Tag Archives: museums

Twitter as a Professional Network

Major benefit of having class/discussions/networking events online: you can do so in your bed, in pajamas. This week, as I was simultaneously researching for class and watching the first Syracuse basketball game of the season, I was also participating in a twitter chat hosted by the American Association for State and Local History (@AASLH). I […]

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+ […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]