Illinois News Bureau: Illinois artist’s virtual ‘Museum of Us’ lets everyone tell their stories

Illinois News Bureau: Illinois artist’s virtual ‘Museum of Us’ lets everyone tell their stories. “Artist Jorge Lucero recently invited people from around the world to meet via Zoom and share an object that was important in their lives – telling their stories through their belongings and turning the grid of video teleconferencing boxes into a cabinet of curiosities.”

EurekAlert: Online museum exhibitions will be more prominent post COVID-19

EurekAlert: Online museum exhibitions will be more prominent post COVID-19. “When Museums closed their doors in March 2020 for the first COVID-19 lockdown in the UK a majority moved their activities online to keep their audiences interested. Researchers from WMG, University of Warwick have worked with OUMNH, to analyse the success of the exhibitions, and say the way Museums operate will change forever.”

Hyperallergic: The Enchanting Visuals of Portuguese Fish Tins

Hyperallergic: The Enchanting Visuals of Portuguese Fish Tins. “The idiosyncratic visual culture of Portugal’s tinned foods industry is the subject of Conservas de Portugal, an online museum featuring more than 40,000 entries including fish tin designs, labels, photographs, and more. Its collection is curated by CAN THE CAN, a restaurant in Lisbon associated with the National Association of Manufacturers of Canned Fish (ANICP).”

Athletics Weekly: Museum of World Athletics is launched online

Athletics Weekly: Museum of World Athletics is launched online. “The Museum of World Athletics – or MOWA for short – features 3D images of shoes, clothing and equipment, plus medals and more. It has evolved following the creation of the World Athletics heritage initiative in 2018 ‘to honour, preserve and promote the sport’s history’ and includes attractive computer-generated images combined with actual high-quality photographs of various items and artefacts.” I’m not 100% but I’m inferring from the article that “athletics” in this sense means track and field sports.

Ukrinform: Information policy ministry to create online museum of Russian propaganda in Ukraine

Ukrinform: Information policy ministry to create online museum of Russian propaganda in Ukraine. “The Ministry of Culture and Information Policy plans to create an online museum of Russian propaganda in Ukraine, Minister of Culture and Information Policy Oleksandr Tkachenko has said. He stated this on the Ukraine 24 television channel, according to an Ukrinform correspondent.”

Vanity Fair: The Best Online Art Exhibitions to Explore During Lockdown

Vanity Fair: The Best Online Art Exhibitions to Explore During Lockdown. “Relentless rain, January blues and a mysterious lack of novelty bakes on our Instagram feeds—the U.K.’s third lockdown is proving undeniably dreary. But as we reach for our favourite sweatshirt-and-leggings ensemble and prepare for more laptop-fuelled weekends, we can thank museums and galleries around the world for keeping our cultural appetites satiated. We’ve delved into the art scene to find more online offerings, so settle in for another round of well-deserved virtual escapism.”

Newz Hook: Jadavpur Univ student launches online museum of collectibles accessible for visually impaired people

Newz Hook: Jadavpur Univ student launches online museum of collectibles accessible for visually impaired people . “Items like theatre posters, ticket stubs or political leaflets are meant for short term use but which over time become valuable as they provide information about a certain period. Jadavpur University student Subhradeep Chatterjee has launched The Ephemeriad Project, an online museum which showcases such items with a special focus on accessibility for visually impaired people.”

The First News (Poland): Delightful ‘little corset’ tiles showcase rescued fragments of Warsaw architecture

The First News (Poland): Delightful ‘little corset’ tiles showcase rescued fragments of Warsaw architecture. “An Archive of Warsaw Detail has been launched to showcase rescued fragments of the Polish capital’s architecture. The online museum brings together architectural bits and pieces collected during renovation works – both inside buildings and on their façades.”

Architectural Digest: There’s Now an Online Museum Dedicated Entirely to Diagonal Lines (Yes, Really)

Architectural Digest: There’s Now an Online Museum Dedicated Entirely to Diagonal Lines (Yes, Really). “Joel Levinson was in his second year of architecture studies at the University of Pennsylvania when he overheard two students speaking as if they were up to no good. These being fellow building buffs, however, their illicit conversation turned out to be a far cry from planning house parties while perched in the library stacks. Instead, the whispered dialogue was more of the drafting table variety: ‘They were talking about attaching triangular shapes into their otherwise orthogonal, blocky building designs,’ Levinson recalls. At the time, Levinson was intrigued. But today, he credits the moment with catalyzing his lifelong interest in what he refers to as ‘diagonality,’ or put more simply, the study of diagonal lines.”

ORF Online: Wien Museum shows 47,000 objects online

ORF Online, and translated from German: Wien Museum shows 47,000 objects online. “There are currently objects from Otto Wagner’s drawing estate, more than 400 works by Gustav Klimt, photographs by Trude Fleischmann and Robert Haas, large unpublished photo holdings on political Vienna in the 1970s and often sought-after images from the topographical photo collection and the Topics coffee house, Prater, Revolution 1848 and rulers. In addition to known holdings, the search often also yields numerous surprising hits, the museum announced.”

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.”

Royal Academy of Engineering: Jonnie’s blade inspires next generation of engineers

Royal Academy of Engineering: Jonnie’s blade inspires next generation of engineers . “Plans to create a new virtual museum have been announced today by the Royal Academy of Engineering in an effort to address narrow perceptions of engineering that are contributing to a skills and diversity shortfall in the profession in the UK. Research from 2018 estimated that only 12%1 of the engineering workforce are female and just 9% are from BAME backgrounds.”

American Alliance of Museums: Children’s Museology and the COVID-19 Crisis

American Alliance of Museums: Children’s Museology and the COVID-19 Crisis. “This forced quantum leap into virtual visitorship intersects powerfully with young people’s preferred technologies, enabling them to participate more prolifically and publicly in museum programming than ever before. As a result, I argue, a new critical children’s museology is emerging at the forefront of virtual museological practice. As I define it, children’s museology refers to the production of museum content and programming not just for or about children, but also by and with children in ways that engage them as valued social actors and knowledge-bearers.”

Attractions Magazine: Comic-Con Museum will open in San Diego in 2021

Attractions Magazine: Comic-Con Museum will open in San Diego in 2021. “The museum will also rely on fan sourcing and respond to current interests to distinguish it from other pop culture museums and make it more accessible and dynamic for audiences worldwide. Plus, an online museum will engage those who can’t travel to San Diego and provide pre- or post-visit experiences for those who can, including live streams and digital museum programming.”

i-D: The Plastic Bag Museum archiving the disappearing everyday object

i-D: The Plastic Bag Museum archiving the disappearing everyday object. “To sum up the last seventy years in a single object, you needn’t look further than under your kitchen sink. The humble plastic bag — once an everyday object carelessly picked up, used and disposed and now environmentalism’s public enemy number one — became readily available in the post-war 50s, peaked in the 90s and is slowly disappearing from our streets. As we move from plastic to totes, the significance of these seemingly worthless single-use bags is being archived in a recently opened digital collection, aptly named the Plastic Bag Museum.”