I've been really excited lately by creativity in museums and the creative process in general. In this first Creativity Round Up, I thought I'd try something new, and gather together some links found across the internet. I present to you a handful of inspiring examples of creativity and reflections on the creative process, in museums and beyond!
Museum Hack summarizes Desi Gonzalez's article: “Museum making: Creating with emerging technologies in art museums”.
"Art museums are bastions of the greats. The works they feature are considered timeless pieces that speak to and inspire everyone. Yet many visitors are disengaged at art museums: wandering galleries as they seek out popular masterpieces to snap a photo and say that they’ve seen it. Even when visitors leave inspired, they may not have a space in which their creative juices can flow."
Why can’t museums be sites of inspiration and active creativity?
Pauline Bock writes in The New Yorker about how Grenoble offers the world’s first short-story vending machines.
The Musée de la Vie romantique in Paris hosted a candlelit visit of its Faces of Terror exhibition
Think there's only one way to visit an exhibition?
The Parisian Museum of Romantics hosted an evening visit of Faces of Terror: Violence and Fantasy from David to Delacroix, lit only by candles. Electro music by Cheapster played in the museum and the gardens as visitors roamed about with battery-powered candles.
Austin Kleon published a Steal Like An Artist Journal, filled with creative prompts for play and reflection.
In this video, Austin Kleon talks about the benefits of journaling and about famous journals.
"Notebooks are a good place to have bad ideas."
The Wall Street Journal looks at how museums test new technology and interactive exhibits.
In Montréal and looking for people to go to museums with? Check out the Montreal Museum Group, the Meetup that I just started!