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Wednesday, May 6, 2015   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Kaia Landon
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Some assorted resources from the old Member Exchange:

I went to a great professional development workshop, hosted by the Utah Museum of Natural History, a week ago.  It was a great workshop on applying the research done by the National Research Council...great news...Informal Environments (Museums!) lead to real science learning...we all knew that of course, but one of the great take aways was the book: "Surrounded by Science" by Marilyn Fenichel and Heidi A. Schweingurber...and the even better news...IT IS FREE IN PDF can download it at:



Blake Wigdahl



If you are interested in the future of the Museum field, the California Association of Museum (CAM) has a group that reports on museum trends. Here's Lisa Eriksen's description on how to participate - you don't need to be a member of CAM to join.

To participate in our museums future group and read the reports we are sharing with the field, you first have to sign up for CA Museum Community Online – - and then you can join the Leaders of the Future discussion group (in the Group section in the middle of the homepage).  Then visitors can access the Foresight Research Reports from the CAM Leaders of the Future training project, including Expanding Access & Changing DemographicsMuseums as Third Places and Museums and Experience Design.  The discussion forum is where the reports are presented along with other information.  We hope some of you will join in the conversation or start a new discussion about the future of museums.



Great conference everyone and for those who attended the "It's not the failure that Matters!" workshop.  Since we didn't make enough copies,  here's a link to download the handouts:





While this may be especially of interest to those who attended the lighting workshop this week, it's a great resource in general. See for information on this resource, and how to get it. (You must email the author, Jim Druzik.) In addition to the Guidelines, Jim also sends along some case studies that are very helpful and interesting.


Thanks Cory and UMA for a great workshop! I know we learned a lot.


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