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How much is a postcard selling for in your location?

I am making postcards for my local museum as a fundraiser and I need to know how much tourist stops are charging for postcards these days. [more inside]
posted by cda on Jun 2, 2016 - 10 answers

Baltimore/Eastern Shore/NYC on the cheap

I'm traveling to Baltimore for a wedding in late April. Hoping to catch a little art and culture in Charm City, possible overnight side trip to Eastern Shore or St. Mary's City, followed by 3 nights on a friend's futon in Manhattan. Looking for suggestions re: public transit, museums, state & national parks. Difficulty level: frugal and carless (unless I rent one to go to the shore), traveling solo. (snowflakes and lots and lots of questions inside) [more inside]
posted by LeftMyHeartInSanFrancisco on Mar 14, 2016 - 7 answers

Suggestions for repeat London visit?

My husband and I are heading to London for vacation in a few weeks. Both of us have already seen the big sights on previous trips. We have some ideas about what to do, and we have some Premier League tickets we're very excited about, but we're looking for additional suggestions. We're also wondering where we should eat, and whether there are any good day trips we should consider. [more inside]
posted by Carmelita Spats on Feb 18, 2016 - 27 answers

Winter NYC vacation plans revolving around food, art, music, & history

I'll be in NYC from Jan 22 - Jan 24 and am overwhelmed with excitement and also panic about What To Do and What To Eat. Can you tell me what you love to do and eat given my wide range of interests? [more inside]
posted by tatiana wishbone on Jan 6, 2016 - 16 answers

Two Guys In Madrid For Two Weeks In Jan

That's to you guys we're going to Madrid for two weeks in mid Janurary. Since it's our first time we plan on doing on the standard touristy things, but what are some things we might miss out on otherwise? We enjoy fine dining, touring impressive feats of engineering, unusual or highly specific museums, the gothic or macabre, antiques, high end second hand mensware shops, and all types of ruins. Day trip advice very welcome.
posted by The Whelk on Dec 22, 2015 - 16 answers

What is the right word for the building that houses a museum?

The building that houses The Menil Collection is one of my all-time favorite buildings that houses art. But "building" isn't the right word. Nor is gallery, nor is exhibition, though it is close to all of these. What is the right word, accurately defines the buildings which house the art in The Louvre, The Art Institute, Museum Fine Arts Houston, San Antonio Museum of Art, etc and etc. [more inside]
posted by dancestoblue on Oct 5, 2015 - 63 answers

How does a museum work?

A series of questions about what happens behind the scenes of a museum. How does an idea turn into an exhibit, and who ultimately approves its content? [more inside]
posted by fromspiderhead on Jul 20, 2015 - 5 answers

RoRo's Big Adventure

Dearest Mefites of the USA, my 21 yo daughter is planning to galavant around your country this Northern Hemisphere summer, and we'd like your input! Any advice/recommendations for things to see, places to go, how to get there, accommodation, etc appreciated. We're yet to book flights, leaving everything pretty much to the last minute. We have friends in San Fran who will likely be her first stop, then after that, all is variable. [more inside]
posted by goshling on May 3, 2015 - 64 answers

Chicago Now

I'm going to be in Chicago this weekend. What should I do? Interests and schedule inside. [more inside]
posted by kittensofthenight on Apr 29, 2015 - 24 answers

Museum aesthetics? why?

It's grey with TIMES NEW ROMAN and lots of ellipses.....where and when did this develop? [more inside]
posted by rtodd on Apr 24, 2015 - 6 answers

How big is the RISD museum?

My beloved and I are heading to Providence tomorrow for a day trip. How big is the RISD museum? Is it a 1 1/2 hour museum or a day-long museum? For comparison, we're pretty familiar with the Boston MFA or the Gardner or the Frick.
posted by Jasper Fnorde on Mar 14, 2015 - 8 answers

Best WordPress gallery for small museum and library collection

I'm putting a small (about 120 items) museum/library image collection online. My organization is using WordPress to create a simple website for this collection, and I need help finding the best gallery/portfolio plugin to display these images. What's your favorite WordPress plugin for this, and why? [more inside]
posted by lillygog on Sep 17, 2014 - 5 answers

Hollywood culture

My nephew is fresh out of film school and just moved to Hollywood. I'd like to get him a membership to a museum, theater, or some other cultural institution / organisation. What are some cool places in that area a bright, nerdy 20-something might want to visit regularly? (does not necessarily have to be film related)
posted by the bricabrac man on Sep 5, 2014 - 10 answers

What are the best cities in the world for walking, arting, and eating?

My husband and I have realized that our ideal form of travel is to get an apartment in another city for a week or two and spend the entire time walking around the city, eating, and visiting museums. What are the best cities in the world we can do this in where we can also get around speaking English, Spanish, or German? [more inside]
posted by EmilyFlew on Aug 19, 2014 - 74 answers

Looking for meticulously curated archives to browse through

I'm looking for archives of... things to look at and meander through. Things like those that I have seen of medieval manuscripts, engravings of pictures of businesses featured on receipts from the 1800s (? not sure of dates), and I guess other things of that ilk. [more inside]
posted by marble on Jun 20, 2014 - 13 answers

Museum jobs in Los Angeles: tips, suggestions, advice?

