Monday, February 16, 2009

Weekly Member Update

Heritance supports Open Museum, Open Museum is a non-commercial, participatory exhibit space open to all. Open Museum hosts exhibits of museums, organizations and individuals from around the world.

NEW COLLECTION: Open Museum has launched a new collection, "Kate Emlen, the Paintings". For Kate, who received her MFA at Yale and resides in Vermont, the world is her studio. Her paintings depict a range of settings and themes, from still life to New England seascapes and Italian landscapes. To experience this collection

OPEN MUSEUM BLOG: The Open Museum Blog, Museums without Borders, gives a brief, daily update on what's happening at Open Museum You can see photos from exhibits and learn about new features. Bookmark or subscribe in your RSS feed reader.

NEW FEATURE: It is now possible to "email this page to a friend" and become a "friend of a museum" on Open Museum. Museums will soon be able to share their news with their Open Museum friends.

WEEKLY DIGEST: This week it will become possible to subscribe to a weekly digest of new objects on Open Museum. The digest will highlight six objects, giving a photo, link and short description.

TECHNICAL SUPPORT: Open Museum now offers more technical support to the visitor. Take the introductory tour on the Home Page or Select "Learn more about..." while exploring the Museums, Collections, Objects and Tours.

CURATOR OUTREACH: Open Museum continues to give demos to prospective Open Museum curators. Next week we will be meeting with the Hood Museum at Dartmouth. This week we met with the Howe Library in Hanover, New Hampshire and will begin to train our first co-curator, Kiku Langford from the AVA Gallery and Art Center.

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