This week, I’ve seen a lot tweets about the relationship between museums and social media. I’ve read through quite a few articles suggested in these tweets and have decided to dedicate this week’s post to my thoughts on the subject. As a 21 year old, I spend a large amount of my time on social… Continue reading Twitter and Instagram, and Snapchat, oh my!
I have now been blogging for six weeks, so I thought this week’s post would be my reaction to blogging in general. Before starting my own blog, I had absolutely no experience writing blog posts. I had visited other blogs before, but I didn’t think that this style of writing would work well for me.… Continue reading Six weeks of blogging
This week I read a very well-written article on the website of Art in America. The article, written by Brian Droitcour and William S. Smith, discusses the ways in which digital technology has infiltrated not only the visitor experience of museums, but also the way in which the museum operates. The article also introduced potential problems that digital… Continue reading Effects of digital technology in the museum
This week in class we focused on participatory museums. I’ve always had a fascination with exhibits that allow the visitor to get involved. I think that it provides an excellent opportunity for visitors to take an active part in their learning and also allows them to connect with other visitors, making their visit a social experience.… Continue reading Participation
As you may have read in my post about the GlassApp from CMOG, this year I participated in #AskACurator Day. This past week, Twitter also saw #AskAnArchivist Day. I wanted to know the history behind these days, how many years they had been around, and what the public on Twitter thought of them so I… Continue reading Ask a museum professional
Last weekend I had the chance to visit a museum that I had never visited and another that I hadn’t visited in a few years. As I was walking through each exhibition in these museums, I paid attention to the ways in which digital technology was being used. For this post, I’m going to discuss my experience with… Continue reading Natural history and news
One aspect of museum websites that I find really interesting is that many of them are responsive. I know I’m a little late to the game as most of the articles about responsive museum websites that I have read were published in 2012, but thanks to my Museums and Digital Technology class, I’m just discovering… Continue reading A response to responsiveness