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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

Why IMLS Investment in Professional Development is Significant

January 23, 2020 Last week the Institute of Museums and Library Services (IMLS) made an announcement about additional funding dedicated to professional development for museum professionals. I emphasized in each blog post I wrote about professional development programs I participated in on how significant they are, especially for museum professionals. The recent news from IMLS… Continue reading Why IMLS Investment in Professional Development is Significant

100th Anniversary of the Ratification of the 19th Amendment

January 16, 2020 This past weekend I attended a fundraiser event called the Snow Ball, and this year’s theme was the 100th Anniversary of the Ratification of the 19th Amendment. According to the United States Constitution, the 19th Amendment granted women the right to vote and was ratified on August 18, 1920. The fundraiser was… Continue reading 100th Anniversary of the Ratification of the 19th Amendment

Public Historian’s Perspective: The Importance of Talking About Family History

January 9, 2020 Families are defined in multiple ways, and it is important that we learn what we can about who our families are to help us understand how we came to be. We could also find out who we want to be by learning about our past. Last month I came across an article… Continue reading Public Historian’s Perspective: The Importance of Talking About Family History