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Stephanie Norby, How to connect with other museums

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Stephanie Norby, How to connect with other museums

  1. 1. The Smithsonian
  2. 2. 19 Museums
  3. 3. 136 million things
  4. 4. 5,000 people
  5. 5. How can we help peopleexplore their own interests?How can they continue toexplore these interests with usafter they go home?How do we know whathappened?
  6. 6. Crossing Boundaries Within BetweenMuseums Museums With Other Groups
  7. 7. Collaboration – HBRBoth partners help others climb thisladder - and in the process of helpingothers they lift themselves up to the topof the ladder. They are consciouslycreating a new path that createssynergies for themselves, while leavinga trail for others to follow. The intent ofthe collaboration is not just their ownsuccess but that of the largercommunity as well.
  8. 8. Case Study #1Crossing Boundariesto engage educators with digital content
  9. 9. Smithsonianeducation.si.edu
  10. 10. Collections.si.edu
  11. 11. Photos by Joe Hobson
  12. 12. http://scems.navnorth.com
  13. 13. Empower the User:Digital Learning Resources Project (open source toolset)
  14. 14. Case Study #2Crossing Boundaries to engage youth in social networks & “digital badging”
  15. 15. Core Badges: Across the Institution Smith
  16. 16. Citizen Science
  17. 17. Review and Assessment by: Smithsonian Experts Badged Teachers “Powered-Up” Peers Tree Banding Database External Triggers
  18. 18. Environmental Badges
  19. 19. Case Study #3 Crossing Boundariesby co-curating exhibits
  20. 20. How can we help peopleexplore their own interests?How can they continue toexplore these interests with usafter they go home?How do we know whathappened?
  21. 21. Both partners help others climb thisladder - and in the process of helpingothers they lift themselves up to the topof the ladder. They are consciouslycreating a new path that createssynergies for themselves, while leavinga trail for others to follow. The intent ofthe collaboration is not just their ownsuccess but that of the largercommunity as well.
  22. 22. Choose partners based on their superior expertise orcontextual knowledge.Work on strategic problems you can’t solve alone.Invest in collaboration for the long-term – technologyplatform, “backbone” organization that keeps the workmoving, training for staff.Collaborate in-person but sustain using technology
  23. 23. snorby@si.edu

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