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Museumhive Meetup, 4/27, Museums and Action w/ Beka Economopoulos

How do museums, art and environmental activism interface? Coming on the heels of Earth Day and the March for Science, our next meetup will feature a Google Hangout with Beka Economopoulos, co-founder of The Natural History Museum, a mobile and pop-up museum based in Brooklyn that focuses on principles of scientific inquiry, and invites visitors to explore the social and political forces that shape nature. Beka will talk about how collaborations with scientists and local communities can make museums more relevant in a time of profound environmental and social change, toward a vision of building a more inclusive and just society.

Beka has two decades of experience working within the advocacy and sustainability sectors, including Director of Online Organizing at Greenpeace, and is a Co-founder of Not An Alternative–a collective that works at the intersection of art, activism and critical theory. Named in The New York Times and ArtNet’s “Best in Art in 2015” round-ups, Not An Alternative has presented work at museums around the world, including Tate Modern, Guggenheim, PS1/MOMA, Queens Museum, Brooklyn Museum, MOCAD, and Museo Del Arte Moderno.

Schedule, Thursday 4/27:

6pm – 7pm: social hour with cash bar and music with co-host New England Museum Association
7pm – 8pm: Google Hangout with Beka Economopoulos, with Q&A from the hive

Please register for the free event if possible to give us a heads up on planning.

Location:

District Hall, 75 Northern Avenue Boston (near the ICA)

 

This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services grant MG-45-16-0029-16. The views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this website do not necessarily represent those of the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Museumhive also is grateful for support from District Hall, a dedicated civic space where Boston’s innovation community can gather and exchange ideas. District Hall offers a unique combination of open workspace, classrooms, assembly space, flexible use ‘pods’, and writable surfaces everywhere!  Also stop by for coffee and food at Brew and Gather.

 

 

 

Museumhive Meetup: Kimberly Drew Google Hangout, Roxbury Innovation Center, 4/13/17

We’re delighted to announce our next meetup and Google Hangout event with Kimberly Drew, social media manager at The Met in NY. Kimberly is a leading thinker in the museum world focusing on black culture and art, with a wide range of media articles written about her work, including “Best Instagram Accounts to Follow” on FastCompany Design, and “4 Black Women Making the Art World More Inclusive” in New York Magazine.

Kimberly was recently named a “Brooklyn 100 Influencer” by Brooklyn Magazine, where she described a beautiful world where “more marginalized people enter institutions, learn the rules, and shatter and restructure them.”

The event will be held at the Roxbury Innovation Center, 2300 Washington Street, Boston.  The Center is less than a 10 minute Lyft/Uber/cab ride from the Museum of Fine Arts. Please get in touch via our contact form if you’re interested in meeting at the MFA to share a ride.

Social hour from 6pm to 7pm with cash bar and DJ
Google Hangout with Kimberly Drew from 7pm to 8pm.

(courtesy Boston Globe)

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Museumhive: Meetup on 10/26; Nina Simon Google Hangout

We may still be working on this site, but we’re moving full speed ahead with plans! Primed to have Nina Simon as our first Hangout guest talking with us about museums and relevance.  We’ll also be talking about the Museumhive plan where we collectively create documents about connecting museums and communities. 10/26/16 at District Hall in Boston.  The big picture: developing a model where colleagues across an industry meet up informally and develop community content that moves the field forward. Sign up for our e-Newsletter so we can keep you posted. Schedule:

  • 6pm to 6:45 social time with DJ and cash bar
  • 6:45 to 7pm Museumhive intro and overview
  • 7pm to 7:30 Hangout with Nina Simon, Q&A

Please register for the (free) event here to reserve your spot.