Europeana Pro: New project at the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin explores crowdsourcing for the Anthropocene

Europeana Pro: New project at the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin explores crowdsourcing for the Anthropocene . “In 2021, Europeana’s Research Grants Programme awarded funding for innovative projects exploring crowdsourcing and research. What did the winners achieve? We hear from Ulrike Sturm, Scientific Officer Innovation for Nature and Society at the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin, who spoke on behalf of the project team.”

New York Times: In Rome, a New Museum for Recovered Treasures Before They Return Home

New York Times: In Rome, a New Museum for Recovered Treasures Before They Return Home. “Last month, Italian officials inaugurated a new museum here whose title sets a lofty agenda: the Museo dell’Arte Salvata, or the Museum of Rescued Art. Rescued art is a broad term, it turns out, and the museum will showcase the myriad ways in which artworks can be salvaged — from thieves, from the rubble of earthquakes and other national disasters, from ancient shipwrecks in the Mediterranean or from the ravages of time by Italy’s expert restorers.”

Hyperallergic: New Database Shows Which Museum Job Boards Post Salaries

Hyperallergic: New Database Shows Which Museum Job Boards Post Salaries. “The new database shows that some of the museum world’s most important organizations, like the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the American Cultural Resources Association, already require salaries to be posted. Others do not, including the American Alliance of Museums (AAM) (although AAM does urge employers to ‘be transparent about salary’ and ‘not ask for salary history’ in an Equitable Hiring Practices section of its website).”

Local Journalism Initiative: Virden hopes to create dynamic oil museum in near future

Local Journalism Initiative: Virden hopes to create dynamic oil museum in near future. “The Manitoba Oil Museum has been a corporation since 1992, and has evolved a lot since then, from a brick-and-mortar museum to a presence at trade shows. A provincial Petroleum Branch worker reached out to [Liza] Park recently, telling her they’d hired a researcher to look through the archives of the museum and compile information for an online website.”

‘Don’t be afraid to fail’: digital storytelling experiments in small museums (Museums + Heritage Advisor)

Museums + Heritage Advisor: ‘Don’t be afraid to fail’: digital storytelling experiments in small museums. “As part of this year’s Museums + Heritage Show the Director of Royal Crown Derby Museum and the Curator of Gawthorpe Textiles Collection share some of their learnings after bolstering their digital storytelling efforts.”

Museums+Heritage: 12 museums among cultural sites damaged or destroyed in Ukraine confirms UNESCO

Museums+Heritage: 12 museums among cultural sites damaged or destroyed in Ukraine confirms UNESCO . “According to a new count, 152 cultural sites in Ukraine have been partially or totally destroyed since the beginning of the war. Last week UNESCO published an updated assessment of the damage caused to cultural sites in Ukraine since 24 February 2022, when the Russian offensive began. According to the checks carried out by its experts, 152 cultural sites have been partially or totally destroyed as a result of the fighting, including 30 historical buildings, 18 cultural centres, 15 monuments, 12 museums, seven libraries and 70 religious buildings.”

PetaPixel: The Smithsonian is Shifting to a Future of Digital Museum Experiences

PetaPixel: The Smithsonian is Shifting to a Future of Digital Museum Experiences. “The Smithsonian’s collection of historical artifacts is so large that only 1% of its 150 million piece collection is showcased at any given time. Mixed with age and fragility, the museum is quickly virtualizing its collection to be viewed online. The goal of the Smithsonian Digitization Program Office (DPO) is to digitally scan these historical artifacts and publish those scans online for future generations to enjoy and interact with.”

Newsradio 1040: Iowa Hall of Pride Museum to Close, Transition to Online Platform

Newsradio 1040: Iowa Hall of Pride Museum to Close, Transition to Online Platform. “The Iowa Hall of Pride is closing its physical location in downtown Des Moines and moving online. The Iowa High School Athletic Association says the Hall of Pride’s physical museum’s last day open to the public will be June 30th, after which its content will become exclusively available online.”

Port Clinton News Herald: ODNR artifacts showcased in new online museum

Port Clinton News Herald: ODNR artifacts showcased in new online museum. “For many, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources brings thoughts of rippling streams, thick forests, and quiet deer. But the mission of the ODNR also steps out of the woods and into a museum as it focuses on preserving history as passionately as it preserves land. Inspired by that focus, ODNR Director Mary Mertz has unveiled the Cardinal Collection, an online museum highlighting ODNR artifacts.”

Ukrinform: Ukraine and the Netherlands have agreed to deepen cooperation in the protection of cultural heritage and museums

Ukrinform: Ukraine and the Netherlands have agreed to deepen cooperation in the protection of cultural heritage and museums. “The Ministry of Culture and Information Policy of Ukraine reported this after a virtual meeting between Minister of Culture and Information Policy of Ukraine Oleksandr Tkachenko and State Secretary for Culture and Media of the Netherlands Gunay Uslu and her team.”