Hong Kong Restaurant

July times two – Special guests galore!

Drinking about Museums: Boston

July is extra special! 3 guests, 2 dates, 1 week apart

Wednesday, July 8th at 6pm

Join us to chat with Don Undeen (@donundeen), of the Met Media Lab who is in town to learn more about Boston area museum digital opportunities.
The Hong Kong, Harvard Square, Cambridge

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Wednesday, July 15 at 6 pm

One week later, we welcome Liz Neely (@lili_czarina) of MCN, NMC, and the Harwood Art Museum in Taos, NM, and Allegra Burnette (@allegraburnette) currently of Forrester Research, formerly Creative Director, Digital Media at MoMA.

Come talk digital awesomeness and museum geekery!

Ed, Jenn & Alli

Drinking about Museums: Boston and NEMA team up in April

Hola, friends!

Hot on the heels of a great night out at EMKI (before the President, even!) we’re happy to announce the next two months of Drinking About Museums: Boston.

March Drinking About Museums: Boston

Wednesday, March 25 at 6pm
The Hong Kong
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To celebrate surviving this winter and to usher in spring in style we’ll be convening on March 25th at the Hong Kong, for our usual collegial fun. So, come out of hibernation and join us!!

We’re especially interested in hearing about new places we might convene, just to spread the DAM love around more. Know a congenial spot that doesn’t mind us calling up and saying, “We’d like to bring our group over. They usually number between 12-30, sometimes over 60, and prefer separate checks.”


April Drinking About Museums/New England Museums Association Networking Night
(Please RSVP below)

Wednesday, April 15 at 6pm
The Hong Kong
Google Map & Directions

And, as part of our world domination campaign, we’re pleased to announce our April Drinking About Museums will be a special pre-AAM event, co-hosted by NEMA, that will focus on networking. It’s a vital skill to have, whether you’re brand new to the field, or an old hand. So how do you establish and grow your professional network? Come on by and see how your peers do it! There’ll be a short program and some speed networking activities in addition to the usual DAM networking goodness. Whether you’re going to AAM or not, come on by and brush up your skills with us!  Bring your colleagues!  Share with your friends!


September Drinking About Museums with Koven Smith

On the heels of a spectacular DAM PEM/PM mash-up with the Instagramers of Boston along for the (ferry) ride, we are looking ahead to the fall.  Next up:

Thursday, September 11, 6 pm

The Hong Kong Restaurant in Harvard Square
1238 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138 (map)

As we ease into fall, special guest Koven J. Smith (@5easypieces) will be joining us in September for Drinking About Museums.  Formerly of the Denver Art Museum, Koven now teaches in the Johns Hopkins Masters of Museum Studies program and consults through Kinetic Museums.

In October, (date TBD) we will return to the HOng Kong and host another edition of Museums Show Off.  If you are interested in showing off, please contact us and let us know!

Also, The Old North Foundation  has invited the Drinking About Museums young professionals to join them for a reception in the Washington Courtyard on Wednesday, September 10. Check it out!  Details here.

Next Drinking About Museums: Boston, Wednesday, June 25, 6 PM

It was only yesterday it seems that we hosted Mia Ridge, but it’s that time again, friends…

When: Wednesday, June 25, 6 PM, starting at 6PM and going as long as it needs to go.

Where: We will be at the fabulous Hong Kong Restaurant

1238 Mass Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138

What: We will have more special guests this month, both up from the Met.  If you want to learn about the Digital Humanities Unicorn, this is your night!

Don Undeen (@donundeen) Manager of the MediaLab at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Creative tech cheerleader. Dilettante maker. Wannabe rock saxophonist. Cat herder. Unicorn chaser.
Neal Stimler (@nealstimler) Associate Digital Asset Specialist at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Hope to see you all there!

Ed & Jenn

May Drinking About Museums: Boston – May 30th, 6PM

Hello everyone!  I hope you are all looking forward to a fantastic Memorial Day weekend to kick off the summer. Once you have recovered, we hope you will come to the May edition of Drinking About Museums.

Friday, May 30, 6 pm

The Hong Kong Restaurant in Harvard Square
1238 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138 (map)

We will have special guest Mia Ridge (@mia_out on Twitter) who will be in town for THAT Camp.  You can read her blog, Open Objects for great discussions on digital humanities and use of technology in museums.

Hope to see you all there!

Next Drinking About Museums:BOS is 3/19, 6PM!

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Greetings, peoples!

Jenn and I have good news; not one, but two dates for Drinking About Museums: Boston! So, clear your calendars and join us!

This month’s event will be a return to our customary socializing.

When: Wednesday, March 19th, starting at 6PM and going as long as it needs to go.

Where: We will be returning to Harvard Square and the fabulous Hong Kong Restaurant

1238 Mass Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138


With the arrival of Spring, we thought it be nice to bust out of our hunkered-down, winter mindset, and see some sights.  Pennie Taylor at the ICA has worked on some interactives for their Nick Cave exhibition and would love to hear some feedback, so we offered DAM up to be her focus group.

When: Thursday, April 17th, starting at the ICA around 5PM(?) and going as long as it needs to go After that, we’ll probably adjourn to the Barking Crab for libations. Stay tuned for less fuzzy times once we get closer.

Where: The Institute Of Contemporary Art, 100 Northern Ave., Boston, MA 02210

and then The Barking Crab, 88 Sleeper St, Boston, MA 02210

Our next event is February 19th!

We threatened to roll out a website for some time, and here it is. It’s bare bones, but we hope it’ll grow into a decent repository for all our future adventures and hijinks. If you take pictures of events, have presentations you want to share, this’ll be a handy spot for them to live. OK?

OK, kids. We’re ready to roll with this month’s Drinking About Museums/Museums Showoff: Boston!

When: February 19th, 6PM. Showing off starts at 7PM.

Where: We will be returning to Harvard Square and the fabulous Hong Kong Restaurant

1238 Mass Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138

What: This will be our second edition of Museums Showoff. For more on the format, check the menu choice above.

Who: We’ve got a great lineup for this month’s event. In no particular order, they are:

  • Alli Rico     This Is the Waterworks Museum (or, I’ve Always Wondered What That Building On the Reservoir Was) –  everyone knows about the Golden Age of Boston and what it meant for the cultural development of the city, but do you know about the Chestnut Hill High Service Pumping Station? A 9 minute showoff of the coolest industrial museum this side of the Charles River.
  • Ari Davidow     Remixing online exhibits: Ideas for making GLAM web objects seeds for new creations
  • Jeff Steward     “Visualizing the Invisible”: a brief look at the secret lives of the 250,000 works of art in the Harvard Art Museum’s collection
  • Susan Timberlake     Being a Test Pilot for the Center for the Future of Museums
  • Becky Pittore     Something about the aquarium and/or art history
  • Meg Winikates     Aviary Antics: behind the scenes with the finches in PEM’s ‘From Here to Ear’ exhibition
  • Diana Lempel     What I learned from and what we did at Hack the Museum
  • Emily Oswald     Charlesview Apartments as Pop-Up Museum: A Thought Experiment. Wouldn’t it be incredible if we made a pop-up museum at the old Charlesview Apartments? Ok, maybe we can’t make it happen. But what could we do instead?