Pretty basic: my partner and I are relocating from the East Coast to Los Angeles in July; I am hoping to find a job (or jobs) in one of LA's many fascinating cultural institutions. Primarily looking for positions in research, outreach, or education. I am looking for any suggestions as to listserves, forums, job posting boards, or other places where I can start looking for posted positions, as well as any local groups like the EMPs that I might be able to join once there. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 11, 2014 - 6 answers

Like the Mixed-Up Files, But True

My friend is graduating next month with a degree in Museum Studies. I'd like to get her a book as a graduation present. Can you recommend any good memoirs or biographies or popular nonfiction books set in the museum world? I would rather it not be mainly about heists or looting or art crime.
posted by bluefly on Apr 30, 2014 - 13 answers

Library and Museum Digital Projects

I am on a team at a public library and we are looking at what we can do to expand our digital presence. I have looked at websites like the Smithsonian and Library of Congress and I am looking for suggestions of other institutions that are trying new things online.
posted by zzazazz on Dec 10, 2013 - 6 answers

Salvage These Bones

A long-planned long weekend visit to DC to check out Harper's Ferry and Antietam in a few days has been infuriatingly stymied by the shutdown. The plan had been to go see a lot of stuff related to John Brown's Raid, Civil War battlefields, and African American art housed at the National Gallery. The trip was in part to do research for a creative writing project about Mr Brown, and part for some general shenanigans. Now what? [more inside]
posted by sestaaak on Oct 7, 2013 - 18 answers

What should I do next week in NYC?

In an effort to distract myself from my life, I've decided to spend next week in NYC. I've never been, and am getting a little overwhelmed trying to decide what to do there. Oh yeah, and I'd like to not have to sell my firstborn to pay for everything. [more inside]
posted by jenlovesponies on Aug 22, 2013 - 44 answers

What are the best American historic sites east of the Mississippi

My husband and I want to carefully plan a series of American History field trips for our family, to take place over the next 3-6 years. We live in Northern New England and are, ourselves, pretty conversant in US History. Can you help us plan what we should see and -- most importantly -- what order we should see it in? [more inside]
posted by anastasiav on Aug 16, 2013 - 36 answers

Visiting Amsterdam in November

Visiting Amsterdam (hopefully) over the 11/9 weekend - what to do? [more inside]
posted by lpcxa0 on Apr 22, 2013 - 11 answers

Term time activities for 11-15 year olds near Slough?

We're about to have yet another spell of very cold weather in the south east so time to find more activies for school age children (11-15) that are either indoors or in sheltered areas outdoors. Can you recommend any? [more inside]
posted by humph on Mar 10, 2013 - 0 answers

Joymany

My friends went to Germany on a whim and now they are cold and miserable until their flight back in early February. I don't want them to give up hope. What are some truly awesome things that they can do in Berlin and the surrounding areas in the coming weeks? [more inside]
posted by cloeburner on Jan 18, 2013 - 38 answers

A Cultural weekend in New York

I'll be in New York City the 21st through the 23rd and would like to take in a much art/cultural stuff as I reasonably can, but it's New York and outside of the big four (MOMA, the Met, AMNH and the Guggenhiem), I'm not really sure where to start. [more inside]
posted by Meeks Ormand on Sep 5, 2012 - 23 answers

Standout cultural memberships in NYC

Which museums, venues & institutions in New York City have the most rewarding membership programs? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 22, 2012 - 9 answers

How to avoid the crowds at Versailles?

Which days should I avoid Versailles on my trip to Paris? [more inside]
posted by Heliochrome85 on Apr 24, 2012 - 28 answers

Best laid plan gets wrinkled

Headhunter has interrupted my career-change plans, how do I know whether this is an opportunity or a blind alley? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 26, 2012 - 9 answers

Bored in Ann Arbor: *How* does one find new things to do?

Bored in Ann Arbor: *How* does one find new things to do? [more inside]
posted by 254blocks on Feb 20, 2012 - 16 answers

Taking my funny face to Paris

So I'll be in Paris for six days in the beginning of February. I have my cheap not-quite-a-room all set up (thanks, airbnb!) and some mild conversational skills all primed and...basically no other plans, other than vast quantities of pastries. So what do you, o wonderful Mefites, suggest? In search of: museums, especially odd ones and/or Romans, fancy paper... [more inside]
posted by jetlagaddict on Jan 20, 2012 - 23 answers

Pastels in London and Paris Museums

Thinking of visiting London and Paris next year...also been getting into pastels so would like to hit up art museums with a good number of quality pastel paintings by Degas, Renoir, etc. (prefer impressionist style). Which museums provide this abundance? I'm thinking the Musée d'Orsay, maybe the Louvre...anywhere else?
posted by lirael2008 on Dec 15, 2011 - 8 answers

Current displays of captured enemy weapons?

