MIDEA Webinar: The Next Step with iPads
The Marcus Institute for Digital Education in the Arts (MIDEA) provides timely, succinct, and practical knowledge about emerging technologies that museums can use to advance their missions. A collaboration between the Edward and Betty Marcus Foundation and the New Media Consortium, MIDEA showcases best practices in emerging applications of technologies such as social media, mobiles, augmented reality, cloud computing, and others that are just around the corner.
MIDEA brings together experts from all over the world on an ongoing basis to share strategies and success stories about digital applications for learning and interpretation. It is a place where people, ideas, resources, and tools routinely mix to highlight new ways of thinking, showcase best practices, encourage innovation, and strengthen education in the arts. Trainings, workshops, and summer institutes help keep member museums at the forefront of emerging technologies and their applications, expand their skills and capabilities, and foster collaboration among art museum professionals.
Today, the MIDEA site will feature a webinar spotlighting the projects completed this year by three MIDEA member organizations: Artpace, the Amarillo Museum of Art, and the Amon Carter Museum of American Art. Learn about the exemplary video projects from the people involved in making them happen, including Artpace’s Curator of Education Kaela Hoskings, who will present The Next Step with iPads: Informal Practice to Capture the Behind-the-Scenes Narrative. Artpace has been exploring how a contemporary art institution can use iPads to engage audiences through an innovative collaboration between artists, educators, curators, and other museum departments to create content that will inspire conversation and enhance the learning experience.
Image credit: A visitor views one of International Artist-in-Residence Sarah Sudhoff’s works in her new exhibition, Single Use Only, on view through January 13, 2013. Our Education department documented Sudhoff’s two-month residency at Artpace and shares behind-the-scene views of her process and progress in tours following the completion of the project. Photo by Francisco Cortes