Monthly Archives: June 2012

Beta Testing Time

Beta Testing Time

Two interns practice timing and tracking a mock visitor during one of the training sessions I helped lead in the Field’s newest permanent gallery, Restoring Earth. As part of a new visitor evaluation initiative, I am helping to prepare ten interns to navigate Xoom tablet app technology that is still in beta form. They will be timing and tracking visitors throughout the gallery this summer in hopes of learning more about how the public interacts with the exhibit! More details to come.

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Not Your Normal Tourist

There are three little words that can make or break an emerging museum professional: network, network, network! When I interviewed an alumna of the Cooperstown Graduate Program for a class assignment, she gave me the contact information of one of … Continue reading

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Representation

Representation

“Taken from here to where it came from and taken to a place and used in such a manner that it can only remain as a representation of what it was where it came from”

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Dino Camp

Dino Camp

Today was my last day at Dino Camp… nothing like snack time under a brontosaurus and the beautiful Chicago sky!

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My Night With Sue

What do you get when you combine 1 intern, 20 team members, 800 overnight guests, and over 24 hours spent in a museum? Controlled chaos. Friday I spent my night volunteering at the Field Museum’s Dozin’ with the Dinos program. … Continue reading

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Dino Dentist

Dino Dentist

Even Sue has to get her teeth cleaned! When I first came into the Stanley Field Hall I was very surprised to see this scaffolding device and hear the vacuuming going on during regular museum hours – but the public loved it. What a creative use of collections management as an attractor to an exhibit!

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Fashion in the Field

Everyone always says that you should dress to impress, but in the museum world, this can be a particularly tricky endeavor. The way you dress for your job can depend on where you are geographically, what department you are working … Continue reading

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