Hamilton competes in international Museum Dance Off 2 Electric Boogaloo

WhatsOn Apr 16, 2015 by Debra Downey Ancaster News

Hamilton’s Civic Museums sometimes staid and sober staff are showing off their wild sides in a video they hope will land the city at the top of the heap in the international Electric Boogaloo competition.

Inspired by American pop singer Lady Gaga’s hit song “Edge of Glory,” the museums’ “Hearts of Steel: A Great Love Story” video features roughly 60 museum staff, volunteers and students in an upbeat, shoulder-shimmying tribute to Hamilton’s heritage.

“It’s meant to be fun. It’s meant to be a get-your-head-up-from-the-day-to-day and go out and have a little fun,” said Ian Kerr-Wilson, head of the city’s heritage resource management. “There’s also a little message in there that museums aren’t quite as buttoned down as they may seem. Staff really love what they do.”

Twenty-eight videos have been entered in Electric Boogaloo from such far-flung locales as Mongolia, New Zealand, England and the United States.

“We’re excited and we want to do really well, but it’s an opportunity for people to look at museums in a different way, and if that’s what happens, we’ve already won,” said Kerr-Wilson.

“Hearts of Steel” was filmed in early April over two days at eight Hamilton heritage sites, including Dundurn Castle, the Hamilton Military Museum, Griffin House, Fieldcote, the Hamilton Museum of Steam and Technology, Battlefield House and the museum artifacts storage building. The video was filmed by Mohawk College students and produced by city staffers Mike McAllister and Janet Kronick.

Last year the Hamilton Museum of Steam and Technology entered the international contest and garnered about 60,000 votes to finish third behind Spain’s National Sculpture Museum and the Indiana State Museum in the United States.

Voting for “Hearts of Steel: A Great Love Story” begins April 24.

To cast your vote, http://whenyouworkatamuseum.com.http://whenyouworkatamuseum.com/

Hamilton competes in international Museum Dance Off 2 Electric Boogaloo

WhatsOn Apr 16, 2015 by Debra Downey Ancaster News

Hamilton’s Civic Museums sometimes staid and sober staff are showing off their wild sides in a video they hope will land the city at the top of the heap in the international Electric Boogaloo competition.

Inspired by American pop singer Lady Gaga’s hit song “Edge of Glory,” the museums’ “Hearts of Steel: A Great Love Story” video features roughly 60 museum staff, volunteers and students in an upbeat, shoulder-shimmying tribute to Hamilton’s heritage.

“It’s meant to be fun. It’s meant to be a get-your-head-up-from-the-day-to-day and go out and have a little fun,” said Ian Kerr-Wilson, head of the city’s heritage resource management. “There’s also a little message in there that museums aren’t quite as buttoned down as they may seem. Staff really love what they do.”

Twenty-eight videos have been entered in Electric Boogaloo from such far-flung locales as Mongolia, New Zealand, England and the United States.

“We’re excited and we want to do really well, but it’s an opportunity for people to look at museums in a different way, and if that’s what happens, we’ve already won.”

“We’re excited and we want to do really well, but it’s an opportunity for people to look at museums in a different way, and if that’s what happens, we’ve already won,” said Kerr-Wilson.

“Hearts of Steel” was filmed in early April over two days at eight Hamilton heritage sites, including Dundurn Castle, the Hamilton Military Museum, Griffin House, Fieldcote, the Hamilton Museum of Steam and Technology, Battlefield House and the museum artifacts storage building. The video was filmed by Mohawk College students and produced by city staffers Mike McAllister and Janet Kronick.

Last year the Hamilton Museum of Steam and Technology entered the international contest and garnered about 60,000 votes to finish third behind Spain’s National Sculpture Museum and the Indiana State Museum in the United States.

Voting for “Hearts of Steel: A Great Love Story” begins April 24.

To cast your vote, http://whenyouworkatamuseum.com.http://whenyouworkatamuseum.com/

Hamilton competes in international Museum Dance Off 2 Electric Boogaloo

WhatsOn Apr 16, 2015 by Debra Downey Ancaster News

Hamilton’s Civic Museums sometimes staid and sober staff are showing off their wild sides in a video they hope will land the city at the top of the heap in the international Electric Boogaloo competition.

Inspired by American pop singer Lady Gaga’s hit song “Edge of Glory,” the museums’ “Hearts of Steel: A Great Love Story” video features roughly 60 museum staff, volunteers and students in an upbeat, shoulder-shimmying tribute to Hamilton’s heritage.

“It’s meant to be fun. It’s meant to be a get-your-head-up-from-the-day-to-day and go out and have a little fun,” said Ian Kerr-Wilson, head of the city’s heritage resource management. “There’s also a little message in there that museums aren’t quite as buttoned down as they may seem. Staff really love what they do.”

Twenty-eight videos have been entered in Electric Boogaloo from such far-flung locales as Mongolia, New Zealand, England and the United States.

“We’re excited and we want to do really well, but it’s an opportunity for people to look at museums in a different way, and if that’s what happens, we’ve already won.”

“We’re excited and we want to do really well, but it’s an opportunity for people to look at museums in a different way, and if that’s what happens, we’ve already won,” said Kerr-Wilson.

“Hearts of Steel” was filmed in early April over two days at eight Hamilton heritage sites, including Dundurn Castle, the Hamilton Military Museum, Griffin House, Fieldcote, the Hamilton Museum of Steam and Technology, Battlefield House and the museum artifacts storage building. The video was filmed by Mohawk College students and produced by city staffers Mike McAllister and Janet Kronick.

Last year the Hamilton Museum of Steam and Technology entered the international contest and garnered about 60,000 votes to finish third behind Spain’s National Sculpture Museum and the Indiana State Museum in the United States.

Voting for “Hearts of Steel: A Great Love Story” begins April 24.

To cast your vote, http://whenyouworkatamuseum.com.http://whenyouworkatamuseum.com/