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Blog Posts

Navigating Change & Learning to Listen

Posted by Alexa Kim on August 10, 2016 at 9:00am 0 Comments

As museums and cultural institutions, we serve a wide variety of constituents. Our surrounding cultures, audiences, and environments are constantly in a state of flux. With these changing times and our roles as “schools” of culture and knowledge, we must avoid remaining static and continue to fluidly adapt to the changing worlds around us.

As Luis Camnitzer has affixed onto many…

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CAM 2016 Conference: "Connecting the Disconnected" Solutions to Reconnecting to Your Community

Posted by Christine Hoffmark on July 27, 2016 at 9:00am 0 Comments

           As museum professionals, we all want people to come to our museums and be inspired and feel a connection to what we are doing. It’s both a rewarding and frustrating process. One of the issues that many museums have noticed in recent years is the drop in attendance. Disconnect between museum and community is one of the main causes. At the CAM conference this year, I had the pleasure of working with Joy Tahan Ruddell, Senior Registrar for the Oakland Museum of California. Her…

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Special Needs for Special Needs

Posted by Jorge Mora on July 13, 2016 at 9:00am 1 Comment

Working at the San Bernardino County Museum in the role of Museum Educator I have come across a varied number of students with special needs. When I work with these individuals I begin to wonder what else is being done at other museums to help educate those with special needs. Yes, we do our best, but is our best really enough? Museums should rethink the roles educators play and who these educators are. Those trained specifically to work with students with special needs should be given a…

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Big Data Today

Posted by Erika Hirugami on June 29, 2016 at 9:00am 0 Comments

Big Data is transforming the way we live, from retail revenue to individually customizable client services. Understanding Big Data and its complexities can be the key to unlocking a new era for museums.

Today, we have access to more information than ever before in the history of mankind. As per SviDev whereas in 2009 we only generated 91,000 TB of global mobile data per month, in 2012 we saw a significant growth of 885,000 TB, which by 2017 can lead up to 11,0000,0000 TB of mobile…

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Just for Fun

Yes, it's true: sometimes members of our community like to socialize with each other or share stories or jokes.

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Best Practices: Collections Care

Have a question about how to care for that artifact? Want help with deaccessioning? Ask our community members for help.

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Best Practices: Education Programs

Developing a fieldtrip program and want to find out what other museums are doing? Do you want to share a success story about that recent public program? Connect with other educators here.

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Best Practices: Administration & Fundraising

Dialogue with other administrators about best business practices, budgeting, human resources, fundraising, and more.

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Best Practices: Exhibitions

From labels and security screws to interactives and visitors... this forum is the place to go to discuss exhibitions.

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Best Practices: Marketing & Social Networking

Need pointers on how to work with the media? Or, want to share a successful Twitter campaign? Join the discussion here.

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Announcements: Museum Exhibitions & Programs

Is your museum celebrating a major milestone? Are you opening a new exhibition soon and want your colleagues to know? Spread the news about your upcoming events or programs here.

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Announcements: Professional Development & Networking

Post information here about workshops, webinars, conferences, listservs, and other professional development or training opportunities for museum professionals.

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Post job or volunteer opportunities here. We recommend providing a link to a full job description and other information.

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A hub for vendors and consultants to announce new products or services, as well as promote sales or discounts. Or, ask questions about working with service providers. Please post advertisements and promotions here.

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Welcome to the CA Museum Community online!

The California Association of Museums created this online community for individuals who work (or volunteer) in museums to share resources, explore trends affecting museums, network, and collaborate. We encourage you to:

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  • Share your museum's successes or milestones by posting a blog or uploading photos or videos to tell your story.

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