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Online Communities: Why They Are So Important for Museum Professionals

Originally added on Medium, December 7, 2017 One of the best ways for museum professionals to fulfill their professional growth is to learn from each other through online communities. I follow and participate in the Facebook group Emerging Museum Professionals and in #MuseumEdChat on Twitter. There are many Emerging Museum Professionals Facebook groups for local… Continue reading Online Communities: Why They Are So Important for Museum Professionals

Creating an Environment-Friendly World with Museums

Added to Medium, November 16, 2017 Our society is continuing to becoming more aware of what we can do to preserve our environment, and museums are great resources for this preservation. I have come across many articles, blog posts, and other resources discussing the environment and sustainability. We can use these resources as we move… Continue reading Creating an Environment-Friendly World with Museums

How to Work with Museum Boards: A Relationship Between the Staff and the Board

Added to Medium, November 9, 2017 As I assist with preparations for my museum’s board meeting this week, I thought more on what I have learned about the board’s role in the museum. Throughout my career so far, I became more involved in getting to know the board and what their impact is on the… Continue reading How to Work with Museum Boards: A Relationship Between the Staff and the Board

What Do You See? The Importance of the Visitors’ Perspectives

Added to Medium, November 2, 2017 Museums continue to work to make educational programs, events, and exhibits more visitor-centered. One of the first things museum professionals should consider is to understand the visitors perspective. It is sometimes easy to forget what it is like to see the museum one works for with a fresh perspective.… Continue reading What Do You See? The Importance of the Visitors’ Perspectives

What Can We Learn from International Museums? Encouraging A Global Relationship Between Museums

Added to Medium, October 26, 2017 When I began my career as a museum educator, I learned about various local, regional, and national organizations that provide professional development and other resources for museums. As I continue my career in the museum field, I also learned more about international museum organizations that offer similar resources for… Continue reading What Can We Learn from International Museums? Encouraging A Global Relationship Between Museums

Planning Education Programs: The Significance of School Program Registrations

Added to Medium, October 12, 2017 One of the important parts of planning education programming in museums is the school group registrations. Early in my career, I had limited knowledge of the registration process since I was still learning more about the education part of my role. I always understood the significance of managing registrations… Continue reading Planning Education Programs: The Significance of School Program Registrations

Museum Education’s Canon: A Focus on Museum Education in Historic House Museums and Science Museums

Added to Medium, October 5, 2017 The September edition of Museum Education Roundtable’s Journal of Museum Education attempts to answer the question it presents throughout the Journal : “Does Museum Education Have A Canon?” To answer this question, one has to keep in mind that it is not easy to come up with the definitive… Continue reading Museum Education’s Canon: A Focus on Museum Education in Historic House Museums and Science Museums

“Leaving the Museum Field”: A Reaction to the Alliance Labs Blog

Added to Medium, September 27, 2017 This week I am posting earlier than usual because I have a family event this weekend I am preparing for and I also want to address a blog post from Alliance Labs, the American Alliance of Museums blog, discussing the topic of why many museum professionals are leaving the… Continue reading “Leaving the Museum Field”: A Reaction to the Alliance Labs Blog