We’ve had a change of plans. We will go to Fitchburg in early June, and this month be back at the Hong Kong in Harvard Square. See you Thursday, April 14 at 6pm at the Kong!
May will be a road trip to Waltham and Gore Place (#wegotllama) and June in Fitchburg…
After several months of being hosted by great museums and then Showing Off for each other, February will be purely social. Please, join us for fun conversation!
Wednesday, February 10, 6pm
The Hong Kong Restaurant
In the next few months we’re working on the following spots to visit: Fitchburg Art Museum; Gore Place; and the Crane Estate. Get your traveling shoes on, DAM is hitting the road.
Last night was a fabulous time! The good folks at the Museum of Science pulled out all the stops to give 35 of their colleagues an in-depth look at the process behind making their next traveling exhibition: The Science Behind Pixar. Thanks to Emily Marsh, Mike Horvath, Alana Parkes, Katie Gilligan and the rest of the team for showing us what a really really really big and complicated show looks like from the inside.
Our next event will be Wednesday, December 9, 6 pm
Old North Church: Behind-the-scenes Tour
Arrive between 6 and 6:30 pm
6:30 pm – A behind-the-scenes tour of the Old North Church
7 pm – We will move next door to their social event space for drinks, snacks, and conversation.
We must limit participants to 40 people so please RSVP!
RSVP for Old North Church
It seems like just yesterday we last got together, but sometimes opportunities arise that can’t be missed. We have a guest in town who’s been making a grand pilgrimage of US museums. Come on out tomorrow night and meet Frith Williams, the Head of Writing at the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa. She’s here on a 2015 Fulbright Scholar Award to explore digital and bilingual/bicultural storytelling in US museums. She’s been crisscrossing the country for the past few months, looking and talking, and she’s stopping off in Boston on her travels.
She’d love to meet colleagues and learn more about what’s going on in town. If you’re into interpretation, writing, exhibit development, and/or drinking, then come join us at the Hong Kong in Harvard Square tomorrow night starting at 6:30!
Come see Animaris Suspendisse in action! And all it’s kin!
Thursday, October 15, 6-9 pm
Join us in Salem at the Peabody Essex Museum for PEM/PM and #Strandbeest viewing. Ed Rodley will lead an optional Beestly tour starting roughly around 7 pm. For more on the exhibition, check out this site.
Free admission with RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
First 20 RSVPs get 2 free drink tickets!
Directions and public transportation information.
PEM advises the use of public transportation in the month of October due to the high number of visitors to the city.
See you in Salem!
Last night’s joint DAM/NEMA advocacy event was a blast, despite the appalling traffic and gloomy weather. 35 folks descended (or ascended, I guess, since it’s on Beacon Hill) on the Nichols House Museum, courtesy of their Director, Victoria Glazomitsky and her staff, to have a private tour of the museum and a primer from Meg Winikates and Dan Yaeger of NEMA on how to advocate with your state representatives.
You should take a tour next time you’re on Beacon Hill. It’s a great way to understand what went on behind the shiny front doors of Beacon Hill in the 19th and 20th centuries.
In the kitchen at Nichols House, getting the skinny on talking to legislators.
We followed it up with a trip down the Hill to Harvard Gardens where the merriment continued late into the evening.
The Big News
As part of our continuous improvement process, the lean, agile DAM trio (Alli Rico, Jenn Schmitt, and Ed Rodley) did a reconnaissance trip to Redbones a couple of weeks ago. We’re always looking for ways to improve your experience, especially if it means hanging out and eating barbecue! We combined our lists of places we want to go and folks who’ve asked us to host a DAM, and put together a tentative schedule for the next eight months! Phone calls will be going out soon, so if your museum is on the list, be on the lookout! Drinking About Museums is coming for you! We’ll add dates as we confirm venues.
Jan – Museums Showoff @ the Hong Kong
Feb – DAM @ the Hong Kong
Drinking About Museums got a great shout out in this WBUR piece this morning. Check it out!