Monthly Archives: April 2013

Museums Are…

I came to Cooperstown ready to learn about the roles that museums play in our society, and I’ve spent the last two years doing just that (and so much more). As I look towards my impending career, I pulled out … Continue reading

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Cool Culture

It seems like there are always a few terms in the museum field that reappear in every article, every blog post, and every conference discussion. You know the ones that I’m talking about: Participatory. Diversity. Innovation. Audience Engagement. There are … Continue reading

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Beautiful Noise

“What do you want to do in the field?” Graduate students get asked that question A LOT. We get asked it so much that I have practically memorized all of my colleagues hopes and dreams for their future careers. A … Continue reading

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Action Shot!

There may only be four weeks left in the semester, but that doesn’t mean it’s time to sit still! Pictured above is myself (center) with classmates Naomi and Haley measuring for the install of graphics on glass at the Cooperstown … Continue reading

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Not So Black and White

What does real museum diversity look like? Exhibitions and programs alone can not be expected to achieve connections between our institutions and our communities. This week, at the Museum Association of New York’s annual conference, I was able to help facilitate … Continue reading

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An Aerial View

When I was training interns to conduct timing and tracking studies of an exhibit at the Field Museum, I told them to harness their inner ninjas. The point of the study was that visitors would never know that they were … Continue reading

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Damaschke Design

Design work never ends! Pictured above is the second reincarnation of our exhibit team’s design for an outdoor exhibition at historic Damaschke Field in Oneonta, NY. As we continue to tweak our design, we get closer to a final product … Continue reading

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