Tag Archives: technology

Keep Calm and Shop On

At one of the museum shops that I work at we have “Bentley Snowflake” earrings. I could tell you the price, the manufacturer, the dimensions and the materials used to make these earrings, but I honestly had no idea what the “Bentley” stood for until about a week ago. The Smithsonian Archives tweeted a resource […]

Confessions of a Tech-aholic

While aimlessly scrolling through Facebook this weekend, I came across this extremely powerful advertisement by Nike. The use of bold white text on a black background, Siri’s voice, and the inclusion of data all combine to yield a highly effective message. It definitely hit home for me – as it was noon on a Sunday […]

Spaces & Places

This week’s guest speaker, Adriel Luis, Curator at the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center, got me thinking about museum spaces. We’ve often discussed in class the differences between the museum spaceĀ and the digital space. However, what happens when you take the physical museum away completely? This is something I never would have thought of had […]

Curate, Curator, Curating

This past Wednesday was International #AskACurator day on Twitter. I had a lot of fun asking curators at some of my favorite museums questions about their collections, their hobbies and their jobs. (Highlight of the day was definitely getting re-tweeted by the Strong National Museum of Play a.k.a. my favorite children’s museum in all the […]