Asking a curator about social media – Talking about museums & social media at #AskACurator 2013

On September 18th 2013 there was #AskACurator Day on Twitter – more than 600 international museums were taking part. During the day I came to talk to 14 museums: The art museum The Hyde collection in Glen Falls, NY (@HydeCollection), the Museum Galleries Scotland in Edinburgh (@MuseumsGalScot), the Scottish art museum and gallery The McManus in Dundee (@McManusDundee), the British … >>>

Blogging museums & archives: Why blogging does not need to be a waste of time

On the occasion of the two-year’s birthday of their blog the German archives in the county of Siegen-Wittgenstein started a so-called “blog-parade” and asked other bloggers to come with their ideas why archives should write blogs. I want to discuss the subject a bit broader, because I think the same reasons apply to museums and galleries, too. During the workshop … >>>

Formidling på Instagram: Gode eksempler

En af museernes kerneopgaver er at formidle viden til – alle. Traditionelt foregår dette selvfølgelig i en museumsbygning ved hjælp af udstillinger af originale historiske genstande eller kunstværker. Jeg mener dog at museer også kan (og burde) opfylde deres formidlingsopgave udenfor museet. Det gør de fleste allerede ved hjælp af publikationer som bøger og kataloger, hvor de præsenterer deres forskningsresultater. … >>>

Who owns culture? – Impressions from Denmark and Germany

The Danish town Aarhus, which is going to be Europe’s Cultural Capital 2017, is constructing a new waterfront as many other seaports: Huge, modern buildings of cement and glass are going to replace old harbour industries. In many places big office buildings and at the best new opera houses have been raised. But in Denmark people chose libraries to be … >>>