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 […]

If you’re a museum nerd and you have a daughter/son/niece/nephew/cousin that you want to brainwash, this is the book for you! You Can’t Take a Balloon into the Metropolitan Museum by Jacqueline Preiss Weitzman and Robin Preiss Glasser is a beautifully illustrated tale that seamlessly integrates art in a museum with the hustle and bustle of […]

This week after class, I was thinking a lot about museum conferences. If I ever had the opportunity to submit a proposal for conference talk or presentation, what would I want to talk about? After mulling it over, I came up with my answer: internships. A huge part of my personal narrative as a museum […]

This past Wednesday was International #AskACurator day on Twitter. I had a lot of fun asking curators at some of my favorite museums questions about their collections, their hobbies and their jobs. (Highlight of the day was definitely getting re-tweeted by the Strong National Museum of Play a.k.a. my favorite children’s museum in all the […]

…there was a girl who loved museums. And books. My name is Stephanie and I am a Museum Studies student at GWU. I’ve been obsessed with museums, and books, since I was a little girl. I’ve learned over the past few years that these two topics are inextricably linked. In 2008, as a sophomore in […]