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Keep Calm and Shop On

At one of the museum shops that I work at we have “Bentley Snowflake” earrings. I could tell you the price, the manufacturer, the dimensions and the materials used to make these earrings, but I honestly had no idea what the “Bentley” stood for until about a week ago. The Smithsonian Archives tweeted a resource […]

Confessions of a Tech-aholic

While aimlessly scrolling through Facebook this weekend, I came across this extremely powerful advertisement by Nike. The use of bold white text on a black background, Siri’s voice, and the inclusion of data all combine to yield a highly effective message. It definitely hit home for me – as it was noon on a Sunday […]

Girl Power

After a week that’s been disheartening, shocking, and downright scary – I thought I would talk about something super light and happy: girl scout programming at Gadsby’s Tavern Museum (GTM). This semester I’m interning at Gadsby’s, and they have some really great education programs centered around girl scouts. This is an audience I’ve never worked with before, […]

Playing in Museums

I’ve been interested in the concept of “play” in museums since visiting the Strong National Museum of Play in Rochester, New York. I actually was born in Rochester, and grew up with this museum. It wasn’t until more recently when I became interested in museums as a career that I began to look at their mission […]

Spaces & Places

This week’s guest speaker, Adriel Luis, Curator at the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center, got me thinking about museum spaces. We’ve often discussed in class the differences between the museum space and the digital space. However, what happens when you take the physical museum away completely? This is something I never would have thought of had […]