Museum Staff and Boards: How We Are Adapting Our Museum Practices

April 2, 2020 In addition to providing museum virtual experiences for visitors, staff, directors, and boards need to figure out how to adapt their operations to the virtual world under fast changing circumstances caused by the pandemic. This past week I participated in a couple of American Association State and Local History Conversation webinar series… Continue reading Museum Staff and Boards: How We Are Adapting Our Museum Practices

Museums Offering Virtual Experiences during the Pandemic

March 26, 2020 We are all in this together, and museum communities around the world are sharing virtual experiences they have created before the pandemic or because of the pandemic. This past week I shared previous blog posts about the significance of virtual experiences in the museum field. Current events prove that virtual learning and… Continue reading Museums Offering Virtual Experiences during the Pandemic

Why the Conversation about Gender and Museums Matter?

March 5, 2020 In honor of Women’s History Month, I decided to address the importance of the conversation about gender and museums. I recently received the March/April edition of the Museum magazine from the American Alliance of Museums called “The Illusion of Identity”. The moment I saw the title I was confused since I did… Continue reading Why the Conversation about Gender and Museums Matter?

Curiosity about History: What Does this Mean for Museum Educators?

February 27, 2020 Earlier this month, the American Alliance of Museums released a blog post called “Curiosity About History is Growing Across Generations, a New Survey Finds” by Conner Prairie President and CEO Norman Burns. The blog post revealed survey results from a survey conducted by Connor Prairie, Indiana's first Smithsonian affiliate museum which is… Continue reading Curiosity about History: What Does this Mean for Museum Educators?

How Virtual Exhibits Can Be Accessible

February 20, 2020 This past week in the United States, we celebrated Presidents’ Day and in honor of the holiday Bunk designed a virtual exhibit called Presidents Precedents that explores the shifting ways Americans have viewed the U.S. presidency. Bunk, a non-profit and non-partisan launched in September 2017, captures the passion for history and reveals… Continue reading How Virtual Exhibits Can Be Accessible

Art and History Museum Perspectives on Storytelling

February 13, 2020 I decided to revisit storytelling in museum programming to continue discussing its importance from not only the history museum perspective but from the art museum perspective as well. In my previous blog post “Interpretation: The Importance of Storytelling in Museum Programs”, I discussed about the focus of storytelling in history museums, historic… Continue reading Art and History Museum Perspectives on Storytelling

Building Skills in Museum Education through Online Courses

February 6, 2020 One of the ways all professionals, especially museum education professionals, should take advantage of professional development opportunities is taking courses that will develop skills we use in our professions. Sometimes it is more convenient to take online courses that allow museum professionals to schedule their coursework around their available time. Online courses… Continue reading Building Skills in Museum Education through Online Courses