Virtual Conferences: New Format in Professional Development in Museums

June 11, 2020 Last week I participated in the American Alliance of Museums’ (AAM) first virtual conference, and I began describing my experience in last week’s blog post. I thought that this week I will not only continue to describe my experience at #AAMvirtual but will discuss the virtual conferences in general. After the first… Continue reading Virtual Conferences: New Format in Professional Development in Museums

Museum Education Challenges: Why We Need Museum Educators

May 21, 2020 While museums figure out plans to reopen their doors, museums should consider making sure our education missions remain intact by taking care of their museum educators. Museums have been moving towards becoming more accessible, inclusive, and diverse by focusing on engaging visitors and engaging with the community. Museum professionals are concerned about… Continue reading Museum Education Challenges: Why We Need Museum Educators

NYCMER 2020: A Virtual Conference Experience

May 14, 2020 This past week I participated in the annual New York City Museum Educators Roundtable (NYCMER) conference. I previously wrote about past experiences with the NYCMER conference in which I discussed not only the content presented and discussed but also about the locations each conference took place. It was different this year since… Continue reading NYCMER 2020: A Virtual Conference Experience

The Future of Museums After COVID-19: Creating Plans for Re-opening

May 7, 2020 While we do not know for certain when the pandemic will pass, museums are preparing to figure out their plans once they decide to re-open their doors. Recent professional development programs that are now being released about how museums can re-open and what they need to consider when they decide to open.… Continue reading The Future of Museums After COVID-19: Creating Plans for Re-opening

Diversity and Inclusion in Museums During COVID-19 and Beyond

April 30, 2020 Some of the considerations museum professionals are discussing is diversity and inclusion, and how we keep progression moving forward during and after the pandemic. I participated in an American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) webinar discussing diversity and inclusion. The webinar was AASLH Conversations: Inclusivity During COVID-19, and Beyond that… Continue reading Diversity and Inclusion in Museums During COVID-19 and Beyond

Preserving COVID-19 History: An Important Museum-Community Partnership

April 23, 2020 We are already seeing how we are affected by this pandemic, and museums as well as historical societies are reaching out to the community to contribute photos, videos, stories, et cetera about their experience in quarantine. While it is not appropriate for museums to collect equipment that are needed now to help… Continue reading Preserving COVID-19 History: An Important Museum-Community Partnership