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The World is Changing for Museums.
In a world where leisure time is at a minimum and the number of activities with which people can spend that time is ever increasing, it has become difficult for museum's to attract visitors. Worse, many struggle to see the value that a museum adds to their community, meanwhile our cultural institutions are struggling to scrape together the resources they need to survive. Something has to change. MuseumGrow is here to help bridge the gap between the museum and its community. We provide resources, tools and innovative services to help museum's reach their communities and transform them into engaged advocates, volunteers and donors.
Is it the end of the NEH as we know it? Despite what media coverage would have you believe, this is not the first time there has been a question about the National Endowment for the Humanities (and that for the Arts) and whether or not it will be sustained.
Let me begin by saying, if your museum is not on social media (particularly Twitter) it should be, and here is an excellent example of why. Wednesday, museums from around the world shared their creepiest accessions with the hashtag #museum101. The hashtag prompt was inspired by a reference in George Orwell’s 1984 to Room 101.
I will admit that before this summer I knew little about Argonne. For those of you who are like me, I will give a little background. Argonne Laboratory was a research facility run as an extension of the University of Chicago to research the applications of nuclear energy. Their files discuss ideas for numerous kinds of reactors, as well as more out of the box theories.