AAM Media & Technology

AAM Media & Technology The Media & Technology (M&T) Professional Network of the American Alliance of Museums strives to identify, access and advocate a broad variety of uses for media and technology that help museum professionals meet the needs of their diverse publics.

Have a #musetech, #museweb, or #musesocial project that deserves recognition? Apply by noon on Feb for an awards in our ...
02/05/2020

Have a #musetech, #museweb, or #musesocial project that deserves recognition?

Apply by noon on Feb for an awards in our 9 categories!

Info: bit.ly/2ujg9tm

Center for the Future of Museums
02/04/2020
Center for the Future of Museums

Center for the Future of Museums

Fun and useful resource!

"The library (with ephemera dating back to the 15th century) has made over 150,000 illustrations from their collection available for free, high-resolution download. There are also a number of tools available, like “search features to find species by taxonomy and an option to monitor online conversations related to books and articles.”

Don't wait to apply! Deadline is noon on February 28th.
02/03/2020
American Alliance of Museums

Don't wait to apply! Deadline is noon on February 28th.

Has your gallery, library, archive, or #museum engaged audiences using innovative #digital means, or do you know one that has? Nominate your institution or one you love for a 2020 AAM Media & Technology MUSE award.

Check out who won last year and submit your nomination by February 28!

😍📽️ Did you work on great video content in the last year? Last year Getty won Gold in Video for "Getty Unshuttered." 📲 A...
01/30/2020

😍📽️ Did you work on great video content in the last year?

Last year Getty won Gold in Video for "Getty Unshuttered."

📲 Apply for a MUSE Award for #AAM2020 before Feb. 28: http://ow.ly/a3Hj50y2rVe

Apply for an award in Research and Innovation for this year's MUSE Awards!Last year's Gold winner was "Facial Recognitio...
01/29/2020

Apply for an award in Research and Innovation for this year's MUSE Awards!

Last year's Gold winner was "Facial Recognition Personalization Software" by National Soccer Hall of Fame ⚽

🚨 Apply now: http://ow.ly/8oRL50y2rwL #AAM2020 #musetech

🎧 Did you work on a podcast for your GLAM last year?📲 Apply for a Muse Award today! http://ow.ly/qvK250y2qVo Last year, ...
01/28/2020

🎧 Did you work on a podcast for your GLAM last year?

📲 Apply for a Muse Award today! http://ow.ly/qvK250y2qVo

Last year, the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco took home Gold for “Beyond the Paint: Contemporary Muslim Fashions.”

What are the 9 MUSE Award Categories?1. AR, VR, and Mixed Reality2. Digital Campaign3. Enterprise Technology4. Mobile Ex...
01/27/2020
MUSE Award Categories

What are the 9 MUSE Award Categories?

1. AR, VR, and Mixed Reality

2. Digital Campaign

3. Enterprise Technology

4. Mobile Experience

5. Online Experience

6. Onsite Digital Experience

7. Podcasts

8. Research and Innovation

9. Video, Film, Animation, and Live Media or Digital Performances

Learn more & apply: http://ow.ly/d6AC50y2rbw

There are 9 categories of MUSE awards. One must be selected for each application you submit. The descriptions below will help you determine which category best suits the program you are nominating.…

Does your museum have an engaging onsite digital experience? Last year's Muse Award winner in Onsite Digital Experience ...
01/27/2020

Does your museum have an engaging onsite digital experience?

Last year's Muse Award winner in Onsite Digital Experience was "ANiMAL - Art Science Nature Society" by the National Palace Museum. 🐄🐃🐂

🔗 Apply now for a Muse Award at #AAM2020. http://ow.ly/kEyt50y2quS

Did you work on an Online Experience for your GLAM in the last year?📲 Apply now for a Muse Award: http://ow.ly/SbcS50y2q...
01/26/2020

Did you work on an Online Experience for your GLAM in the last year?

📲 Apply now for a Muse Award: http://ow.ly/SbcS50y2q7o

Last year Paul Mellon Centre for British Art Studies took home the gold for "The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition: A Chronicle, 1769–2018.”

Does your GLAM have a new mobile experience?📲 Apply now for a Muse Award (Deadline: Feb 28): http://ow.ly/cFtd50y2pU3👁️ ...
01/25/2020

Does your GLAM have a new mobile experience?

📲 Apply now for a Muse Award (Deadline: Feb 28): http://ow.ly/cFtd50y2pU3

👁️ Last year Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden & Antenna International won gold for their in-gallery art guide, Hirshhorn Eye (Hi for short).

Last year's Gold Muse winner in the Enterprise Technology category was the Getty Docent Website by Getty. Does your GLAM...
01/24/2020

Last year's Gold Muse winner in the Enterprise Technology category was the Getty Docent Website by Getty.

Does your GLAM have new non-visitor facing tech?

💬 Apply now for this year's awards: http://ow.ly/WCdy50y2pmD

Deadline to apply is Feb 28.

🐏 Last year's GOLD Muse award winner in the Digital Campaign category was “look at this absolute unit.” by The Museum of...
01/23/2020

🐏 Last year's GOLD Muse award winner in the Digital Campaign category was “look at this absolute unit.” by The Museum of English Rural Life

Don't be sheepish.

