Back to School During a Pandemic

September 17, 2020 Last week many students have begun to go back to school on virtual platforms or a hybrid of in person and virtual schools as we continue to face this pandemic. Museums are preparing to help parents, guardians, teachers, and students once again by working to maintain as well as build relationships withContinue reading “Back to School During a Pandemic”

Reaction: Museums Are Being Tasked With Radically Transforming the Way They Work.

September 3, 2020 I saw this op-ed on Artnet news via Twitter written by post-graduate Interpretive Fellow at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Aaron Ambroso, titled “Museums Are Being Tasked With Radically Transforming the Way They Work. Here Are 6 Practical Steps They Can Take to Do That”. This is an interesting piece becauseContinue reading “Reaction: Museums Are Being Tasked With Radically Transforming the Way They Work.”

Services Examination: Curious Experience Design

August 27, 2020 Earlier today I came across a group on LinkedIn promoting Curious Experience Design and I decided to take a closer look at their website to see what it is. It has been a while since I released a post examining services and websites geared towards museums, therefore I thought that I wouldContinue reading “Services Examination: Curious Experience Design”

Reflections on Museum Education Since COVID Arrived in the United States Part 1

August 20, 2020 It has been at least six months since the United States was on lockdown due to the pandemic, and there has been a lot of changes that have occurred especially within the museum field. Usually I would write a reflection about the museum field in the past year in December however IContinue reading “Reflections on Museum Education Since COVID Arrived in the United States Part 1”

Charging Admission to Museums during this Pandemic: A Discussion

August 13, 2020 As some museums are either considering or planning to reopen their doors, there is some discussion about charging admission to visit both virtually and in-person. The pandemic has caused numerous financial hardships for many people, museums, nonprofits, theaters, stores, et. cetera. Museums charging admission is not a new topic in the field,Continue reading “Charging Admission to Museums during this Pandemic: A Discussion”

Should Museums Die? A Conversation about Reforming the Museums

August 6, 2020 Last weekend there was a Death to Museums unconference that was livestreamed on August 1st and 2nd, and is now available to view on their YouTube channel. According to their website, Death to Museums is inspired by 2019 edition of FWD:Museums, a journal produced by students and faculty in the Museum andContinue reading “Should Museums Die? A Conversation about Reforming the Museums”

Museum Educator: A Vital Role in the Museum-Community Partnership

July 23, 2020 While all museum roles within the building are important in their own functions to keep the museum running, museum educators are especially significant now as we figure out life and learning in this next normal. I have been reading for months through social media my museum field colleagues’ posts on layoffs, furloughs,Continue reading “Museum Educator: A Vital Role in the Museum-Community Partnership”

Museum Leadership: The People Matter

July 16, 2020 While museums are facing the pandemic, whether or not to re-open their physical doors, and anti-racism movements, museum leadership has been brought into question on how leadership could evolve to have a more people-centered focus. Earlier this week I came across the post on Leadership Matters called “Flat Hierarchies versus the CornerContinue reading “Museum Leadership: The People Matter”

Museums’ Role in Activism

July 9, 2020 Activism in the United States, especially in the past few months, expresses the need for change and museums have been participating in many ways. It is important for museum staff on all levels to recognize their role in activism in order to effectively understand their role within the communities they serve asContinue reading “Museums’ Role in Activism”