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  1. Changing Places: From Black & White to Technicolor

    Changing Places: From Black & White to Technicolor

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    by Wendy Pollock on July 12, 2011

    This multi-part project of the Levine Museum of the New South in Charlotte, North Carolina, won a 2010 award for "special achievement in community engagement" from the American Association of Museums...

  2. Wave Organ

    Wave Organ

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    by Wendy Pollock on June 02, 2011

    To find the Wave Organ, you have to walk on past the Exploratorium to the rocky shore of San Francisco Bay. In this 2008 News 10 report, you can listen in - and hear artist Peter Richards talk about...

  3. soft sculpture interactive exhibits

    soft sculpture interactive exhibits

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    by Christine Lashaw on May 23, 2011

    I'm working on a new exhibit for the Oakland Museum of California in the new Natural Sciences Gallery. This interactive is a soft sculpture coral reef, where visitors can stick different critters...

  4. Night at the Lentos Museum

    Night at the Lentos Museum

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    by Wendy Pollock on April 28, 2011

    What is it about sleeping in a museum? Photographer Thom Trauner writes: "On Oct 2nd we've spent a night at the Lentos Museum/Linz, Austria. The Museum was transformed into a hotel. Kind of. White lines...

  5. Museums: "a safe meeting ground for families"

    Museums: "a safe meeting ground for families"

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    by Wendy Pollock on April 21, 2011

    Jeri Robinson reflects on the Boston Children's Museum's pioneering development of playspaces for very young children. "Just do something that's right for families and kids...Copy this, create something...

  6. StoryCorps series about how museums change lives

    StoryCorps series about how museums change lives

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    by Wendy Pollock on April 15, 2011

    Richard and Masako Murakami talk about how volunteering at the Japanese American National Museum in LA has changed their lives (including helping them meet each other). Their story, recorded by StoryCorps...

  7. Japan's nuclear crisis: insight for museums

    Japan's nuclear crisis: insight for museums

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    by Wendy Pollock on March 13, 2011

    Alan Friedman writes today on the ISEN-ASTC list about Japan's unfolding nuclear crisis: "Many science centers have exhibitions on energy. A few centers include nuclear energy, with greater or lesser...