Monthly Archives: February 2013

Confessions of an Educator

This was a guest post for CGP’s Interview Weekend Website and blog, but a little re-posting never hurt anyone! I never thought that history was “my thing”. I was never enthralled by presidents or long past politics, US history in … Continue reading

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Grocery Stores

I love grocery stores – the colors, the flavors, the smells, the choices! I once wrote a college admissions essay about grocery stores, and how much I love them. Who knew that one day I’d be able to translate that … Continue reading

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Tough Topics

Museum work is not always black and white. Evolution. Gas drilling. Reproduction. How do you teach tough topics to a younger audience? On a recent visit to the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, I was surprised to see the … Continue reading

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Seated Bliss

Benches are a part of the museum experience. They’re located outside of big museums and inside small galleries. We sit on them while we’re waiting for our families to fill up their water bottles and use them to rest while … Continue reading

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Minds Converge, Ideas Emerge.

  Have you heard about the budget cuts that will eliminate scientific programs and research at the Field Museum of Natural History? A new donation push to save the science departments at the museum, entitled Donate for Science, has recently … Continue reading

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Museum of Living Art

Do zoos do a better job  at attracting a more diverse audience than museums? Some argue yes, and for a variety of reasons. At zoos, there are animals from all around the world, so people don’t feel that their culture … Continue reading

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Museum Evaluation (and why it terrifies us)

Lines of cubicles, mid-year work reviews, and sweaty palms – what do you feel when you hear the word evaluation? Visitor studies have gotten a bad reputation in the museum world, and despite the benefits, many are still weary about … Continue reading

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