Social Media: Curating An Online Museum – Ikohaus
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Sometimes a museum can pop up in the most obscure places. But when a local government building is the source of this obscurity things can become interesting, or not.



If no one knows the exhibit is there because there is no social information given to newspapers or online sources, the value of the works cannot be realized. The concept from the Greenville Museum of Art is a solid one. Many times there are artists that live within a particular community but because of the peculiarities of that community, they may be of interest to a metropolitan city but not a

smaller suburban community that has it’s own flavor. With blank wall space abounding in many city government buildings it makes perfect sense to display local works and even give patrons the ability to purchase them.

The objective that Ikohaus will be trying to meet is having the Greenville, City Hall to be more social. By that we mean along with the pictures from the Gallery there, talking with followers on facebook and twitter and asking them to submit their works of art and photo’s also so that it really becomes a cross cultural meeting center if not in person at least in these online non-physical places.

What we have noticed in talking with some of the past artists we have associated with, is that Ikohaus is kind of an Avant-garde, outpost, sign post pointing the way and the direction. Not everyone may want to or be able to immediately follow the “signs” directions, but surely sooner or later most will find out that the sign post was correct, even if they take a circuitous route, they usually still end up on the same path that Ikohaus pointed to from the beginning.


“We create in a nonphysical space and it is in the midst of this nexus that we relate to each other” by Master Wordsmith Michael Kendrick Brown                                                                                                                                                                                                

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October 8, 2013

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