📲 Apply for the #AAM2020 awards today: http://ow.ly/M27350y2oCC #musesocial

🏆 Last year's GOLD Muse award in AR, VR, and Mixed Reality went to SFMOMA San Francisco Museum of Modern Art for “René M...
01/22/2020

🏆 Last year's GOLD Muse award in AR, VR, and Mixed Reality went to SFMOMA San Francisco Museum of Modern Art for “René Magritte: The Fifth Season Interpretive Gallery.”

Throw your hat in the ring this year!

Apply now: http://ow.ly/HpLF50y2olm

🎉Applications for this year's #MuseAwards is now open!Have a #musetech, #museweb, or #musesocial project that deserves r...
01/21/2020

🎉Applications for this year's #MuseAwards is now open!

Have a #musetech, #museweb, or #musesocial project that deserves recognition? Apply for awards in our 9 categories!

🔗 Apply here: https://bit.ly/2ujg9tm

🎉Applications for this year's #MuseAwards is now open!Have a #musetech, #museweb, or #musesocial project that deserves r...
01/21/2020

🎉Applications for this year's #MuseAwards is now open!

Have a #musetech, #museweb, or #musesocial project that deserves recognition? Apply for awards in our 9 categories!

🔗 Apply here: https://bit.ly/2ujg9tm

Does your institution have guidelines for image descriptions? Share them!Cooper Hewitt has a great one here. 👇 #museweb ...
12/17/2019
Cooper Hewitt Guidelines for Image Description | Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Does your institution have guidelines for image descriptions? Share them!

Cooper Hewitt has a great one here. 👇 #museweb #musetech

Cooper Hewitt Guidelines for Image Description On Striving for Digital Inclusion Museums provide robust content for people to interact with across digital platforms. As cultural organizations continue to develop more advanced experiences, it is essential that they consider all audiences during the c...

Learn more about Tate's use of augmented reality.
12/07/2019
Augmenting abstraction: Facebook Expands AR Experiences with Tate

Learn more about Tate's use of augmented reality.

From simple masks and photo filters to responsive and contextualized experiences, millions of people use augmented reality (AR) tools across Facebook, Instagram, Messenger, and Portal. AR effects let us supplement the real world with the digital in creative, engaging ways. And today, Facebook is sha...

“Modern conservation and restoration practices are underpinned by cutting edge technologies. An increasing number of cul...
12/04/2019
How Notre Dame and Rijksmuseum boosted public engagement with restoration and conservation - Museums + Heritage Advisor

“Modern conservation and restoration practices are underpinned by cutting edge technologies. An increasing number of cultural institutions are also leveraging the latest audio-visual and social media innovations to boost engagement with the processes safeguarding priceless artworks and artefacts.”

We take a look at how Notre Dame and Rijksmuseum have boosted public engagement with restoration and conservation in 2019

The Noguchi Museum announced the digital launch of The Isamu Noguchi Archive and an update of The Isamu Noguchi Catalogu...
12/02/2019
The Noguchi Museum launches new online archive and updated Catalogue Raisonné

The Noguchi Museum announced the digital launch of The Isamu Noguchi Archive and an update of The Isamu Noguchi Catalogue Raisonné.

This expansion includes 60,000 archival photographs, manuscripts, and drawings by the Japanese-American artist and landscape architect, some of which are fully accessible to the public for the first time.

The Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Noguchi Museum have launched the The Isamu Noguchi Archive, putting 60,000 pieces of work on digital display.

Hyperallergic
11/25/2019
Hyperallergic

Hyperallergic

A study closely followed 25 participants of the Art and Dementia program at National Gallery of Australia in Canberra, finding that art helps balance cortisol levels and decrease "sundowning.”

#MuseSocial Job Alert in the UK 👇
11/12/2019
Social Media Officer in London | Careers at Carlton House Terrace

#MuseSocial Job Alert in the UK 👇

The Social Media Officer is responsible for managing our social media channels and activities. Job scope - Take responsibility for maintaining and growing the Society’s engagement and presence on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram and Pinterest - Develop and implement the organisation’s soci...

🎨 Conservators come out of back rooms into public spaces, sharing the once closely held secrets of restoring works of ar...
10/30/2019
Preserving the Past for Museum Visitors of the Future

🎨 Conservators come out of back rooms into public spaces, sharing the once closely held secrets of restoring works of art.

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston is getting ready to open a $24 million center that will allow visitors to watch conservators at work. Read more in the The New York Times.

Conservators come out of back rooms into public spaces, sharing the once closely held secrets of restoring works of art.

"...at times, their solutions do not consider accessibility in another sense: design that ensures access for all users, ...
10/29/2019
Museums Are Finally Taking Accessibility for Visitors with Disabilities Seriously

"...at times, their solutions do not consider accessibility in another sense: design that ensures access for all users, including visitors with physical impairments, intellectual disabilities, mental health conditions, or vision or hearing disabilities." Via Artsy

Museums are finally taking a proactive approach to making their spaces and programs truly accessible, but there is still ample room for improvement.

