What is a Museum Conservator? The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco explain.
Love this art crate stencil: don’t leave art crate exposed to the sun. #museums (at Indianapolis Museum Of Art (IMA))
Horizon Report 2011: Museum Edition.
Not a lot new here, but it’s always interesting to see how wrong people are in predicting future technologies …
Also, I really don’t really understand at all what is meant by digital preservation as it’s described here. I suppose I should read the report.
I spent last week in Lisbon attending the International Council of Museum’s Committee for Conservation (ICOM-CC) 16th Annual Triennial Conference. It was a really great week not only for the conference but also for all of the interesting folks I met along the way (and, of course, the city!).
I was particularly glad to meet Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN) editor Sarah Everts, who writes the blog “Artful Science.” I’ve been a long-time fan of her important coverage of the intersection between science and art. She’s provided a great write up of the conference in three blog posts (images above grabbed from her blog). Here they are, go read all three!
Sarah Stierch is featured this week in a Smithsonian publication, “The Torch.” She’s interning this summer at the American Archives as their Wikipedia in Residence. Check out the article here or read this to find out what she’s doing this summer.
They’re both on their way to Haifa, Israel to present at Wikimania 2011 to present about their work. Check out the full list of talks here.
A performance of Harry Bertoia’s famous “Sonambient®" works. Pretty awesome. I wonder how many museums own these works. Anyone know?
I could listen to Lonnie Bunch talk every week. Here he’s talking generally about the National Museum of African American History and Culture.