This is the first installment of a multipart series on the state of blogging in museums. I’m hoping to build on the topic started by Paul on the Off Center blog as well as preparing resources to share for an upcoming workshop. When we submitted our proposal for a workshop at Museums and the Web 2006 the Museum blogging field was sparse, well the blog landscape isn’t as small as it was a year ago. There are a lot of new blogs and blogs that are new to me that I look forward to reading and writing about in the next few weeks.
A blog at the Smithonian American Art Museum. I appreciate their slower paced well written updates. The blog seems to update one or two times a week with each entry being several paragraphs in length. This is not a blog about whats new and current this is publishing tool for short original articles. I grabbed two quotes from their about page.
Eye Level is a blog produced by the Smithsonian American Art Museum. The name Eye Level imparts a sense of clarity to which the blog aspires. The name refers to the physical experience of viewing art, but it also plays on the many roles and perspectives that make a museum a reality–roles that will come into focus here.
Using the museum’s collection as a touchstone, the conversation at Eye Level will be dedicated to American art and the ways in which the nation’s art reflects its history and culture.
Eye Level is published using Type Pad
I was really happy to find this website as it seemed to be an interesting non-affiliated site for peers to share their knowledge and backgrounds. The site is growing slowly but hopefully this initiative will grow into a useful resource. The site describes itself on the about page.
museumpro.org is the place for museum professionals to post ideas, concerns, and questions about the museum industry and our profession. Colleagues then comment on those ideas, concerns and questions in an open forum.
MuseumPro is published using WordPress
Weblog by Richard Urban. This is not technically a museum blog as it deals with library information but it does provide frequent valuable information for museums and non-profit technology. A description of the blogs goals from the first post.
This is the weblog of my journery through a Masters in Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
<libraryland> is published using Blogger