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Crowdfunding the Conservation of Neil Armstrong’s Spacesuit

September 2015

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The Smithsonian Institution is crowdfunding its efforts to conserve, digitize and display the spacesuit worn by Neil Armstrong during the Apollo 11 moon landing.

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Not Getting Much Engagement on Social Media: Don’t Despair!

September 2015

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Some organisations get discouraged when they compare the amount of time they spend on social media and the number of responses they receive as a result.

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How Museums Can Encourage Crowdsourcing

September 2015

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The public can sometimes become producers of content, volunteering their time, expertise and energy towards a common goal. But properly leveraging that pool of outsiders can be difficult.

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Canadian Geographic: Deadline for the February 2016 Issue

September 2015

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You have until Monday, October 5, 2015 to submit an artefact in the “What’s This?” feature of the February issue of Canadian Geographic magazine.

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#askacurator Day on September 16, 2015!

September 2015

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Ask a Curator (#askacurator) is now an annual Twitter event, which this year is planned for September 16. Last year, over 700 museums in more than 40 countries took part in this popular international event.

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Touching Up a Painting

August 2015

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An exhibit at Madrid’s Museo del Prado is using 3D printing to enable visitors who are blind or partially sighted to experience paintings through the sense of touch. The exhibition, titled “Touching the Prado”, showcases three-dimensional renditions of some of the museum’s most famous works.

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Providing Mobile Devices to Visitors?

August 2015

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There are ways for museums to embed tablets and smartphones into their exhibits, especially if the organisation is looking to broaden access and provide a more universal experience for its visitors.

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