Curation of Digital Museum Content: Teachers Discover, Create, and Share in the Smithsonian Learning Lab

Curation of Digital Museum Content: Teachers Discover, Create, and Share in the Smithsonian Learning Lab

This two-year-long study observed and analyzed teachers’ use of Smithsonian digital resources and the Smithsonian Learning Lab. Findings have implications for both museums and schools, with recommendations for resource metadata, professional development/supports for educators, student use of the platform, and future directions. Research supported by Carnegie Corporation of New York.

Winners of the inaugural Write on Art Prize Announced—The Art Newspaper

Read the winning essays in new UK prize for art history

The winners of the inaugural Write on Art prize, which seeks to put art history back on the agenda in UK schools and universities, have been announced. Write on Art is backed by the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art and the arts charity Art UK. The award was created to bolster the arts in the national curriculum after the art history A-level came under threat in 2016.

The SPARC knowledge engine on the role of arts in research universities

Supporting Practice in the Arts, Research, and Curricula (SPARC) Knowledge Engine

The goal of the SPARC research project is to highlight the role of the arts in research universities and to support new modes of practice across the arts, research, curricula.

Using open-ended interviewee responses as the primary data source, combined with other sources of evidence and secondary research, the project explores the models, obstacles, implementation strategies, costs, and impact of arts-integrative practices on research, teaching, and promotion.

Museum Magazine special edition on the future of museums

Museum 2040: A Museum magazine special edition

For the November/December issue of Museum magazine, Elizabeth Merritt, director of the Alliance’s Center for the Future of Museums, invited contributors to explore one specific future that might result from existing limits and challenges playing out over time. (TrendsWatch 2018 presents this scenario, as well as three other potential futures, in a format designed to guide museum planning.)

Nonprofit Dedicated to Working with Artists in Conflict Zones to Launch in October – Artforum

Nonprofit Dedicated to Working with Artists in Conflict Zones to Launch in October

Ruya Maps, a nonprofit that plans to work with visual artists based in areas of social or political instability, will launch this fall. A sister organization of the Iraqi-based Ruya Foundation, best known for commissioning the Iraq Pavilion at the Venice Biennale, Ruya Maps will host projects across the globe.

Can civic museums become catalysts for social change?

Can civic museums become catalysts for social change?

Civic museums are the local institutions dotted in cities, towns and villages across the country that focus on the relationship between their place and its people. Without the global prestige of national museums or specialist collections, for many they may evoke memories of rainy school holidays, or beautiful but dilapidated buildings which councils and volunteers struggle to maintain and keep open. However, these institutions house a wealth of knowledge and potential related to the history of their places and local people, across hundreds of communities.

April 2018 RAAMP Newsletter

April 2018 RAAMP Newsletter

Contents:

  • RAAMP Video Practicum Gains Traction
  • Stakeholders Meet to Gear Up RAAMP Programming
  • RAAMP Staff Heads to AAMC in Montreal
  • Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth Appoints First Associate Curator of Native American Art
  • Martha Wright and Karina Elizabeth Vázquez, University of Richmond, Co-Author Article for SCOLT Dimension Series
  • Featured Exhibitions