if it was attending the Museums & the Web conference back in April or just simply recognizing the amount of time I spend navigating technology issues in the museum, but I recently have had a good old-fashioned “freak out” when it comes to museum tech.  Touch screens, apps, MOOCs, mobile-optimized web design,…

  • Object Stories: Rejecting the Single Story in Museums

    “Stories matter. Many stories matter. Stories have been used to dispossess and to malign, but stories can also be used to empower and to humanize. Stories can break the dignity of a people, but stories can also repair that broken dignity.” —Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Early in 2012, I came across a particularly inspiring TED talk…

  • Why Museums Don’t Suck: The Current State of Teen Engagement

    This week, one of the contributing authorsat ArtMuseumTeaching.com brought to my attention a recent column from LA Youth written by 15-year-old Howard Hwang who felt compelled to write about his distaste for visiting museums.  His piece entitled “Why museums suck” seems to have already generated an interesting response from the museum community and beyond, so…