25 October 2011
Congratulations to Dominic, who was the winner of our contest; he will get to attend Museum Utopias for free! Runner-up Nuala has been awarded a 50% fees discount. Congratulations! Look for our next contest in the New Year for your chance to win!
21 October 2011
We've already introduced you to Utopia (Texas), and this week, we present you with another Utopia, this one in Ohio. Sadly, this place does not have a Utopian museum - it has a population of just over 9,000 people. However, it has a very interesting history which makes it far from an ideal place. According to the state historical marker (2003) which stands in the town:
16 October 2011
Our contest for discounted registration was sadly under-entered. For a while, it looked as if we were going to have a de-facto winner. But we do have a choice for you, and here it is, with justifications.
1. N.M.M. nominated The Museum of Broken Relationships (represented at last year's conference) because it is
2. D.W., on the other hand felt that:
What do you think? Will it be a plucky little start-up museum, or an international icon? Who will get to attend the conference for a reduced rate? Go ahead and vote in the sidebar, on Facebook, or on Twitter (use the hashtag!). Voting ends at midnight on October 25.
13 October 2011
11 October 2011
This weekend was the birthday of John Lennon, and to celebrate, we are profiling his and Yoko Ono's vision: Nutopia. Announced on April 1, 1973 (April Fool's) this was an artistic and political statement. Reminiscent of the hopeful world he described in his 1971 song, Imagine, it is an idealistic concept. The national anthem was three seconds of silence. Read the declaration, watch the announcement, live the dream.