Saturday, May 28, 2011
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
1) What is our audience?
2) How do we engage them?
Monday, May 23, 2011
Sunday, May 22, 2011
1) What is our audience? How do we engage them?
2) What are the strengths and weaknesses of our collection?
3) What is our ideal collection?
4) Is there anything else we need? What would we take if it were donated?
5) Who has “complementary collections” to ours?
6) What are our needed resources for using collections to build exhibits or programs?
7) What action are we going to take?
I was right. It has been one of my most effective planning tools in developing adventure tours and exhibits. What I really need to do is start presenting papers on Adventure Exhibits.
Sorry, I know that this is not the fun stuff.
Saturday, May 21, 2011
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Provenience or provenance. That is what I am doing this evening. From the French provenant, which is from the Latin prōvenīre; to come from.
I sent documents out today to some other museums. I have "provenience" written all over them. Probably, in museumology, the documents should have said "provenance." Provenience is specific to archaeology. Probably why it was never caught in editing.
I don't know. Strictly speaking, maybe where I am provenience is going to make more sense to who is going to use my documents than provenance, which kind of sounds like a French word used by pretentious art curators. Ok, I'll go with that.
Ugh! I want to write about the fun stuff!
Saturday, May 14, 2011
Thursday, May 5, 2011
On Thursday we had a 6 hour and 45 minute board meeting. It lasted until 12:15am. I gave a presentation on "Mission Statements: what they are for, and how do you create one." We also discussed at length and finally approved the Collections Management Policy that I have been working the last three months.
This reality is like a bad dream of what the last few months have been. Evidently, I have literally been working night and day.