Nina Simon pos-book discussion thread: Putting theory into practice


As we discussed in class we will use this thread (and this thread alone, just “reply”) to discuss our reactions to Participatory Museum, especially in relation to Nina’s new role as Director of the Museum of Art & History in Santa Cruz, CA.

Here are some links that details this work that you should read to prompt a discussion of her ideas as presented in the book, and now her short track record as director.

Cover article feature in Good Times Santa Cruz magazine

http://goodtimessantacruz.com/good-times-cover-stories/2900-museum-20.html

Some of her Museum 2.0 blog posts releative to her new(ish) job (pick some that look interesting to you)

On Saying Yes: http://museumtwo.blogspot.com/2011/09/on-saying-yes.html

Does Your Audience Really Need to be Hip: http://museumtwo.blogspot.com/2011/09/does-your-institution-really-need-to-be.html

Fundraising as Participatory Experience: http://museumtwo.blogspot.com/2011/09/fundraising-as-participatory-practice.html

Public Service http://museumtwo.blogspot.com/2011/07/public-service-advocacy-and.html

Empowering Staff to Take Creative Risks: http://museumtwo.blogspot.com/2011/05/empowering-staff-to-take-creative-risks.html

Find your own!

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