#AloneTogether — Museums in the Time of Coronavirus

April 22, 2020 / 0 comments

#AloneTogether — Museums in the Time of Coronavirus While much of the nation’s attention has been directed to the healthcare and financial sectors, the fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted every industry, including the museum field. As institutions that pride themselves on bringing history, art, and science to the public in person, stay-at-home orders implemented across…

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The NYS Museum is Going Live

April 22, 2020 / 0 comments

It is easy to focus on the negatives of a worldwide pandemic; what you are no longer able to do and where you are no longer able to go. While there are devastating ramifications for all of us, there is still a silver lining, a positive side we can all look towards. One of these…

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Beacons in the Dark

April 22, 2020 / 0 comments

How Museums are Keeping their Collections Open while the World is Closed Just a few months ago, none of this seemed possible, or even imaginable. While we were all still enjoying our winter holidays and celebrating the start of a new year, the first wave of patients in China were already being treated for an insidious…

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Art in the time of COVID19

April 22, 2020 / 0 comments

A blog post on the social media challenge “Between Art and Quarantine” during the COVID19 pandemic. As museums shut their doors, lay off their employees, and prepare for substantial losses of revenue during the COVID19 pandemic, art enthusiasts are moving to online platforms to engage with media, museum collections, and each other. Lists have been…

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Evolving Digital Opportunities in Collections Management

April 14, 2020 / 0 comments

An Interview with John Hansen, Collections Manager, Division of Anthropology at the American Museum of Natural History The American Museum of Natural History, Ajay Suresh 2019 John Hansen is the Collections Manager for the Division of Anthropology at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. The Division of Anthropology is preparing to move from…

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Ways of Seeing Virtually

April 4, 2020 / 0 comments

An essay on the digital trend virtual reality in museums and in the wider cultural sector. Completed for Info 683: Museums and Digital Strategy. At the Night of Philosophy and Ideas, an all night event hosted by the Brooklyn Public Library, a room was dedicated to two virtual reality projects. One was an animated post…

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“Muse your museum life” — How I Met JiaJia Fei

February 14, 2020 / 0 comments

“My Muse of Museum Life” — How I Met JiaJia Fei https://medium.com/media/543c2d8e25ef1a1b19eff7d8b023ed09/href The following is an interview with JiaJia Fei, Director of Digital at the Jewish Museum, New York City. I met JiaJia on March 14th. But before that, I met her through social media. Every photo she posted was a reflection of her perspective on art, space, and…

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Interview with Douglas Hegley

February 14, 2020 / 0 comments

Chief Digital Officer at the Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia) By Gloriana Amador Agüero Douglas Hegley. Source: HMG Strategy Back in1915, in the Twin Cities of Minnesota, the Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia) opened its doors to inspire the community through art and creativity. With more than 89,000 objects, visitors have enjoyed art from diverse cultures displayed in…

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Importance of Highlighting Digital Engagement for the Audience in Digital Strategies

February 14, 2020 / 0 comments

Caroline Baer Introduction Cooper Hewitt With digital strategies becoming more and more prominent as part of museum planning, it is important to consider all that can be involved with them. The behind-the-scenes work in the museum is vital to its running. The data collection, digitization, increase of social media, and updated and easy-to-run websites are…

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A Conversation with Rosanna Flouty

February 14, 2020 / 0 comments

Rosanna Flouty (image from NYU faculty page) I had the privilege of speaking with Rosanna Flouty, museum studies professor at NYU and museum professional, at her office in Greenwich Village. Rosanna’s work has brought her to museums like the Guggenheim, the ICA Boston, the Whitney, and the Broad. Oftentimes, she has positioned herself at the forefront…

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Digital Partnerships: Reflections on a Conversation w.

February 14, 2020 / 0 comments

Digital Partnerships: Reflections on a Conversation w. Cuseum (Image c/o Boston Business Journal) Last Wednesday Pratt Emerging Museum Professionals (also known as PEMP, a student affiliate group of the National Emerging Museum Professional Network) hosted a talk with Dan Sullivan, Head of Growth Partnership for Cuseum. Cuseum is a company that partners with museums and cultural institutions…

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“Seeing Through Photographs” — Evaluation of MoMA’s online course

February 13, 2020 / 0 comments

“Seeing Through Photographs” — Evaluation of MoMA’s online course written by Gloriana Amador and Marta Mikłaszewicz This post is a summary of the research project conducted at Pratt Institute in the spring semester of 2019 as part of the INFO 685 course: Digital Analytics: Web, Mobile and Social Media in collaboration with The Museum of Modern Art. The Museum…

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“Build the data and they will come” Thinking Digitally in MoMA’s Archives

February 13, 2020 / 0 comments

© Timothy Hursley via moma.org Last week I had the pleasure of speaking with Jonathan Lill, an archivist at MoMA who is working at the forefront of Linked Data projects in the museum world. We spoke about his journey into the world of archives, particularly the digital practices and strategies that enhance and enrich data in…

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SEO Audit — 5 national museums in Central Europe: Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary

February 13, 2020 / 0 comments

SEO Audit — 5 national museums in Central Europe: Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary In March 2019, I performed SEO audit of the websites of 5 national museums based in Central Europe: Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary. In my analysis, I looked into 5 categories: Search, HTML, Architecture, Content and Social Media. In this blog post,…

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Digital Strategy at The Cooper Hewitt

February 13, 2020 / 0 comments

Cooper Hewitt Logo Since its establishment, the Cooper Hewitt has been committed to educate, inspires and empowers people through design by bringing innovation and successful museum digital strategies. To understand more how the museum approaches its digital strategies, I had the opportunity and pleasure to interview Carolyn Royston, Chief Experience Officer at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum….

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Interview with Old Stone House Executive Director Kimberly Maier

February 13, 2020 / 0 comments

Executive Director Kimberly Maier, Photo from Kimberly Maier When thinking of the Old Stone House, digital is likely not the first thing that comes to mind. Important in many eras of Brooklyn and American history, the building was a focal point in the Battle of Brooklyn, it was the original clubhouse of the Brooklyn Dodgers and…

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“Seeing Through Photographs” — Evaluation of MoMA’s online course

August 14, 2019 / 0 comments

“Seeing Through Photographs” — Evaluation of MoMA’s online course written by Gloriana Amador and Marta Mikłaszewicz This post is a summary of the research project conducted at Pratt Institute in the spring semester of 2019 as part of the INFO 685 course: Digital Analytics: Web, Mobile and Social Media in collaboration with The Museum of Modern Art. The Museum…

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“Build the data and they will come” Thinking Digitally in MoMA’s Archives

July 16, 2019 / 0 comments

© Timothy Hursley via moma.org Last week I had the pleasure of speaking with Jonathan Lill, an archivist at MoMA who is working at the forefront of Linked Data projects in the museum world. We spoke about his journey into the world of archives, particularly the digital practices and strategies that enhance and enrich data in…

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SEO Audit — 5 national museums in Central Europe: Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary

June 23, 2019 / 0 comments

SEO Audit — 5 national museums in Central Europe: Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary In March 2019, I performed SEO audit of the websites of 5 national museums based in Central Europe: Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary. In my analysis, I looked into 5 categories: Search, HTML, Architecture, Content and Social Media. In this blog post,…

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Digital Strategy at The Cooper Hewitt

June 19, 2019 / 0 comments

Cooper Hewitt Logo Since its establishment, the Cooper Hewitt has been committed to educate, inspires and empowers people through design by bringing innovation and successful museum digital strategies. To understand more how the museum approaches its digital strategies, I had the opportunity and pleasure to interview Carolyn Royston, Chief Experience Officer at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum….

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