Your Creative Stories

Originally posted on Creativity in Museum Practice:
  In the book, our colleagues from around the world share stories about their own creative practices. We’ll feature a story or two on a regular basis here, beginning with incubation, something we all struggle to find the time to do. During the incubation phase of the creative…

Ég tala ekki íslensku

Things will be quieter here for the next few weeks while I’m off on an Icelandic adventure. But have no fear, there are plenty of museum-themed shenannigans planned (including taking so many inappropriate photos at the Phallological Museum). I’ve already posed in front of A LOT of Viking statues and accidentally sneaked/snuck into one museum,*…

Museum Links

What interested me this week: How can people have the option of paying for digital content? Subbable provides an interesting model. This video of a vintage photo being restored with Photoshop is very cool. Steph Taylor at Eight Crayon Science looks at the representations of science and scientists in Pacific Rim. Go for the awesome…

#MuseumGlossary

Reblogged from Russell Dornan at Wunderkammer: I want to compile a free online resource which provides simple definitions of museum terms which can be hyperlinked to. This will make online writing easier by not having to define every term in each article, as well as having a standard place to go to instead of everyone…

Monday Links

The news, discussions, and people who’ve inspired, challenged, and interested me this week. A new nano-particle spray makes anything waterproof. Science museums, get on this! Blackfish, the new documentary about the death of Sea World trainer Dawn Brancheau, looks at the tensions between captivity, conservation, and education, ultimately asking whether animals like orcas should ever…

Monday Links

Tilda Swinton is presenting a performance piece, The Maybe, at the MOMA, by sleeping in a glass box. As if performing in a David Bowie video wasn’t cool enough… And speaking of David Bowie, the new V&A exhibit on the artist sounds AMAZING. The author of I F*cking Love Science turned out to be a…