Tag Archives: museum

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

Book Review: You Can’t Take a Balloon into the Metropolitan Museum

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 […]

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 […]