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Jude Children’s Research Hospital continue to treat and defeat childhood cancer and other deadly diseases. The National Retail Federation expects online holiday sales in the United States to shatter previous records by reaching at least $218.3 billion in 2021.

Five Reasons to Come to MuseumCamp 2017

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A month before MuseumCamp, the MAH is opening a new exhibition, Lost Childhoods , co-developed with foster youth, youth advocates, and artists in our community. Artists are striving to follow their direction to beautiful ends. At MuseumCamp, we'll pull back the curtain on Lost Childhoods' process and product. Last year Camp welcomed academics, museum folk, librarians, poets, artists, bike advocates, engineers, and one American Ninja Warrior.


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Share Our Strength Day of Service: Painting Murals in the School Cafeteria

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

   I met both of the artists and did live stream interviews with them.    I also talked to the volunteers about why they were so passionate about the issue of ending childhood hunger.   Mural Artist Alex Volkonsky. Michael is a founding director and President of End Childhood Hunger.

Want to Co-Create an Exhibition on a Hot Issue? Introducing the Community Issue Exhibition Toolkit

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We partnered with foster youth, former foster youth, artists, and community advocates to create an exhibition that used art to spark action on issues facing foster youth. The lessons I learned from Lost Childhoods are at the heart of the OF/BY/FOR ALL project we're building now. Through Lost Childhoods , we saw youth step into their power. Two years ago, our team at the MAH embarked on our most challenging co-creation project ever.

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Sheroes You Should Know: Inspiring Stories for #WomensHistoryMonth


Despite her family's affluence, Lorraine Hansberry's childhood in Chicago during the 1930s was not without hardship, discrimination, and segregation. American Edmonia "Wildfire" Lewis is considered the first woman of Native American and African descent to achieve international fame as a sculptor at a time when artists of color were hardly celebrated and slavery was still legal. Gentileschi is remembered, however, as an accomplished Baroque artist whose trials did not define her art.

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How Do You Inspire Visitors to Take Action After They Leave?

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This month, we opened a new exhibition at the MAH, Lost Childhoods: Voices of Santa Cruz County Foster Youth and Foster Youth Museum (brief video clip from opening night here ). This exhibition is a big accomplishment for us because it incorporates multiple ways we push boundaries at the MAH: we co-designed it with 100+ community partners (C3) , including artists, foster youth, and youth advocates, with youth voices driving the project from big idea to install to programming.

Which Crowdfunding Platform Is Best for Your Organization?

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It is open to creators from all backgrounds – from charities to video game developers to artists. Nonprofit Success Story: The American Childhood Cancer Organization has raised over $43,000 through several successful campaigns, featuring the international symbol of support for those living with childhood cancer. It seems like there's a new crowdfunding website out there every week, but which one is right for your nonprofit?

10 Summer Fundraisers for 2018

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Put an adult spin on this classic childhood money-maker by trading Minute Maid for the real thing—lemons, sugar and water. This type of fundraiser has the potential to draw a large crowd and raise tons of money through ticket sales, especially if the artist is relatively well-known. Summer is finally here—the days are longer, the sun is brighter and the money-raising possibilities are endless.

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Ze Frank Takes Over (My) Museum

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That's how I felt when artist Ze Frank got in touch to talk about a potential museum exhibition to explore a physical site/substantiation for his current online video project, A Show (s ee minute 2:20, above). Ze Frank is a participatory artist who creates digital projects that are explicitly about creating and enhancing authentic interpersonal connections. He is an authoritative artist of the social web with a slew of accolades and a suite of diverse projects under his belt.

Which Crowdfunding Platform Is Best for Your Organization?

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It is open to creators from all backgrounds – from charities to video game developers to artists. Nonprofit Success Story: The American Childhood Cancer Organization recently raised over $7,000 with a T-shirt featuring the international symbol of support for those living with childhood cancer. It seems like there's a new crowdfunding website out there every week, but which one is right for your nonprofit?

Are Crowd Funding Platforms the New Patrons of Independent Media?

Beth Kanter

The Little Golden books from my childhood, non-fiction books that revolutionized my perspective of the world and novels that I rarely take the luxury of reading. If we are successful, we’ll join over 15,000 artists, filmmakers, activists, and entrepreneurs who have collectively raised over $125 million using this innovative “crowd-funding” model. Wisconsin Rising trailer and Kickstarter Campaign from samayfield on Vimeo.

Mobile Storytelling: An Evolving Story


Historians can narrate stories of a city’s development or you can tell your own story of fond childhood memories. Interactive artist, Jonathan Harris is an amazing story teller. " I saw the concentration and the emotion that poured over his face as he searched for his childhood home by scanning the geography but also his memory, desperately inferring its location through the landscape of streams, valleys and railroad tracks he remembered.

Designing Interactives for Adults: Put Down the Dayglow

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The common museum knowledge on this issue is that adults are timid, that we have lost some of the wonder, impulsiveness, and active creativity of childhood days. We're showing an installation by artist Shelby Graham which features beautiful photographs of butterflies juxtaposed with images of the bombing of Japan in World War II. When talking about active audience engagement with friends in the museum field, I often hear one frustrated question: how can we get adults to participate?

Competition in the Gallery

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They received over 4,000 submissions from all 50 states, which were judged by a panel of seven—including museum staff and outside artists. The museum also invited a number of artists to participate in “Portrait of an Artist,” in which competitors were given blog space by NPG to write about their artistic processes and the development of their submission piece. Here’s what I see when I look out my window at work: the National Portrait Gallery.

Connect With a Cause | Beaconfire Wire

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I read letters about friends and families from my childhood and see pictures of their children and learn of their accomplishments throughout the year. Many local chapters of nonprofits will commission local artists to create cards featuring area locations. Skip to content Clients Services Portfolio About Us Contact Blog Home > Blog Recent Posts 07/16/2010: The Wisdom of the Old Spice Man 07/12/2010: Is your online campaign going to succeed?

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Museum 2.0 at ASTC: Come Tour the Best Tech Museum in LA!

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The ASTC (the Association of Science and Technology Centers) annual meeting is coming up in LA (home of my childhood), and Museum 2.0 Created by artists David and Diana Wilson, it is an homage to the curiosity cabinet of yore, a place where the grotesque, the imaginary, and the unfamiliar intermingle. will be there!

Curated Collaborative Filtering: Listening to Pandora

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You enter a seed artist or song (or several) and Pandora starts playing music that it interprets as related in some way to your selections. It doesn’t just group artists together and play music by similar musicians. In some cases, people might be surprised to learn that they prefer artists whose subject matter comes from childhood memories, or those who work in a specific medium. How is a museum like a radio station?

PostSecret: Lessons in Meaningful User-Generated Content

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Each secret can be a regret, hope, funny experience, unseen kindness, fantasy, belief, fear, betrayal, erotic desire, feeling, confession, or childhood humiliation. But in this project, each artist is uniquely powerful because they give voice to something vital, something easy for viewers to access emotionally. Recently, I’ve become a little disheartened by the extent to which the web has dominated my—and others’—thinking about ways that museums can integrate 2.0