Highlights of this year’s Museum Awareness Month

ART BEYOND SIGHT AWARENESS MONTH 2013 October 3-27  The Lithuanian Library for the Blind offers a special educational program. It includes a tour of the Lithuanian Library for the Blind and a visit to the Lithuanian Blindness History Museum (a department of the Library). The Museum's permanent collection contains exhibits and photographs revealing the 85 years …

Art Beyond Sight Interviews Michelle Lopez (Queens Museum)

INTERVIEW WITH MICHELLE LOPEZ published by Art Beyond Sight, Oct, 2013 Michelle Lopez is the senior program coordinator of Queens Museum of Art. Having served children and families on the autism spectrum as an ABA Instructor, counselor and trainer, she is now working with Queens Museum of Art’s ArtAccess library programs and coordinates the Autism …

Family Friendly Museum Awards (repost from the Telegraph, UK)

Family Friendly Museum Awards: great museums for half-term (repost from http://www.telegraph.co.uk) Thousands of readers have nominated museums for our Family Friendly Museum Awards. Here are the best longlisted entries to take your children to at half-term. A fun way to learn: children enjoy the exhibits at the North Lincolnshire Museum, which is running an Egyptian …

Very useful document on Interpretation, incluiding Label-writing Guidelines, from the Minneapolis Institute of Arts

Interpretation at The Minneapolis Institute of Arts In 1993 The Minneapolis Institute of Arts formed a joint committee made up of educators and curators to produce a document, which formed the foundation for planning and interpretation during a reinstallation of the museum’s permanent collection. This information was made public in 2008 and is still one …

Martin Roth’s keynote speech at Museums Association conference, Edinburgh 2012

"On Friday 9 November I was invited to give the keynote speech at the Museums Association conference. Here is that speech in full for you to read... It’s always a pleasure to come to Edinburgh. And it is a double pleasure to be invited here to meet so many of my friends in the Museums …

Comparing ‘environmentalism’ and ‘sustainability’

Comparing 'environmentalism' and 'sustainability' Sustainability champion and educator, Alan AtKisson, compares these two concepts. There is a modest, but growing, movement within the museum field that is promoting the importance of sustainability, or at least operational efficiency (to reduce costs and waste). I wonder how museum professionals are grappling with these concepts, because there are …

The Role of the Campus Museum in an Age of Distributed Education (Repost from Future of Museums Blog)

The Role of the Campus Museum in an Age of Distributed Education The “future of the campus museum” discussion continues with this guest post by Rebecca Nagy, director of the Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art at the University of Florida, a trustee of the Association of Art Museum Directors and President of the Florida …