If you’re curious what a brand-new museum looks and perhaps smells like, make your plans now to take a look at the newly expanded Museum of Art on campus. The fun begins with a special preview for students only from 8 p.m.-midnight on Tuesday, March 24. Then, a Grand 24-Hour Community Reopening starts at 6 p.m. Saturday, March 28 and runs through — you guessed it — 6 p.m. Sunday, March 29. The event is in celebration of the expansion and remodeling of the museum, at State Street and South University Avenue, which has doubled the size of the building. The museum staff say you can check out the new views and the restored apse, stroll the galleries, and generally share in this historic moment.
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The next MLibrary 2.0 Special Interest Group brown bag takes on a timely topic: what are museums and libraries doing to take advantage of Web 2.0 features? SI alumni David Carter (MILS ’95) and Suzanne Chapman (MSI ’06) participate in the discussion from noon-1 p.m. Tuesday, February 17 in 806 Hatcher. The burning question of the day is how do you take world-class collections and share them with the University and the general public? You’re welcome to attend and learn how other libraries and museums are using Web 2.0 applications. In general, you’ll get a good idea of how you can present a library, its people, and its collections using Web 2.0 (and Museum 2.0) tools. The informal discussion will be led by Exhibits and Outreach Librarian Melissa Levine. Everyone from SI is invited.