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20 Great Museum Blogs

Here are my favourite blogs written by or for museum professionals:

1. The British Museum Blog

Behind the scenes, Research, Exhibitions, Conservation and more

2. Met Blogs

A collection of different blogs around the Metropolitan Museum of Art, e.g.

Digital Underground

“The Digital Media Department leads the creation, production, presentation, and dissemination of multimedia content to support the viewing and understanding of the Met’s collection and exhibitions, both within the galleries and online. This blog discusses a few of the activities of the department, and invites your questions and comments about the Museum’s digital initiatives.”

and Teen Blog

“This blog, written by the Metropolitan Museum’s Teen Advisory Group (TAG) and occasional guest authors, is a place for teens to talk about art at the Museum and related topics.”

3. MoMA Inside/Out

Behind the Scenes, Conservation, Reviews, Films, “This week at MoMA”, “Five for Friday” and more

4. Nasher Museum of Arts Blog

Behind the Scenes, Insights, Educational Programme and more

5. BKM Tech 

“BKM Tech is a blog focused on the technology efforts at the Brooklyn Museum.  Along the way, you’ll find us talking about current projects, releasing code, and documenting as much as possible.”
“The voices of the Walker Art Center: what we’re thinking about, who we are, and how you can connect.”
Behind the scenes, reviews, digital blog, participation, education and more

8. Center for the Future of Museums

“Musings of the future of museums and society from Elizabeth Merritt, founding director of the Center for the Future of Museums, an initiative of the American Alliance of Museums.”

9. Museum Minute

“A blog about museums for museum professionals and museum enthusiasts.”

10. Museum 2.0

“Museum 2.0 explores ways that web 2.0 philosophies can be applied in museum design.”

11. Cleveland Museum of Art Blog

Behind the scenes, interviews, introductions, podcast, videos and more

12. ExhibiTricks

“‘Tricks of the Trade’ about exhibits (and museums).”

13. Open Objects

“Questions, thoughts and ideas about digital issues in museums and cultural heritage.”

14. Indianapolis Museum of Art Blog

“…a space to discuss everything related to the Indianapolis Museum of Art…reviewing events, critiquing exhibitions and informing the world about the relevance of art.”

15. MNHS.org

“Every object tells a story, and Collections Up Close presents short, illustrated features that highlight the stories behind selected items in the Minnesota Historical Society’s collections.”

16. Egypt at the Manchester Museum

“This blog provides updates on our activities, information on our objects, events, behind the scenes curatorial work, Museum policies that affect the Egyptian and Sudanese material, teaching and research links with the University.”

17. Walker Art Center New Media Initiatives

“Our New Media Initiatives department documents its explorations of new ideas enabled by technology.”

18. Face to Face

“Face-to-Face is produced by the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution.  This blog is dedicated to art, history, and the telling of American lives.”

19. Art Museum Teaching

“ArtMuseumTeaching.com is a digital community and collaborative online forum for reflecting on issues of teaching, learning, and experimental practice in the field of art museum education.”

20. Guggenheim Museum Blog

“Guggenheim Blogs tells the Guggenheim’s evolving story, and offers insights on visual culture, urbanism, and the global art world, along with regular discoveries from the archives.”

 

Johannes Vermeer, A lady writing a letter, 1665

Johannes Vermeer, A lady writing a letter, 1665

 

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