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Next Drinking About Museums: BOS Jan 22nd, 6PM & more!

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2013 was a banner year for Drinking About Museums. The concept went viral, and continues to spread across the globe! Don’t believe me? Check out here and here and here. (And there are more…) Closer to home, we have continued to grow, and in September, we experimented with a new format, Museums Showoff, and drew a bumper crop of new folks into the fold.  What are we gonna do to top that in 2014?

Plenty.

First, we’re announcing the next two months of events right now. Get your calendars and save the dates!

Drinking About Museums: Boston
Wednesday, January 22 at 6pm

Museums Showoff: Boston
Wednesday, February 19 at 6pm (Speakers start at 7pm)

Both events will be in Harvard Square at the fabulous Hong Kong Restaurant
1238 Mass Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138

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Second, we’re proposing a theme for the January event: Pop-up Museums. Interested in hearing more about them, dreaming one up, maybe even making our own DAM pop-up museum? Let’s talk… We’ll also talk about showing off in February, and whatever strikes your fancy.

Expect to get the hard sell from Jenn and me if you haven’t already volunteered or spoken at the September Show Off.

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Third, we’re going to Show Off again!
Our initial Museums Showoff drew a crowd of over 60 to the Hong Kong. Did it inspire you to grab your 9 minutes of glory? If you missed it last time, now is your chance to join in the fun on February 19!  Fill out the form below to claim your spot, or just come watch your colleagues. There are only ten slots, so don’t wait too long to decide!

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Fourth, we’ll be rolling out a dedicated site in the near future. Rather than forcing you to wade through my blog or catch it on Twitter or Google+. We’ll continue to use every platform we can think of to spread the word, but we’ll try to build a more permanent home of DAM:BOS.
If you’re not on the mailing list already, you can sign up here.
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Hope to see you there and as always, please let us know if you will be able to attend! 
Jenn and Ed

Drinking About Museums: Boston – the Next Generation 9/25/13

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Museums Showoff: Boston!

Alright, boys and girls! We’ve been threatening it for awhile, and now the time has finally come. We’re upping the ante again for Drinking About Museums: Boston, and trying out a whole new format; Museums Showoff! Part poetry slam, part Ignite-style presentation, 100% museumy goodness! A rapid-fire series of 9 minute talks where your colleagues and compatriots will share what fills them with pride, captures their attention, or piques their curiosity. We’ll have ten slots and keep a couple free for walk-ons. Want to share something awesome? Email Jenn or me to secure your slot. I’ll also put up a Doodle poll in the next couple of days, so you can add yourself.

WHEN: Wednesday, September 25th at 6pm

WHERE: The lovely folks at The Hong Kong Resaurant in Harvard Square (home of the infamous Scorpion Bowl. You have been warned…) have graciously offered us an upstairs space. Such elegance and convenience! Right on the Red Line!

1238 Massachusetts Ave Cambridge, MA 02138
http://www.hongkongharvard.com/

The Hong Kong will provide us with a microphone and monitor if you have a presentation you’d like to share. If you wanna rock it old school with no visuals, feel free. We’ll have a laptop handy, so if you bring a memory stick, we’ll get your content up on screen.

Want to know more about Museums Showoff? Check out the blog by the creators in the UK for a general idea of how they have done it.

Share the news, bring your friends and your enthusiasm, and we’ll hope to see you all there at the first US edition of Museums Showoff!

Drinking About Museums: Boston – June recap

June’s Drinking About Museums was  big hit! We had over 25 people show up at Area Four, and many good conversations were had over drinks and food.  Hats off to you brave newcomers (Mic and Emily, I’m looking at you) who showed up without knowing anyone. We hung out til almost 10PM, always a good sign.

Museums Showoff received a near-unanimous vote of approval from the crew, so we’re gonna try it! the only question is when. Summer is coming and attendance usually drops as folks go on vacation. So the big question is do we try a Museums Showoff event now, or hold off til September and try one once the school years is back in swing. Stay tuned…

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We aren’t nearly as demonic in person.

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“Three hundred twenty-six, twenty-seven, twenty-… No, wait…”