And here are a few photos from our meetup with Nina Simon last month. A great event — 60 or so showed up for our networking hour, participation on the writeable walls at innovation space District Hall in Boston, social time with colleagues, and a great conversation with Nina on what is ways of connecting with community beyond the walls of a museum…(Thanks to photographer Sarah Rejouis who provided most of these photos.) Read more
Great Hangout with Nina Simon last night on our first Museumhive meetup! Nina shared her perspective on the distributed museum with thoughts drawn from her new book, The Art of Relevance. To take it a step further, you can browse sample content and purchase the book in print and digital form at www.artofrelevance.org.
And here’s the archived video of the Hangout, Read more
Here we are, after a great event, and we’ve updated the way you can view the archived Hangout with Nina. Best way is to view it through our blog entry, so you can view the notes and add your own comments. Enjoy!
And, please, if you haven’t already, sign up for our e-newsletter in the sidebar – it’s the way we can follow up and send you the URL to the archived video and keep you posted about future events. Thanks!
Here’s the link to Nina’s book in prep for our meetup next week: http://www.artofrelevance.org/
(Note that if shipping time is a concern to get this before the meetup, you can buy a digital version for download. There are also sample chapters available to read for free).
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.
Happy to get word that our proposal to IMLS to explore the “generative meetup” has been approved — we’ll be exploring ways that informal social gatherings among professionals and emerging professionals can generate content beyond the event. Here’s the summary found on IMLS’ website:
The New England Museum Association will explore the “generative meetups” concept by launching the Museumhive project. This new professional development model will connect regional museum professionals with thought leaders to create local content on topics of national interest to the museum profession. The initial theme will focus on “the distributed museum,” a museum not bound by its physical location but integrated throughout its community. The project will support six in-person meetups featuring presentations by national thought leaders talking about their work via live Google Hangouts. After each meetup, staff and volunteers will index and archive the Hangout video, summarize the event on a WordPress site, invite additional contributions via email and Twitter, and then prepare a short e-publication summary designed to help staff connect the topic to their own experiences at their museums. This experimental format for hive-created content will be shared with other museum associations for national replication.