I am beyond excited that I have been awarded a Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Fellowship. I’ll be going to New York on the 1st of June for 5 weeks.
In the spirit of my research I’m keen to crowd source some tips and introductions
Can you help?
- What museums should I visit? Are there any small museums that I might not have heard of, but are worth a visit?
- Who should I speak to? I’m keen to meet a range of education, digital and marketing people from museums, and tech companies.
- What events should I attend? i.e. special events, tours, talks (I see that the Whitney do Pram tours for new mums which sound great).
- Should I take a class? I haven’t taken an art or art history class in what seems like forever, does your museum run any adult saturday or late night classes that I could join?
- What else should I do? Restaurants, bars, shows, festivals
I’ve already booked to go to the Games for Change and Communicating the Museum Conferences and set myself two questions to try and answer during my research trip:
- How are museums in New York using digital technologies to extend Art History Education?
- Why are some museums more innovative than others?
If you’ve got a tip leave a comment here, email me firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet me @OonaghTweets
5 thoughts on “New York New York”
Have a wonderful time there Oonagh. Here’s a non-arts yet great ‘experiential tip’ … treat yourself to a cocktail at the Plaza Hotel (just off Central Park at the top of 5th Ave). Relax and people watch … then ask one of the waiters there (they are AMAZING) about the Rubicon Chandeliers and try and spot the rubies.
… forgot – a frozen hot chocolate at SERENDIPITY. Make sure you sit downstairs … and share it with a friend. They’re huge, and unforgettably delicious.
I love what MoMA do with engagement and digital activity. Plus they used a cat to advertise their iPad app. What’s not to like?!
I also found Shelley Bernstein from the Brooklyn Museum very engaging when she spoke at the AMA Conference last year. They do all sorts of experimental digital things, all of which are fascinating! http://www.brooklynmuseum.org/community/blogosphere/author/bernsteins/
One to visit: Morbid Anatomy Library
Thanks guys! Have had lots of tips on twitter to, will pull them all together and create a to do list blog post to share. So much better than a guide book 🙂