I’m not a museum professional at all, but I’m a pretty heavy Twitter user, and I follow a good many museum people on Twitter. I was interested, a few weeks back, in “Ask a Curator” day, (un)organized in pure Clay Shirky fashion by the hashtag #askacurator.
What I’d like to do is sit down with some smart folks and some laptops in a room and see what we can do with that data. Visualizations? Analyses? Other? The dataset can be downloaded from twapperkeeper.com/hashtag/askacurator (though you need a Twitter account to get it).
I’d especially love to invite people who know more about data analysis than I do: I mostly do all my analysis with Excel, but surely there are better tools.