Digital Invasions in Baltimore

Digital Invasions in Baltimore

We are super happy to annouce we are going to invade Baltimore’s museums on april 1st, 2014 in partnership with Museum & the Web!

We’ll have a full immersion in Baltimore’s museums, we will share our experience on social networks (story)telling the museums’ collections, history, masterpieces. We’ll start the tour with a “digital invasion” training session on how to work together as a social media flashmob to engage online audiences with museums and their collections. We’ll then take you behind the scenes of museums around Baltimore to hear directly from museum staff about how they are using digital and analog tools to achieve their missions.

The “how to” session will provide you with a basic kit on how to invade an institution or a cultural site. We will give you tips on how to lead the crowd of invaders armed with smartphone and tablets, and generate new forms of participation while spreading “digital awareness” inside and outside your institution.

This tour will include:

The Historic Ships of Baltimore: USS Constellation tour
Historic Ships in Baltimore represent one of the most impressive collections of military vessels in the world. The tour will provide an overview of the USS Constellation’s history and a comprehensive walk-through fore-and-aft, spar-deck-to-hold. Hands-on activities will punctuate the tour and bring into focus some of the tasks associated with service aboard a mid-19th century, all-sail, man-of-war.

The National Great Blacks in Wax Museum
The National Great Blacks In Wax Museum is a private non-profit cultural and educational institution, founded in 1983 by Drs. Elmer and Joanne Martin. Featuring over 150 wax figures, the exhibits detail experiences from ancient African royalty and colonial American enslavement, to the Civil Rights Era and the present.

The Walters Art Museum
The visit will focus on the recent hackathon the museum hosted, Art Bytes. During this event, the Museum made available the new API and invited the creative community to build programs and applications inspired by art or to add to the museum experience. Some of the projects will be presented and there will be the possibility to test them while visiting some of the galleries.

The Baltimore Museum of Industry
The museum’s building was originally a 19th-century oyster and vegetable cannery. The tour will include the cannery, blacksmith and machine shop, garment loft, and print shop galleries. There will be demonstrations of the machines and equipment used in each of these industries.

The American Visionary Art Museum
The idea is for a unique new museum and education center that would emphasize intuitive creative invention and grassroots genius.

Will you join us for our digital invasions?

A museum is no longer a place to go, but something you do

(Photo courtesy The Walters Art Museum)