Below is an aggregation of all content associated with the NMC Marcus Project.
Mar 31 2011 - Mar 31 2011
What is “mobile”? What can it do for museums and their audiences? And, where do we start? These are some of the fundamental questions the Smithsonian is addressing as it integrates mobile platforms into its strategic planning. From best practice to business models, this webinar will touch on the highlights of SI Mobile’s journey so far with the aim of distilling and communicating the essential ingredients and principles of mobile for museums in the age of social media.
Dec 7 2010 - Dec 7 2010
In this interactive session, Nina Simon will share insights on what motivates people to participate with cultural institutions. Drawing on international examples from museums, libraries, games, and retail, Nina will provide both a theoretical basis and practical tips you can use in your next project.
In collaboration with national arts organizations, the Partnership for 21st Century Skills (P21) has charted how arts education promotes key 21st-century skills in a map released earlier this month. The 21st Century Skills Map: The Arts is the fifth in a series of core content maps from P21, and was cosponsored by the NMC. The map illustrates how the “four Cs” of critical thinking and problem solving, communication, creativity and innovation, and collaboration can be integrated into the arts, including dance, music, theater, and the visual and media arts.
The New Media Consortium and the Edward and Betty Marcus Foundation are pleased to announce that registration for Maximizing the Returns of Social Networks for Your Museum, a special day-long event to be held June 29-30, 2010, in San Antonio, Texas, is now open.
For full details, see http://www.nmc.org/2010-midea-socialnetworks
To register now, see http://www.nmc.org/2010-midea-socialnetworks/register
Social Networking and Museums
With the emergence of new technologies and platforms many museums have rushed to create Facebook pages, Twitter feeds, and Flickr pages. Rather than wait for visitors to create content about their collections, museums need to be present and proactive on social media platforms -- but how best to do this?
As a result of participation in the Edward and Betty Marcus Digital Education Project for Texas Art Museums, museum educators, curators, and directors have successfully integrated digital media into their education and outreach activities in ways that extend their efforts to a wider audience. A community of digital storytellers has grown up across the state that can help to sustain the momentum of the work. Furthermore, this collection of high-quality materials has been created that can be used to address important needs related to visual arts education.
Learn more at http://marcus.nmc.org/ and visit the online gallery
Edward and Betty Marcus Digital Education Project for Texas Art Museums: Marcus Collection Catalog (1.9Mb, 59 pp)
876 downloads as of August 22 2011
Ballet Austin's production of Hamlet was performed at the Long Center for the performing Arts in Austin Texas from February 13-15, 2009. Shakespeare's age-old chilling story of love and revenge is modernized by Stephen Mills' evocative ballet Hamlet. Set to Philip Glass' poignant music, with Armani-inspired costumes, and an innovatively futuristic set, Hamlet is a gripping balletic portrayal of suspenseful and tragic human struggles.
Watch video excerpts from the different artists involved in the production, the costume design, and clips from the show in their interactive website about the production at: http://www.balletaustin.org/pachyderms/Hamlet/index.html
This paper, produced as part of the NMC's Digital Education Project for Texas Art Museums, documents the sad state in which arts education finds itself; shines a light of hope on that picture; and makes recommendations that arts-focused institutions and their donor communities can use to help make a difference in keeping a love for the arts alive across the state.
Download Into the Breach (384k, 20 pp)
1,983 downloads as of August 22 2011
That partnership, which falls under the umbrella of the NMC's Digital Media and Learning Initiative, has help us to continue to support the Pachyderm Project, to strengthen our longstanding collaborations with the Digital Storytelling Institute, Hippasus, and other organizations, and to better understand the pedagogy and power of story when coupled with digital media.
~ PLEASE NOTE THAT THE FOLLOWING EVENT HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED DUE TO HURRICANE IKE ~
A Texas Learning and Computation Center (TLC2) Research Seminar
Friday October 3, 2008 1:00 to 2:30 p.m., U.S. Central Time
University of Houston's Phillip Hoffman Hall, Room 232
Please RSVP to
Sarah Sweaney, Tel. 713-743-4019 or Email email@example.com