by Ed Rodley
So, another month is behind us, and another night of celebrating and mingling and Drinking About Museums: Boston.
We started off the evening with some good wishes from across the Pond, courtesy of Mar Dixon and the Drinking About Museums: London crew! Hopefully, they were all safely in bed by the time we started our event.
DAM: London in full swing.
Photo by Mar Dixon
Fifty hardy souls braved the weather to come up to the Hong Kong and cheer on their comrades who volunteered to Show Off. The London salute was returned in similar style, and we got down to business: drinking!
The DAM:BOS crew looking very happy.
Highlights of the evening
Jeff Steward did not tell us when the Fogg Museum will reopen but did show us the results of work he’s doing to visualize the 250,000 works of art in the Harvard Art Museum’s collection. And he did with paper printouts. Old school, indeed!
Diana Lempel shared what she learned from what they did at Hack the Museum at Harvard Museums of Natural History.
Emily Oswald suggested using Charlesview Apartments as a Pop-Up Museum.
Meg Winikates took us behind the scenes with the finches in Peabody Essex Museum’s ‘From Here to Ear’ exhibition.
Mini Ed was chugging the cranberry juice, and enjoyed all the talks.
Susan Timberlake was all about the badges as she told us about micro credentials and being a Test Pilot for the Center for the Future of Museums badging experiment.
Becky Pittore gave a frank talk on what it was like being an art history major.
Alli Rico gave an impassioned homage to the Waterworks Museum, the coolest industrial museum this side of the Charles River.
For those of you Show Offs who had digital presentations, if you drop them on SlideShare with the #drinkingaboutmuseums hashtag, I’ll add them here, too!
See ya next month!