museums

  • Google Cultural Institute Adds 42 Exhibitions: Brings Stories Of D-Day, Apartheid, Holocaust Online

    Google Cultural Institute Adds 42 Exhibitions: Brings Stories Of D-Day, Apartheid, Holocaust Online

    Google’s Cultural Institute¬†expanded its work with museums, foundations and other archives to bring online 42 new historical exhibitions which help tell the stories of several major events taking place over the past century. Working with 17 partners on this latest effort, the online exhibitions debuting today include stories of Apartheid, D-Day, and the Holocaust told through… Read More

  • This Robotic Museum Docent Will Lead You To Your Doom (Or The Next Exhibit)

    This Robotic Museum Docent Will Lead You To Your Doom (Or The Next Exhibit)

    BIB is a line-following robot that just took a job at the Technical Museum in Malmo, Sweden. She leads guests around the exhibits, talking about each one, and she stares at them malevolently with her single LCD eye. Voiced by Swedish comedienne Anna Blomberg, BIB can keep herself from hitting other patrons and will ask for help if she falls over or falls off her line. Read More

  • Time To Tweet The Art: Museum-Analytics.org Keeps Tabs On Curatorial Social Media

    Time To Tweet The Art: Museum-Analytics.org Keeps Tabs On Curatorial Social Media

    To paraphrase Cracker, I suspect what the world needs now is another method to assess the social metrics of various museums around the world like I need a hole in the head, but presumably this information is important to someone out there, so here goes. Museum-Analytics.org is a site with a simple mission: to calculate the social reach of various museums. The service uses various and… Read More

  • Video tour of Star Trek: The Exhibition at Philadelphia's Franklin Institute

    Jeff Victor of STARFLEET, the International Star Trek Fan Association, recently showed me around the 12,500-foot Star Trek exhibit at Philadelphia’s Franklin Institute. We laughed, we cried, we played a little Dabo. Good times indeed. Read More

  • 'Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination' exhibit

    'Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination' exhibit

    http://progressive.playstream.com/playstream/progressive/flashplayers/FLVPlayer.swf Peter the Ha and I are here in Philadelphia for the Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination exhibit at The Franklin Institute. We’ll be posting photos and videos from the show throughout the weekend. Metaphors be with you. Read More

  • DS Lite Makes Museum Rounds

    DS Lite Makes Museum Rounds


    The Japanese are using the DS Lite for all sorts of stuff. Case in point, museum-goers at Japan’s Nation Western Fine Arts Museum can now borrow a DS Lite from the front desk. The portable comes loaded with all sorts of museum guide information that displays automatically when one enters a particular gallery. Users can sort through information using the unit’s touchscreen and… Read More