What are some examples of countries displaying "captured weapons" or war planes, etc, of any enemy country and then turning them into a tourist attraction? [more inside]
posted by Cwell on Dec 9, 2011 - 26 answers

Gay Girl in Amsterdam for 2 Days: Where to stay and what to do???

Where should I stay in Amsterdam and what should I check out? I'm going to Amsterdam for two days and two nights the first week of January. I am a 26 year old single lesbian who is very interested in checking out the local hotspots for gay women and also visiting some art galleries. I would like to see some unusual art installations and/or performance art while I am there. Thank you! : ) [more inside]
posted by thatgirl1985 on Oct 24, 2011 - 6 answers

Then we take Berlin

Berlin. Will be there celebrating my son's birthday, between 25th and 28th of september. He runs a cool restaurant in Stockholm, loves beer, football and music and will be 47. I am 70 love museums, art shows, wine -and still like whooping it up. Will be staying in Kreuzberg. What shouldn't we miss?
posted by jan murray on Sep 20, 2011 - 7 answers

Favorite museum websites

What are some of your favorite museum websites (urls please)? Specifically looking for interesting and engaging historic house museum websites.
posted by printchick on Sep 17, 2011 - 6 answers

"I've got a gun let's go to a Broadway show"

What should I see/eat/do in New York City this week? [more inside]
posted by drjimmy11 on Jul 25, 2011 - 39 answers

Help us have fun on a NYC day trip

What to see in NYC in only one day? [more inside]
posted by maxg94 on Jun 28, 2011 - 23 answers

Things To Do In Belgium When You're Ten

My daughter and I will be in Brussels for seven hours on Friday. What shouldn't we miss? [more inside]
posted by tigrefacile on May 31, 2011 - 11 answers

When art installations get bored

Looking for an article about artists living in a New York museum as installation. [more inside]
posted by Su on May 27, 2011 - 5 answers

Reflections on Collections

Hou Hanru: On the Mid-Ground is a collection of curatorial statements and catalogue essays by a curator/critic. What other collections of curatorial statements might you recommend? [more inside]
posted by Jagz-Mario on Apr 20, 2011 - 2 answers

Helps up plan our first real vacation!

Hooray, we're taking our first "big kid" vacation to New York City for a week! ...um, what now? (March 13-19 edition) [more inside]
posted by joshuaconner on Feb 10, 2011 - 20 answers

Interesting War Museums or Memorials?

A friend's 16 year old son has picked up an interest in history, particularly war memorials. She'd like to take him on a trip over spring break to encourage him but is lacking choices other than Civil War sites in VA/MD and the Pearl Harbor Memorial, both of which they've visited before. Places in the United States are preferable but she'd consider other English-speaking countries (she doesn't want to hire a tour guide). Where can they go to get a real sense of history and blow this teenager's mind?
posted by nuala on Feb 7, 2011 - 51 answers

Something happens and I'm head over heels

MorbidCuriosityFilter: I just saw this on my friend's blog, which is an odd coincidence, because only the other day I was wondering: How many people have jumped or fallen off of the spiral walkway at the Guggenheim Museum in NYC? [more inside]
posted by Artifice_Eternity on Feb 4, 2011 - 4 answers

Should my art museum put some of our collection on Flickr?

I'm working on a proposal that the art museum where I work should put images of some of our collection onto our Flickr account. Are there downsides to this that I'm missing? [more inside]
posted by COBRA! on Feb 3, 2011 - 13 answers

Sunday fun in NYC

What's something fun and cheap and indoorsy we can do this Sunday afternoon in nyc? [more inside]
posted by silverstatue on Jan 25, 2011 - 12 answers

9 Year-Old Girl Takes Manhattan

My niece is turning 9 this week and will be visiting Manhattan with her parents over Thanksgiving. I'd like to get her a gift like a coloring book, bingo game, or map where she can track where she's been while she's there. Something that requires a little research on her part beforehand would be great; YA historical stuff or mysteries is sort of what I'm looking for. (She's reading at a 5th grade level). I'd like to steer clear of electronic stuff if possible; paper and crayons/pencils type of thing.
posted by dolface on Oct 16, 2010 - 11 answers

Museum or not

Should I go for a museum studies masters or would a public history masters be a better choice instead? [more inside]
posted by miss sarah thane on Aug 22, 2010 - 5 answers

What to do around a War Museum visit in Ottawa?

Things to do in Ottawa/Gatineau for two guys in their late 20s? A visit to the War Museum is already in the cards. [more inside]
posted by Monday, stony Monday on Jul 30, 2010 - 11 answers

Dime Museums, Disaster Spectacles, and Old Coney Island

Hi All. I am doing research on old Coney Island, Dime Museums, and the history of disaster spectacles. Do any of you know of any books or sources where I could find out more information or, better yet, images relating to these topics? Thank you!
posted by astropop on Jun 26, 2010 - 9 answers

How do you get to the Rothko Chapel from the airport?

How do you get from the Houston Airport to the Rothko Chapel? [more inside]
posted by mortaddams on Jun 24, 2010 - 12 answers

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