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On February 25-26, the American Alliance of Museums (AAM) will be celebrating Museums Advocacy Day in Washington DC. The AAM is encouraging anyone with a passion for museums to attend the events and show Congress why museums deserve their support.
American museums contribute $21 billion to the American economy each year, and across the country, museums account for 400,000 jobs. Here at LineLogic, we realize the importance of these institutions not only on our daily lives and culture, but on the way we do business in our industry.
We recently joined the AAM, and although we regretfully cannot make it Museums Advocacy Day, we will be attending the AAM Annual Meeting and Museum Expo in Baltimore at the end of May.
Registration for Museums Advocacy day ends this Friday, January 25th, so if you plan to attend, there’s no better time than the present!
The events are open to the public, and more information can be found on their website.
There should be a great turnout for the events in Washington next month, and we’re hoping to see some of you at the Expo in May.
The Dukes of Hazzard was a popular television series that aired for 6 years in the early 80s. The show followed Luke and Bo Duke, and their cousin Daisy, as they sought out trouble in the fictional Hazzard County.
For those of you who were never acquainted with the Georgia family, we’re going to tell you a little bit about them, to show you why we were so excited to work with the “Home of all Things Hazzard,” called Cooter’s Place.
The Hazzard County headquarters is named after Cooter Davenport, the town mechanic in The Dukes of Hazzard television series, and Ben Jones, the man who played Cooter, is the man who runs Cooter’s Place. At its two locations in Tennessee, the museum offers Hazzard fans a place to celebrate what many consider to be a legendary fictional family.
One of the permanent fixtures in the show was the General Lee – the bright orange 1969 Dodge Charger that Bo, Luke, and Daisy often cruised through town in. The car is now stationed at Cooter’s place, seen in the picture below.
When they contacted us, we knew working with them would be a rootin’ tootin’ good time! Check out the belts we put together to protect and complement old General Lee!
The belts look great around the car because they complement the color and keep the area protected, but they also provide a special touch that plain belts just can’t deliver. People will notice the belts, see “Cooter’s Place” again, and hopefully the name will stick for some time to come. That’s the idea at least, and we believe it’s a technique untapped across industry lines.
Last month, the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art received an official Museum Accreditation from the State of New York. Located in lower Manhattan, Leslie-Lohman will be the first museum focused solely on gay and lesbian art.
In the past, as gay and lesbian issues were commonly shoved under the rug, many museums were hesitant to feature works of any type from artists in that community. Now this work has a home – a place to shine and be seen by others. The museum has made it clear as well, that they’re targeting a large audience, gay and straight alike.
Jonathan Katz, American actor, comedian, and writer, is serving as the museum’s curator, and in regards to the museum’s proposed audience he said, “While until recently, queer art exhibitions assumed an audience of mostly queer visitors, a new generation of queer cultural institutions instead seeks to make queer art visible to a mainstream audience. People of all stripes are hungry for precisely the information the big museums have been censoring for decades now.”
The collection at the museum includes more than 6,000 objects from over three centuries of gay and lesbian art. In addition, the museum is touting roughly eight major exhibitions a year, in addition to poetry readings, plays, panel discussions and film screenings, artist and curator talks, a membership program, and a research/archive division. They are also planning to publish a quarterly newsletter, “The Archive,” focusing on everything gay and lesbian in the art world.
Here at LineLogic, we strive to match the focus of every industry we deal with. Last June when New York State legalized same-sex marriage, we wanted to do something to contribute to the celebration. That’s when we put together the retractable pride belt, which was used by gay and lesbian establishments across the State. Maybe the Leslie-Lohman and other such institutions will find a similar use for it and allow us again to participate in this new celebration!
Today, May 18th, is International Museum day (IMD2012). Since 1977, museums across the planet have participated in this truly remarkable event in order to increase public awareness of the role of these institutions in our developing society.
The theme for this year is “Museums in a Changing World. New challenges, New inspirations,” and the celebration is experiencing its highest involvement with almost 30,000 museums organizing activities in over 100 different countries – from America to Oceania, including Africa, Asia, and Europe.
Here at LineLogic, like those organizing and participating in IMD2012, we are acutely aware of the ever-evolving world we live in. One glaring change taking place in the US is the increasing presence of Hispanic peoples living and working across the nation. For this reason, we have recently brought a new bilingual Account Executive onto our team, Benjamin Lankes, who is in the process of developing new international relationships and also increasing bilingual functionality on our website.
Currently Mr. Lankes is focusing a large portion of his energy on forging new relationships with several museums across the world. Our product line caters uniquely to this market, and a key objective of ours is simply to promote the fact that our products are capable of enhancing the art of physical craft, and also the art of museum line management. This is how we are celebrating International Museum Day – by letting you know that we can help your business by improving your customer experience through efficient line management, and also through protecting your displays.
Art of Line Management
Art of Physical Craft
To get in touch with Mr. Lankes about partnership opportunities or any other inquires, feel free to contact him through any of the avenues listed below, and please find your own unique way to celebrate International Museum Day, because no matter how the world may change, museums will forever be a wonderful resource for the citizens of every country.
Office Phone: 1.888.404.7892 Ext. 404
Mobile Phone: 1.716.860.8519
Fax: 1.716.362.0954 Fax