A Glimpse Into Social Media at the Smithsonian (And Beyond)

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On Wednesday, September 3rd from 12.30 to 1.30 in the National Air and Space Museum Briefing Room, Francesca De Gottardo, our #svegliamuseo founder and visiting professional working with the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES), will be presenting the results of her research project on Social Media at the Smithsonian.

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The Rise of The Culture of Making and Hacking

Over the last year, there has been a growing interest for open-ended experiences and activities that ask audiences to create new tools to add on the museum experience and/or to manipulate approaches and collections. In some cases they are planned activities, such as the Tinkering sessions started by the Exploratorium (@Exploratorium – more info on Tinkering here) and “exported”, among others, at the Museum of Science and Technology in Milan (@Museoscienza),  but there is also a growing number of “pop-up” events, hackathons and experimental programs that, in some way, wants to turn inside out Museum’s traditional methodologies.

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