Monthly Archives: November 2012

Favorite Museum Photos: Inspiration Outdoors


Not all informal learning sites are inside. Here are photographs I took at a zoo and a park full of gardens.   * November’s blog theme is Museums Versus the Problems of the World.

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Week 4: National Inventors Hall of Fame and Museum


From Invent Now’s website: Invent Now looks for new and creative ways to spread the inventive spirit, developing a range of creative products, programs and innovative partnerships that emphasize the importance of invention in society. Invent Now includes a design … Continue reading

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Week 3: Irvine Nature Center


Nature center mission: Irvine is an environmental education organization. Our mission is to educate and inspire current and future generations to explore, respect and protect nature. My visit to Irvine Nature Center was my first official Weekly Museum Visit with … Continue reading

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Trust and the Metropolitan Museum of Art


New York City’s Metropolitan Museum of Art has recently made headlines in the art world as the defendant in a lawsuit brought by two museum members for the way its admission fees “deceive and defraud” the public. The plaintiffs argue … Continue reading

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Aquatic Life on Display


It is a challenging and exciting time for aquariums. For one thing, audiences’ expanding concern for animal rights and animal welfare forces aquariums and zoos to grapple with ethical questions. There was once a time when the mere entertainment value … Continue reading

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Week 2: Kingman and Heritage Islands Park


Living Classrooms mission: Living Classrooms Foundation strengthens communities and inspires young people to achieve their potential through hands-on education and job training, using urban, natural, and maritime resources as “living classrooms.” Living Classrooms is the foundation that manages Kingman and … Continue reading

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The Ripple Effect


Art Museum of the Americas’ current exhibit The Ripple Effect: Currents of Socially Engaged Art is, at one level, eclectic. There are videos and computer projections, sculptures and photography, textiles and terrariums. The works of art also address a variety … Continue reading

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