Screen shot of #captureParklandia’s Instagram gallery via the web app Slidely

#captureParklandia: A Dive into Social Media & Place-Based Digital Engagement

Editor’s Note: As I near the end of my second year as Director of Education & Public Programs here at the Portland Art Museum, I find myself more interested than ever in how a museum can connect with its community

Screen shot of #captureParklandia’s Instagram gallery via the web app Slidely

#captureParklandia: A Dive into Social Media & Place-Based Digital Engagement

Editor’s Note: As I near the end of my second year as Director of Education & Public Programs here at the Portland Art Museum, I find myself more interested than ever in how a museum can connect with its community

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Barriers to Family Engagement in Museums

Written by Marianna Adams, Audience Focus, with Elizabeth Margulies, Museum of Modern Art Cross-posted from mariannaadams.blogspot.com All three families scheduled for last week had to cancel or reschedule so it gave me some time to think and have some great conversations with

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Barriers to Family Engagement in Museums

Written by Marianna Adams, Audience Focus, with Elizabeth Margulies, Museum of Modern Art Cross-posted from mariannaadams.blogspot.com All three families scheduled for last week had to cancel or reschedule so it gave me some time to think and have some great conversations with

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Falling in Love with Your Visitors

Written by Marianna Adams, Audience Focus, 2014 Educator-in-Residence at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Cross-posted from mariannaadams.blogspot.com I know this sounds a bit too new-agey but it’s what keeps coming up for me after my first full week in my residency at

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Falling in Love with Your Visitors

Written by Marianna Adams, Audience Focus, 2014 Educator-in-Residence at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Cross-posted from mariannaadams.blogspot.com I know this sounds a bit too new-agey but it’s what keeps coming up for me after my first full week in my residency at

Figure 1: I did this awkward little drawing as a composite memory of many family programs in different museums. While this is from my experience, try a Google image search for "family programs in art museums” and you will find, amidst lots of pictures of kids making art, some images that have this same basic choreography. Yes, the odd tilt of the painting bothers me too.

Towards a More Mindful Practice

Written by Marianna Adams, Audience Focus, 2014 Educator-in-Residence at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Cross-posted from mariannaadams.blogspot.com Amid many possible areas of exploration I considered for my residency at the Gardner Museum, I decided to see if I can bring more mindfulness

Figure 1: I did this awkward little drawing as a composite memory of many family programs in different museums. While this is from my experience, try a Google image search for "family programs in art museums” and you will find, amidst lots of pictures of kids making art, some images that have this same basic choreography. Yes, the odd tilt of the painting bothers me too.

Towards a More Mindful Practice

Written by Marianna Adams, Audience Focus, 2014 Educator-in-Residence at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Cross-posted from mariannaadams.blogspot.com Amid many possible areas of exploration I considered for my residency at the Gardner Museum, I decided to see if I can bring more mindfulness

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What Might Museums Look Like in the Future? NMC Virtual Symposium

Submitted by Alex Freeman, Director of Special Projects, New Media Consortium The New Media Consortium’s upcoming Future of Museums Symposium will bring together a collaborative global conversation around issues of technology, museums, and the future. This free, online Virtual Symposium will be held

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What Might Museums Look Like in the Future? NMC Virtual Symposium

Submitted by Alex Freeman, Director of Special Projects, New Media Consortium The New Media Consortium’s upcoming Future of Museums Symposium will bring together a collaborative global conversation around issues of technology, museums, and the future. This free, online Virtual Symposium will be held

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Museums … So What?

Editor’s Note: Every once in a while I read something that I simply must share as widely as I can.  And although I have not frequently used ArtMuseumTeaching.com as a site for re-blogging, I greatly value the dialogue and discussion that

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Museums … So What?

Editor’s Note: Every once in a while I read something that I simply must share as widely as I can.  And although I have not frequently used ArtMuseumTeaching.com as a site for re-blogging, I greatly value the dialogue and discussion that

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Have You Ever Had a Transformative Experience With Art?

Have you ever had a transformative experience with a work of art? I’m collecting as many stories as possible about the experiences people have had with artworks. Please share your story (anonymously if you like) at this Google Form. Want

Photo by Brian Koprowski. Creative Commons Attribution -NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic.

Have You Ever Had a Transformative Experience With Art?

Have you ever had a transformative experience with a work of art? I’m collecting as many stories as possible about the experiences people have had with artworks. Please share your story (anonymously if you like) at this Google Form. Want