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Rachel Ropeik
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I'm a museum adventurer working to bring a sense of fun into the museum.
I'm a museum adventurer working to bring a sense of fun into the museum.

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Here's how Sky Arts (the British tv channel) is teaming up with some of the UK's art museums to hang fake paintings in the galleries and challenge museum visitors (and tv viewers) to spot the fake and slow down to look closely in museums.

I've updated my work history on my profile, but it's not listing things in chronological order, so I still show up as working at my previous employer. How do I change this?

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I'll be one of the speakers in this conversation about taking risks in museum teaching. Join in from 1-2pm EST on March 11 to hear some examples and chime in on the topic yourself.
Interested in shaking things up in the galleries? Discover and share ideas for offbeat programs and activities for family and teacher audiences, the general public, and fellow museum educators. Panelists will discuss examples of existing programs and how to foster experimentation at your institutions. You are invited to join in the conversation using the Hangouts Q&A feature.

Panelists include:
Rachel S Ropeik, Teacher Services Coordinator, Brooklyn Museum Theresa Sotto, Assistant Director, Academic Programs, Hammer Museum Michelle Yee, Tour Guide, Museum Hack

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If you like fun and snacks and art-making and choosing your own adventure, come join Evening for Educators on November 13 from 4-7pm at the Brooklyn Museum.  More details at: http://www.brooklynmuseum.org/calendar/event/7955.

(Feel free to spread this one around... educators of all sorts are welcome.)

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Over the summer, I helped run a mobile game-design program for teens.  Here are some thoughts on why it was a great experience, and how it's informing the work I continue to do.

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Did you miss the inaugural Museum Throw Down back in February?
Did you make it to that Throw Down and want to bask in more adventurous museum fun?
No idea what we're talking about, but this sounds vaguely cool?

Well, no matter what your answer is, you've got a chance to come join in this museum experiment again.

Come join your hosts (+Jen Oleniczak, +PJ Gubatina Policarpio, and me [plus a virtual visit from Maestro +Mike Murawski]) as we welcome to the throw down arena +shannon murphy, +Rosanna Flouty, and a surprise 3rd contestant to get creative and bring on a whole new evening of fun in the Brooklyn Museum galleries.

Bring your adventurous sides and prepare for a good time.


(Here are some thoughts about the last Throw Down, to give you an idea of the kind of shindig [or is it a hootenanny?] we're talking about: http://artmuseumteaching.com/2014/03/06/whats-the-risk.)

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Did you miss the inaugural Museum Throw Down back in February?
Did you make it to that Throw Down and want to bask in more adventurous museum fun?
No idea what we're talking about, but this sounds vaguely cool?

Well, no matter what your answer is, you've got a chance to come join in this museum experiment again.

Come join your hosts (+Jen Oleniczak, +PJ Gubatina Policarpio, and me [plus a virtual visit from Maestro +Mike Murawski]) as we welcome to the throw down arena +shannon murphy, +Rosanna Flouty, and +Billie Rae Vinson to get creative and bring on a whole new evening of fun in the Brooklyn Museum galleries.

Bring your adventurous sides and prepare for a good time.


(Here are some thoughts about the last Throw Down, to give you an idea of the kind of shindig [or is it a hootenanny?] we're talking about: http://artmuseumteaching.com/2014/03/06/whats-the-risk.)



Museum logistics to help you out:
The Brooklyn Museum is open until 10pm that night, and admission is pay what you wish.
There is a counter-service cafe and a sit-down restaurant in the museum, as well as plenty of nearby food options.

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People were talking about play in museums (and not just for kids) at the NAEA Conference.  Here's my take on some of how that theme developed. http://artmuseumteaching.com/2014/04/18/spirit-of-play/

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Going to the NAEA Convention in San Diego?  Come join a whole bunch of us (including me, +Mike Murawski, +Jen Oleniczak, +Chelsea Emelie Kelly, +Michelle Grohe, +Elliott Kai-Kee, and more) for a gallery teaching marathon at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego.  We'll be exploring lots of ways to engage with artwork.  See you there!
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