A quick roundup of some interesting things coming across our screens lately:
The Connecticut Humanities Council has pulled together a ton of resources in their online Heritage Resource Center. From resources and links on audiences to leadership to finance, they have done a terrific job pulling together a lot of information, in one spot, and with annotations so you can better find what you are looking for. I have already found it extremely helpful more than once.
The Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance just released a study called Research Into Action. One of their key findings was that African Americans and Hispanics in Philadelphia were more culturally active than Caucasians. Since many museums struggle to effectively reach minority audiences, and since the minority population is increasing dramatically in the US (see the "Museums and Society 2034" white paper we wrote for AAM's Center for the Future of Museums for more information on that), this finding is intriguing. I am still reading the report thoroughly myself, so stay tuned as I dig through it.
Finally, I love the recent activity on COSI's Facebook page. Yesterday, for Ticket Tuesday, they awarded a pair of tickets to the first person to answer a trivia question correctly. And last week they invited fans to post photos of their cute pets on COSI's wall. Cutest one gets a gift card to a pet supply store and free tickets. On Facebook go to COSI Columbus' Dynamic Hands-On Science Center and check out the activity . . . and the pics. (Macie Marie Wilkening is the black-and-white dog with the rawhide. Obviously she is cutest!)
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