Monday, March 24, 2008
Do you like this story?
Earlier this month Tyler Green, of Modern Art Notes, had this to say about the IMA and their fairly new blog:
The Indianapolis Museum of Art might be the web-smartest museum in America, and its blog is one of my favorite daily reads. The posts are all over the place, from moaning about the city's lack of an art critic to Julian Opie dancing in snow.
And again this week he reiterates his approval with this statement:
Saying it again: The Indianapolis Museum of Art's blog is the best museo-blog out there. Who else is encouraging their community to create Wikipedia entries about works in the museum's collection? (The museum ought offer more than a link to wiki-ers. What about a t-shirt? Or a membership?)
Congrats to our friends and fellow bloggers at the IMA. Keep the bar set high and continue to have fun with your blog. After all, aside from being informative, blogs should have an element of ease and fun about them. I have been keeping up with their posts since they started. One of the great things about the IMA in its current state, is that simple statements, or suggestions like Tyler's concerning giving memberships or t-shirts to those "wiki-ers" who create entries about the IMA's collection, is that it may very well happen. I think it is this willingness to embrace newer ways to reach the public and listen to different views, along with keeping things youthful and fresh, that will continue to revitalize the museum and break the mindset that some people hold that museums are stuffy old places.