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April 21, 2009


Lynda Kelly, The 5 a.m. Blogger

By Lynda Kelly
Co-Founder Museum 3.0
James has asked me to write a guest post on what I’m up to in the online world of vast social networks. Gives me a chance to reflect on where I’ve been online in the past 3 years and where I might be going in the future (apart from mad that is!).
I started the Audience Research Blog in April 2007 as a response to my...
April 21, 2009

Napa Valley Museum

The Napa Valley Museum Board of Trustees, administrators for the Yountville Veterans Home and I met on Friday April 10 to discuss the lease issue. The Vets Home representatives, Marcella McCormack and Stan Oppegard, Deputy Secretary of Veterans Homes, read a list of points familiar to us all. They claimed the msueum had not complied with the terms of the lease and that the...
April 21, 2009
The post below is from Cheryl Hinton, Museum Director and Chief Curator at the Barona Cultural Center & Museum and Chair, Host Committee Western Museums Association Annual Meeting, San Diego 2009 (October 24 - 30, 2009).
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Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego

O.K., folks, here is a superb list from Hugh M...
April 18, 2009
Steven Correll, Assistant Registrar, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, sent this timely note today about an unusual collections find. His story gives me great perspective on the extent of our own troubles, 103 years later—Susan Spero
Last December when several of the Fine Arts Museums registrars were looking through the de Young's off site storage facility, one of the senior registrars (...
April 10, 2009

Napa Valley Museum

A week ago westmuse broke the news about the Napa Valley Museum.  There have been further developments and Executive Director Rick Deragon has provided the following, important update:
The Napa Valley Museum Takes on State
by Rick Deragon, Executive DirectorNapa Valley Museum
The State Departments of Veterans Affairs and General Services are attempting to throw us out of our...
April 6, 2009

WMA Board President Aldona Jonaitis

 This is my very first venture past email, and I am not entirely comfortable. Remember, I started out with clay tablets. No, just kidding. But with fountain pens, yes.
If there is anything WMA is about, however, it's bringing our members the most up to date, useful and interactive information as we can, and this medium is designed for just that.
I've been...
April 4, 2009

Napa Valley Museum

The following is from a Press Release being distributed by the Napa Valley Museum earlier this week:
The State of California, through the Departments of General Services and Veterans Affairs, is attempting to throw the Napa Valley Museum, a 501c(3) non-profit organization, out of the museum’s building. The State alleges that the museum’s lease has been terminated due to the...
April 4, 2009

Elida Zelaya, Executive Director

This is a whole new world. Well, maybe not so new to many of you, but new to me, me who loves factoids and the random but has been called....(*gasp*) a luddite.
I can honestly say that I am not a luddite, in fact I love machines and technology since they make my job easier or me more efficient! But I am a twitter virgin, a very recent FB user, and only in the...

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