Museums are taking steps to acknowledge the role of slavery in the lives of some of the nation’s most revered figures.Le...
10/29/2019
Displaying, not Hiding, the Reality of Slave Labor in Art

Museums are taking steps to acknowledge the role of slavery in the lives of some of the nation’s most revered figures.

Learn more about The Chrysler Museum of Art in The New York Times.

Museums are taking steps to acknowledge the role of slavery in the lives of some of the nation’s most revered figures.

A new VR experience lets users explore the “Melckmeyt” without diving into Iceland’s freezing waters. 🌊 Via Smithsonian ...
10/27/2019
Take a Virtual Tour of a 17th-Century Shipwreck

A new VR experience lets users explore the “Melckmeyt” without diving into Iceland’s freezing waters. 🌊 Via Smithsonian Magazine

A new VR experience lets users explore the

Center for the Future of Museums
10/25/2019
Center for the Future of Museums

Center for the Future of Museums

More of this, please!
Brooklyn Museum

"The city’s Project Reset allows people with no criminal record who are arrested for low-level offenses — fare beating, painting graffiti, shoplifting, and trespassing, among others — to avoid prosecution and incarceration by taking a two-hour course at the Brooklyn Museum. After finishing the course, cases are dismissed, arrest records are sealed, and no criminal court record is registered."

“The focus of this project may be to give the public a chance to experience new artists through innovative technologies,...
10/25/2019
Paris’s digital art museum launches ambitious interactive competition

“The focus of this project may be to give the public a chance to experience new artists through innovative technologies, but it also shows how visitors can engage and share art when digital design and interactive experiences are combined on such an ambitious scale.” Via The Guardian

Atelier des Lumières opens festival dedicated to graphic and immersive digital design, with surreal and exciting results

Museum job: Email Marketing Coordinator at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art and the Momentary.
10/18/2019
Email Marketing Coordinator

Museum job: Email Marketing Coordinator at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art and the Momentary.

Position Overview: The Email Marketing Coordinator will serve as a key member of the Communications team working to expand...

Museum job: Web Content and Digital Media Specialist at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. #musetech
10/17/2019
Web Content and Digital Media Specialist

Museum job: Web Content and Digital Media Specialist at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. #musetech

Position Overview: This job is a great opportunity for an experienced web content manager with skills in user-centered design,...

Center for the Future of Museums
09/24/2019
Center for the Future of Museums

Center for the Future of Museums

Norman Rockwell Museum welcomes new citizens

"On the walls overlooking the proceedings hung the iconic portraits of Americans and American life painted by Norman Rockwell, artwork that embodied the character of Americans as did the hopeful expressions on the faces of these new citizens."

Center for the Future of Museums
09/18/2019
Center for the Future of Museums

Center for the Future of Museums

"The Louvre currently has a free admission policy for refugees and asylum seekers, and the trained tour guides may give tours in more languages than just Arabic and French. "

“With companies racing to develop Shazam for art, we see what instant-identification apps really add to your experience ...
09/13/2019
Wondering Who Did That Painting? There’s an App (or Two) for That

“With companies racing to develop Shazam for art, we see what instant-identification apps really add to your experience in museums and galleries.”— The New York Times

Does your museum use an app or a web browser?

With companies racing to develop Shazam for art, we see what instant-identification apps really add to your experience in museums and galleries.

Center for the Future of Museums
09/07/2019
Center for the Future of Museums

Center for the Future of Museums

Kudos to the Wellcome Collection for truly accessible & inclusive design.

"The museum consulted extensively with disabled people, but also people with autism and mental health conditions, while designing the show. They advised on issues including how display labels were written and the height that photos were hung on walls."

“This is a real shift, conceptually, of what museums are, what they mean to communities, how they interact with their co...
09/04/2019
Instagram this: The Albright-Knox Art Gallery is cool again

“This is a real shift, conceptually, of what museums are, what they mean to communities, how they interact with their communities.”

Read how Albright-Knox Art Gallery engages Buffalo’s millennial and Gen Z population.

The Albright-Knox Art Gallery, poised for a major expansion, has attracted a young and increasingly diverse audience in recent years.

Virtual reality brings The Barnes Foundation outside the museum and into the neighborhoods.The VR experience is part of ...
09/04/2019
VR simulation of the Barnes collection coming to a Philly library near you

Virtual reality brings The Barnes Foundation outside the museum and into the neighborhoods.

The VR experience is part of a package of community outreach efforts at the Barnes to connect with residents in outlying neighborhoods or those who feel culturally alienated by museums.

The Barnes Foundation is using a virtual reality simulation of its famous collection to reach city residents where they are — libraries, recreation centers and senior centers.

“The proposed set includes not only minifigures of Salvador Dalí, Frida Kahlo, Pablo Picasso and Andy Warhol, but also t...
08/21/2019
Lego could get artsy with proposed Warhol, Kahlo, Dalí and Picasso set

“The proposed set includes not only minifigures of Salvador Dalí, Frida Kahlo, Pablo Picasso and Andy Warhol, but also their studios filled with the artists' personal possessions, paintings and other artwork.”

This fan-suggested set on Lego Ideas pays tribute to artists of the 20th century.

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