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08 April 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Our first eBook!

Our esteemed Director, Ryan Donahue, has just published ‘his’ volume, Spinny Bars: A Short History of Revolving Restaurants.

This book has been widely praised by readers since its publication and is currently available from Lulu. We hope that it will be available on Kindle and in the iBookstore by the end of the day.

Brighten up your day and become more informed about the cultural and scientific significance of revolving restaurants today.

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01 September 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Celebrating Ask A Curator Day

At the Spinny Bar Historical Society we are welcoming Ask A Curator day today.

We hope you will ask us the tough questions and our curators can show that they are all torque and all action!

Hit us up on Facebook or by tweeting @spinnybarhs.

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15 July 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Spinny Internet

The Spinny Bar Historical Society was, today, excited to learn of a new initiative to make the entire Internet a giant Spinny Bar.

This initiative, known as the Revolving Internet, from Berlin-based net artist Constant Dullart is to be applauded. Constant should also be recognised in the annals of the SBHS for the appropriateness of the soundtrack to your revolving browsing. Windmills of Your Mind is a well known easy listening favourite used to close the night at many Spinny Bar Revolving Karaoke Championships.

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19 April 2010 ~ 1 Comment

Our first object record in our new collection system

Thanks to our friends at eHive we have a fully operational online collection management system.

We are pleased to report that we were able to get the system set up and our first object record entered within the first 18 hours since the SBHS website went live.

Here it is.

‘The switch’ is one of the most important objects in our collection. One might call it our ‘foundational object’. Our Curatorial staff are working around the clock to document the provenance of this special object.

We aim to have more records up as we make more acquisitions. Our Director, naturally, aims for a ‘quick turnaround’ on digital records.

You might ask how we came to choose eHive over other collection systems. The answer is simple – the city in which they are located has a rather famous spinny bar – Orbit! We hope that by choosing products from companies based in cities with leading spinny bars we will be able to develop a 360 degree relationship between the SBHS and our service providers. Our Development Director has her work cut out for her.

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18 April 2010 ~ 4 Comments

Spinny Bar Historical Society Guide To Social Media

Our Director, Ryan, presented a fantastic slideshow at Museums and the Web 2010 in Denver where he outlined the evolution of the Spinny Bar Historical Society in the digital age. In the presentation he outlined our approach to our extensive web presence and social media – and encouraged other delegates from far more established museums and societies to ‘do’ and ‘be the change’.

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