The Buzz

A few short yarns...

Best Meal of the Year: EYEO 2018

Creative nutrition is something we often don’t think enough about. When we’re busy, we get by on snacks, and whatever is within reach. So when we really take time to deliberately plan and partake of it, the impact is striking…

Learning Through Gesture and Play

In honour of World Ocean Day earlier this month, the Ocean’s Gallery at the Discovery Centre in Halifax celebrated its grand opening. The opening feature of this gallery is a dynamic multi-visitor experience that introduces visitors to a playful ocean…

I’m Touched – Playing with Conductive Paint

A local art gallery opens this weekend advertising that every work will be touchable and connected within an immersive environment, with your curiosity piqued, you venture to the gallery on Saturday morning expecting a space filled with technology and the…

Moving Beyond Empathy as a Buzzword in the Museum Industry

An “empathy deficit” in society is, according to some, behind a lot of the social ills we’re all hearing about…increasing political polarization, bullying in school, isolationist perspectives, etc. Many see the potential for museums to help answer this deficit. In…

Top 10 Trends for the GLAM sector

As we ready ourselves for 2018, we reflect on 2017. We have worked in diverse communities such as Iceland, Texas, Halifax, Montreal, and California. We have proudly served local projects such as Science World’s Made in Canada exhibition, the BC…

Travels in Inspiration: Southeast Asia

Last winter I traded in Vancouver’s rain and snow for the sun and humidity of Southeast Asia, taking a three month jaunt to explore parts of the Banana Pancake Trail. Before departing, I wondered: what kind of museums will I…

Travels in Inspiration: Bearing Witness in NYC

While in NYC this week, I reflected on the role of art, cultural, and museums to bear witness to tragic events. I was there for Remembrance Day / Veteran’s Day and this timing reinforced how through learning about, understanding, reflecting…

The BCMA and NGX Interactive Announce a New Award

The BC Museums Association and NGX Interactive are excited to announce the launch of the new Innovation Award! NGX has proudly sponsored this annual award for the next 3 years. At the heart of the BCMA community are people who are…