Do you own an iPhone? Any chance you could spare some time? On February 5th, we’re running three user testing sessions for our new mobile app, which will launch in June. Our app, called ASK, will enable you to ask questions about any work of art during your visit—and we’ll do our best to answer in real time. 

We’d love your help with testing the app; these sessions are vital for our technology team to see what works and what doesn’t! If you’re interested in spending an hour with us at the Museum and have an iPhone, just fill out this form.

Posted by Shelley Bernstein


Thank you to everyone who came to the opening weekend for Dashi Katachi: Essence of Japan. It was a special opportunity to enjoy delicious Japanese cuisine, meet the makers at the forefront of Japanese craft and design, and partake in a workshop or two.

If you weren’t able to join the festivities, the show is still up at Heath SF until February 18. So come, explore the essence of modern Japan, and take some new discoveries home with you. 


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Is this the most unusual sound in the Swedish language?

The word for ‘yes’ in most of Sweden is ‘ja’, but in the north of the country a unique sound is used instead, as The Local’s Oliver Gee discovered in the city of Umeå.

WHOA. Check this out!