Lost City Museum

Photo: Good signage Among our favorite small museums in the world: a place which celebrates Nevada’s natural and cultural heritage:  the Lost City Museum in Overton, a 90-minute drive north of Las Vegas. Museum hours are 8:30am-430pm daily. There is a small admission fee. Tip – if you buy the annual pass, it’s valid for …

International Museum Day

Photo: Nevada Museum Showcase May 18 is International Museum Day, an annual celebration coordinated by the International Council of Museums (ICOM). 2019 Planeta.com celebrates International Museum Day this year by reflecting on the role museums play as cultural hubs and curating tweets and videos. How are museums making the most of the social web? How …

Museums Links

Photo: Mexico City’s Anthropology Museum Links related to museums presented in somewhat random fashion: Twitter @lostcitymuseum @SmithsonianNMAI @Te_Papa @greenmuseum @incluseum @qldmuseum @ICOMofficiel @ninaksimon @museumsaotearoa @RwandaMuseums @tasmuseum @AdictosmuseosMx @museweb @futureofmuseums @MuseumEd @austmus @MuseumToday @MOWCAS @MuseumForAll @PopUpMuseum @ngadc @RSMuseumStudies @MiMuseoIndigena @MuseumHack @FijiMuseum @johncarty77 @NMAAHC @museomayacun @SAMuseum @NuevaMuseologia @Nevada_Museums @museumofnaz @MuseumHack @Museopunks @MusTemploMayor @LAMcoalition Embedded Tweets [Blog] 14 …

Kuáhl

Indigenous Languages Kudos to Pie de Pagina for featuring the story of the last speakers of Kuáhl, an Indigenous language native to Baja California. They made their own museum to preserve their culture. Ku’ahl is a linguistic derivation of the Paipai. A sign for the “Ku’ahl Museum” is seen on the road leading to the …

Clark County Museum

Photo: Anniversary One of our favorite museums, Clark County Museum celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2018. The museum is located in Henderson, Nevada and is owned and operated by Clark County. Open Daily 9am-430pm. CLOSED Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day. General Admission: adults $2.00, seniors and children $1. Group Tours, please call for reservations …

Mexico City’s Museo Nacional de Culturas Populares

Photo: TJ DeGroat, Museo Nacional de Culturas Populares Mexico City – The Museo Nacional de Culturas Populares (National Museum of Popular Cultures or MNCP), Avenida Hidalgo #289, corner with Allende, Colonia Del Carmen, Delegación Coyoacán, “fosters interest, respect and appreciation of its own cultural achievements among Mexican society, and promotes respect for the cultural pluralism …

Museums

Photo: Queensland Museum If you want to understand what makes a place tick, visit a museum. We would like to take a deep dive into museum attractions and activities that orient visitors and engage locals. Comments and suggestions are welcome. Definitions A museum is a ‘permanent institution in the service of society and of its development, …

Las Vegas’ Pinball Hall of Fame

Photo Breaking News (July 2018) – The Hall of Fame has announced its plan to move to a new location. Details on Vital Vegas and Pinside. Las Vegas – Talk a stroll along the nostalgia curve. Among our favorite places to visit is the Pinball Hall of Fame, 1610 East Tropicana, a 10,000-square warehouse with …

Pop-Up Museum

Buzzwords Pop-Up Museum = Short-term exhibition that facilitates conversations and social bridging Here’s the definition from the Pop-Up Museum Blog a short-term institution existing in a temporary space. a way to catalyze conversations among diverse people, mediated by their objects. https://www.facebook.com/PopUpMuseum Elsewhere on the Web Pop Up Museum – Creative Exchange – @CreateExchange @santacruzmah Lessons …

International Museum Day 2018

Photo: Neon Boneyard (Las Vegas) May 18 is International Museum Day, an annual celebration coordinated by the International Council of Museums (ICOM). Hashtags: #IMD2018 and #InternationalMuseumDay To celebrate please tag, tweet and follow your favorite museums on the social web. Participation in International Museum Day is growing among museums all over the world. In 2017, …