Today’s science museums operate in two lanes with respect to their pace of action.
The slow lane is the collections. At the extreme, they may contain objects that are hundreds of years old, things that deteriorate slowly and don’t need much more attention than burglary protection. Some of our old surgical instruments move in the slow lane.
Here’s an inspiration for our Museion & The Web Day, namely an excellent post by Mia Ridge about the pros and cons of letting images of cool museum objects go viral on social media(http://openobjects.blogspot.com/2012/02/capturing-visitors-with-steampunk-arm.html).
Enjoy — and note how Mia (apparently effortlessly) juxtaposes her curatorial interest in material objects and her passion for outreach with an insight into the workings of the social web.
I have enjoyed quite a few of Mia’s posts on the Open Objects blog; maybe she would be a good invitee for a MUSE seminar in the late spring/early summer?