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Who Decides the “Best Practices” in Museums?

October 10, 2019 Museums and museum professionals work towards making their programs, exhibits, and events successful based on best practices set for them to follow. I thought about writing on this topic when I saw a discussion on Twitter revealing their thoughts on paternity of best practices. When I hear the words “best practices”, the… Continue reading Who Decides the “Best Practices” in Museums?

Interpretation: The Importance of Storytelling in Museum Programs

October 3, 2019 I recently started to have discussions about interpretation and storytelling for current projects I am working on, and they have inspired me to reflect on interpretation in museums and historic sites. Since officially beginning my career in the museum field in 2012, I learned about the importance of translating historical narrative for… Continue reading Interpretation: The Importance of Storytelling in Museum Programs

Philadelphia Museum Impressions: Museum of the American Revolution

September 26, 2019 I wrote last time about my museum impressions on Independence Hall when I was down in Philadelphia for the AASLH Annual Meeting. Another place I visited during the first day of the conference was the Museum of the American Revolution. Since I was participating in a networking event later in the day,… Continue reading Philadelphia Museum Impressions: Museum of the American Revolution

Digital Resource Examination: The Inclusive Historian’s Handbook

September 19, 2019 Resources for public historians and museum professionals are numerous, and as both fields are talking about and taking action to being more inclusive there is a demand for resources to help museums, historic sites, and its staff become more inclusive. There are books, professional development sessions, webinars, articles, et. cetera professionals develop… Continue reading Digital Resource Examination: The Inclusive Historian’s Handbook

Services Examination: Explorable Places

August 22, 2019 As a museum professional, there are so many services I learned about that offer various ways to facilitate museum practices. For instance, there are services that help museum educators run booking and scheduling school programs. There are also services that help education programs get attention from parents and teachers to learn about… Continue reading Services Examination: Explorable Places

Humanities Indicators Results Reaction: Visitors Historic Sites and Museums on the Rise

August 15, 2019 This past Monday, I discovered an interesting study that was examined and presented by Humanities Indicators. For those who are not familiar with them, Humanities Indicators is run by the American Academy of the Arts and Sciences. The Academy is an honorary society that recognizes and celebrates the excellence of its members,… Continue reading Humanities Indicators Results Reaction: Visitors Historic Sites and Museums on the Rise

Museums I Visited While I Was in College: Springfield Museums

Added on August, 8, 2019 For this month’s patron request, I am going to share memories of museums I visited back when I was in college. If you would like to learn more about Patreon and make your own requests please visit my Patreon page here: https://www.patreon.com/lindseysteward . One of my previous blog posts had… Continue reading Museums I Visited While I Was in College: Springfield Museums