The Gateway: U of A museum collections launches new integrated search site

The Gateway: U of A museum collections launches new integrated search site. “The University of Alberta Museums’ online collections officially launched on October 1. The launch marks the first time all available collections will be accessible from a single, integrated site. While all collections are now accessible online, the museum’s collection has had some online capacity for almost two decades. Previously only nine were available online. Now 16 of the 29 collections held by the U of A have now made their way online.”

ITALY: Online museum launches featuring life of St. John Bosco (Mission Newswire)

Mission Newswire: ITALY: Online museum launches featuring life of St. John Bosco. “Casa Don Bosco Museum, located in Turin, Italy, remains open online in compliance with the rules imposed to counter COVID-19. Visitors from all over the world can visit the virtual museum through the website. The museum provides an exhibition of the origins of the Salesian founder St. John (Don) Bosco’s educational and spiritual life.”

Chicago Tribune: With museums closed again, here are 5 great online museum experiences

Chicago Tribune: With museums closed again, here are 5 great online museum experiences. “A few advantages to digital museumgoing: 1. No lines. 2. No fees. 3. No alarms sounding when you venture a little too close to the item on exhibit. So below are five great ways to visit museums digitally during this resurgent COVID-19 pandemic.”

KGAB: Learn About Famous Wyoming Aviators At New Website

KGAB: Learn About Famous Wyoming Aviators At New Website. “The museum was founded by the late Jim Good, in the historic ‘Hangar 1’ at the Casper Wyoming’s International Airport. This is the site of the former Casper Army Air Base. The museum houses a collection from Good Racing and displays of military aviation memorabilia. For over a month now, artist and photographer Tim Mandese has been working with Natrona County’s Good Aviation Veterans Museum to upgrade their website, introduce a YouTube page with video tours, and upgrade their social media status.”

CNN: Smithsonian temporarily closes museums, National Zoo again as Covid cases climb

CNN: Smithsonian temporarily closes museums, National Zoo again as Covid cases climb. “A number of museums in Washington, DC are closing their doors again amid a spike in coronavirus cases. The Smithsonian Institution announced on Thursday it will temporarily close all its museums and the National Zoo beginning on November 23 due to the rising number of Covid-19 cases across DC and nationwide.”

Museums Association: Online game enables users to curate Birmingham Museums collections

Museums Association: Online game enables users to curate Birmingham Museums collections. “The trust has formed a partnership with the recently launched online game and art platform, Occupy White Walls, which uses artificial intelligence (AI) to enable players to collect and curate their own exhibitions in a virtual world. The collaboration means that users can access an initial 200 pieces from Birmingham Museum and Gallery’s art collection to curate, design and build digital art exhibitions. The available collection includes some of the city’s most famous artworks, such as The Last of England by Ford Madox Brown and Proserpine by Dante Gabriel Rossetti.”

Brass, Marble, Glass, Laminate, and Steel: Results from Tests of Coronavirus on Five Common Museum and Library Building Materials (Institute of Museum and Library Services)

The Institute of Museum and Library Services: Brass, Marble, Glass, Laminate, and Steel: Results from Tests of Coronavirus on Five Common Museum and Library Building Materials. “The REALM project has released results from the sixth round of tests conducted in a Battelle laboratory that determined how long SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, can remain active on five materials commonly used in furnishings, exhibits, and equipment found in museums, libraries, and archives. The tests examined architectural glass, marble, countertop laminate, brass, and powder-coated steel. Samples of each material were inoculated with active virus, allowed to dry, and then placed in an environmentally controlled chamber with no outside light or air.”

UC Davis: Manetti Shrem Museum Creates ‘Exhibition in Progress’ Website

UC Davis: Manetti Shrem Museum Creates ‘Exhibition in Progress’ Website. “The ‘Exhibition in Progress’ website invites the public behind the scenes as the museum documents the development and installation leading up to its January 2021 exhibition, “Wayne Thiebaud Influencer: A New Generation.” The site will provide a window into the challenges and innovative approaches that are part of building an exhibition during a global pandemic.”

NBC Los Angeles: Slime Science Goes Online at the Natural History Museum

NBC Los Angeles: Slime Science Goes Online at the Natural History Museum. “If you’ve got a child who is a slime scholar, and you’re seeking more lively and learn-ready ways to pass the time at home, the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County is here to give you the gooey goods. As in the ‘Science of Slime,’ an online, multi-faceted exhibition that’s all about the nature-amazing dimensions of the gelatinous substances.”

LIST: Virtual art museums and online exhibits you can visit during pandemic (Rappler)

Rappler: LIST: Virtual art museums and online exhibits you can visit during pandemic. “In the months we’ve been in lockdown due to the pandemic, a means of escape has been through art. Whether it be books, songs, films, or a newfound passion for painting, art has been our solace. To celebrate Go To An Art Museum Day on November 9, we’ve curated a list of museums you can visit in the comfort of your homes and at your own pace.”

La Cruces Bulletin: State museum puts fossil, biological specimens online

La Cruces Bulletin: State museum puts fossil, biological specimens online. “The New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science (NMMNHS) has opened the door to more than 110,000 fossil and biological specimens. Thanks to an anonymous gift, the museum’s collection records are now publicly available through Arctos, an online database.”

BBC: British Museum to help dig for Nigerian treasures

BBC: British Museum to help dig for Nigerian treasures. “The British Museum has announced plans to help ‘investigate the history of the Kingdom of Benin’, with a grand archaeology mission and new museum. The organisation will work with Nigerian teams on the creation of a new Edo Museum of West African Art (EMOWAA) and accompanying archaeology project.”

PRWeb: The Henry Ford Reaches Milestone with 100,000 Artifacts Digitized

PRWeb: The Henry Ford Reaches Milestone with 100,000 Artifacts Digitized (PRESS RELEASE). “For nearly a decade, The Henry Ford has worked to digitize its unparalleled collection of artifacts that tell the story of America’s traditions of ingenuity, resourcefulness and innovation in order to make them more accessible, to educate and inspire those around the world. Today, the organization is proud to announce that it has reached the important milestone of digitizing its 100,000th artifact, a photograph of the 100,000th Fordson Tractor.”

The Star: Museum of Dufferin launches new online climate exhibit

The Star: Museum of Dufferin launches new online climate exhibit. “Bringing climate change to a local relevancy, the Museum of Dufferin partnered with Climate Action in Dufferin to launch a new digital exhibition called ‘Before Your Eyes’. The digital exhibit looks to take the latest science on climate change in pollution and carbon dioxide, connecting the impacts to the local community while educating on solutions to reduce emissions.”

Pittsburgh City Paper: The Andy Warhol Museum showcases young voices with Gen-Z Time Capsule project

Pittsburgh City Paper: The Andy Warhol Museum showcases young voices with Gen-Z Time Capsule project. “Andy Warhol made collecting things part of his work, eventually turning the practice into Time Capsules, a project where he filled and taped up boxes with items from his daily life. Those boxes – containing an estimated 500,000 objects – are being opened and cataloged by The Andy Warhol Museum staff, giving insight to the Pittsburgh-born artist’s process and eccentricities. In honor of this project, The Warhol launched Gen-Z Time Capsule, an effort calling on young people born between 1997-2012 to submit photos of objects they believe best represent their generation’s experience.”