Tag Archives: dc

Redesigning the House Museum Experience

This week I had the opportunity to visit the Octagon House Museum. As mentioned in many of my previous blog posts, I’m currently interning at Gadsby’s Tavern, and they are part of the Historic House Museum Consortium for DC, Maryland and Virginia. The HHMC has quarterly meetings at their different partner sites, and this quarter’s […]

Social Media, Darling

Two really interesting articles popped up on my twitter feed this week, and they both had the same focus: social media. The first was a great article posted by several people in our class, The New York Times article: Museums, the New Social Media Darlings. Secondly, Museum Hack posted a case study about “How to Bring 900,000+ […]

How to make the most of museum interns

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 […]

Curate, Curator, Curating

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 […]

Il était une fois…

…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 […]