AI sees what? The good, the bad, and the ugly of machine vision for museum collections

AI sees what? The good, the bad, and the ugly of machine vision for museum collections Brendan Ciecko The Museum Review, Volume 5, Number 1 (2020) Abstract Recently, as artificial intelligence (AI) has become more widespread and accessible, museums have begun to make use of this technology. One tool in particular, machine vision, has made aContinue reading “AI sees what? The good, the bad, and the ugly of machine vision for museum collections”

Evaluating learning in museums: theory informs practice in Glasgow Science Centre’s ‘Powering the Future’

Evaluating learning in museums: theory informs practice in Glasgow Science Centre’s ‘Powering the Future’ Rachel Gonzalez, MSc The Museum Review, Volume 5, Number 1 (2020) About the Author Rachel Gonzalez is an Exhibit Developer for the Science Museum of Minnesota. She previously worked as an Exhibit Developer for the Field Museum (Chicago), and is a graduateContinue reading “Evaluating learning in museums: theory informs practice in Glasgow Science Centre’s ‘Powering the Future’”

The #iziTRAVELSicilia participatory project and co-production of contemporary art audio guides

The #iziTRAVELSicilia participatory project and co-production of contemporary art audio guides Elisa Bonacini, PhD The Museum Review, Volume 5, Number 1 (2020) Abstract This paper addresses participatory strategies and the co-production of museum and city audio guides through izi.TRAVEL, a free digital storytelling platform and app. This article explores contemporary art audio guides, which have beenContinue reading “The #iziTRAVELSicilia participatory project and co-production of contemporary art audio guides”

Poetry makes ‘something’ happen: poetry as captions in memorial museums

Poetry makes ‘something’ happen: poetry as captions in memorial museums Laura Frater The Museum Review, Volume 5, Number 1 (2020) Abstract The use of poetry as a means to engage the public with traumatic periods of history has been met with skepticism. Yet, poetry, and language that evokes poetry, is used in major memorial museums inContinue reading “Poetry makes ‘something’ happen: poetry as captions in memorial museums”

Exhibiting identity : Leila Alaoui’s photographic series ‘Les Marocains’ in context

Exhibiting identity : Leila Alaoui’s photographic series ‘Les Marocains’ in context Zineb Bahji, Ph.D. The Museum Review, Volume 4, Number 1 (2019) Abstract This article analyzes the politics and poetics of displaying Moroccan cultural identity in a photography series, Les Marocains, by the late Moroccan photographer Leila Alaoui (1982-2016). The analysis focuses on the dynamics of displayContinue reading “Exhibiting identity : Leila Alaoui’s photographic series ‘Les Marocains’ in context”

Moving towards a harmonized heritage tourism approach: an assessment of small museums in Northwest Florida

Moving towards a harmonized heritage tourism approach: an assessment of small museums in Northwest Florida Sorna Khakzad, PhD; Michael Thomin, MA The Museum Review, Volume 4, Number 1 (2019) Abstract Northwest Florida encompasses a variety of cultural resources, including many small museums and historical societies that are dedicated to local heritage tourism and preservation. However, theseContinue reading “Moving towards a harmonized heritage tourism approach: an assessment of small museums in Northwest Florida”

The “liquid museum”: a relational museum that seeks to adapt to today’s society

The “liquid museum”: a relational museum that seeks to adapt to today’s society Juan Gonçalves, PhD The Museum Review, Volume 4, Number 1 (2019) Abstract If society remains in continuous movement, abandoning its structure to surrender the constant flow of current times (Bauman, 2000), what is the situation of museums? And their projects? Is it worthContinue reading “The “liquid museum”: a relational museum that seeks to adapt to today’s society”

The virtual museum: an overview of its origins, concepts, and terminology

The virtual museum: an overview of its origins, concepts, and terminology Werner Schweibenz, PhD The Museum Review, Volume 4, Number 1 (2019) Abstract In recent years, the virtual museum has become a prominent subject again. However, the concept and terminology have existed for a long time, even to a period before the advent of the Internet.Continue reading “The virtual museum: an overview of its origins, concepts, and terminology”

The significance of private World War I collections in Caporetto County, Slovenia

The significance of private World War I collections in Caporetto County, Slovenia Nina Jesih The Museum Review, Volume 4, Number 1 (2019) Abstract This text highlights the important public role played by private collectors of artefacts from Caporetto County, Slovenia, where significant World War I battles occurred one hundred years ago. Individuals from the Isonzo RegionContinue reading “The significance of private World War I collections in Caporetto County, Slovenia”

Basic endowment donation concepts for small cultural organizations

Basic endowment donation concepts for small cultural organizations Dorothy A. Ward, Esq The Museum Review, Volume 4, Number 1 (2019) Abstract This paper highlights the basic steps to securing and maintaining endowment donations for small and mid-sized cultural institutions, including museums. If employed consistently, the healthy guidelines can be helpful for museums seeking further sustainability andContinue reading “Basic endowment donation concepts for small cultural organizations”