TimeOut: Six Tokyo museums have put their prized collections online. “A bulk of the digital collection belongs to the Edo-Tokyo Museum (pictured top), which has an online archive of approximately 370,000 items. Count ’em! They span 400 years from the Edo Period (1600-1668) to present day Japan, showcasing how Japanese art has evolved over the centuries.”
Saint Louis Art Museum: National summit on diversity at museums will focus on the Romare Bearden fellowship
Saint Louis Art Museum: National summit on diversity at museums will focus on the Romare Bearden fellowship. “The Saint Louis Art Museum will host arts professionals from around the country for a summit on increasing diversity among professional staff within museums and cultural institutions. The virtual event will focus on the Romare Bearden Graduate Museum Fellowship, a nearly 30-year program at the museum that has been hailed as a national model.” The event is May 6. It’s free but requires registration.
Catholic News Agency: Vatican Museums to reopen with strict new measures in May. “Throughout the pandemic, the Vatican Museums have followed the Italian government’s measures. During a national lockdown in the spring of 2020, the museums were closed for a total of 12 weeks before reopening on June 1. The Vatican Museums have published a five-page document listing the new rules for visitors.”
DutchNews: Let’s get digital: Museum Week goes online with 400 star objects. “Some 400 museums in the Netherlands will be showcasing their collections online at this year’s Museum Week, an annual event to promote Dutch museums big and small, which starts on Sunday. This year’s overarching theme is once again that of freedom, referring both to regret at the lack of freedom to come and go among the Rembrandts and the Appels, while at the same time celebrating the efforts museums are making to secure public online access to ‘the true gold’ in their collections.”
PR Newswire: Launch Of Two Online Exhibitions Allows The Country Music Hall Of Fame® And Museum To Serve A Broader Audience (PRESS RELEASE)
PR Newswire: Launch Of Two Online Exhibitions Allows The Country Music Hall Of Fame® And Museum To Serve A Broader Audience (PRESS RELEASE). “Today, the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum unveiled new, free-to-access online exhibitions: Suiting the Sound: The Rodeo Tailors Who Made Country Stars Shine Brighter and Dylan, Cash and the Nashville Cats: A New Music City. These multimedia exhibits are the first designed exclusively for the museum’s website.”
FAD Magazine: The Top 5 Online Exhibitions To See In April. “Tabish Khan the @LondonArtCritic picks five exhibitions to see online this month. Each one comes with a concise review to help you decide whether it’s for you. Readers should also check out his outdoor top 5.”
BBC: Historical clothing from 14 museums displayed online. “Fourteen museums have joined forces to put on an online exhibition of clothing through the ages. The virtual display, called Highland Threads, features a selection of historical garments. They include a waistcoat and jacket said to have belonged to have belonged to Bonnie Prince Charlie from Inverness Museum and Art Gallery.”
Fyne Times: Queer Heritage South Launches Digital Museum. “As museums across the country await reopening, Queer Heritage South are thrilled to launch an extensive new Queer Heritage South Digital Museum this month. Queer Heritage South is where LGBTQ+ heritage can be preserved, sourced and celebrated. This is not just a collection of exhibits but a comprehensive LGBTQ+ archive that the community of Brighton and beyond are invited to contribute to, enjoy and share.”
Gisborne Herald: Opening up the collection. “Only about 1 percent of Tairawhiti Museum’s collection can be exhibited in the museum at any one time but digital technology means the entire collection can be curated online….Due to be launched tomorrow, the museum’s collection website is a work in progress. The museum has more than 40,000 items catalogued in its internal collection database and these will gradually be added to the online database.”
NPR: Some Museums Have Found A New Audience Online. “One surprise from the pandemic: some small museums have found new audiences online for their programs. Christy Coleman, executive director of the Jamestown-Yorktown Federation, talks about it.” Three minutes of audio with transcript.