mcn 2015


This week I’m attending the Museum Computer Network annual conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota. It’s one of my favorite gatherings each year, full of people committed to rethinking, reworking, and remixing how we do our jobs.

From the MCN site:

The world continues to move past the simple physical/digital dialectic towards a more nuanced matrix of architectures uniting digital and material culture. During this year’s MCN conference, we’ll consider how the museum experience is expanded through the marrying of the physical and the digital, the back office and the visitor, the screen and the vitrine. How will we utilize embodied, digitally responsive, and inclusive methods and approaches to build 21st-century literacies with our audiences?

My brain’s already spinning and I’m sure it will take weeks to unpack everything but I’m learning so much. I look forward to sharing it here!

on view: diversity in the arts

When the Ford Foundation announced significant changes in its grantmaking scope to focus entirely on addressing inequality, the news reverberated throughout the philanthropy world. In this conversation, Ford Foundation President Darren Walker and Museum of Modern Art President Emerita Agnes Gund discuss inequality in museums.

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stayed on freedom

If I am truly free, who can tell me how much of my freedom I can have today? – Fannie Lou Hamer