Museum Blog Round Up:4

It’s been a little less than a month since our last Museum Blog Round Up and there’s a lot to report.

First, the big news is that Musematic has joined the ever growing museum blogosphere. “An intrepid cast of experts from the Museum Computer Network and AAM’s Media & Technology Committee” are posting on a variety of museum related topics.

We’re a bit late in presenting this news, apparently they launched on the date of our last round up, April 13th. Musematic’s first post, Museum Blogging explains, “One of the things we’ll be trying to do at MuseMatic is introduce you to the growing museum blogosphere.” That’s certainly welcomed, as our museum blog community needs to be more interconnected and have better authority.

Along those same lines, it’s nice to see the Museums Blog Webring grow. There are now 16 sites participating. We hope to have another way for museum blogs to increase their visibility, more on that later in the month.

In other blogs…

Science Buzz tells us about a 10,000 year clock that ticks once a year.

“Is photography a declining art form?” MODE asks the question in their post, The Death of Photography?

Eye Level posts, Meet Me at Midnight, a new art game for kids. Comments from the mysterious, L.G. (a 9 year old beta tester) explains more.

The Pulitzer points us to Conference Blogging for AAM. We especially liked seeing that the Boston Globe’s The Exhibitionist was blogging about the Invasion of the Museum People, at AAM, the “Party Edition.” Apparently, “librarians are heavy drinkers”?

ArtLook points us to Netcocktail :: Get Color and tells us about two new art blogs, the Art Guide Blog and a blog by artist David Black.

Are North American museums too expensive? You can vote in a poll at Museum madness.

The Walker’s New Media Initiatives Blog looks at Hacking the iPod for audio tours and tells us why the Graphic Interchange Format is back in vogue.

Farther down memory lane…

TechStyle takes us back to the 70’s, the days of the Radio Shack TRS80 Model 1 computer, we agree, This Guy Rocks. We’ll leave it at that.

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