Perseverance Pays Off

I am always fascinated by how life can move at such unexpected speeds. The week after my birthday was a bit of a whirlwind. I had a job interview for a collections assistant position, was offered the job and then went on vacation for a week. It has taken me almost a year since we…

Immersive and Participatory Experiences

On Wednesday this week I had the pleasure of spending my 30th birthday at Wonderspaces, a pop up museum that comes to San Diego during the Summer. I visited Wonderspaces last year with my husband and son, and we were very impressed. This year the pop up features 15 artists. A photograph of the list…

The Creaking Sounds of The Old Hamster Wheel Turning

Writing in this blog was put on the back burner the last few weeks, but the old hamster wheel is still turning! I have been working on some possible research topics that I would like to dig into while I am in between jobs. One being the use of Photogrammetry to create three-dimensional images of…

Technology and Accessible Museums

This week I have been enviously watching my Twitter feed because the annual American Alliance of Museums conference has begun. I have never attended an AAM conference, but I really enjoy watching the live tweeting of presentations and the active discussions that take place. One tweet by Arryn Davis caught my attention today. Davis addresses…

Confronting Our Past and Museum Neutrality

An article was recently published about the Legacy Museum: From Enslavement to Mass Incarceration. The Legacy Museum opened this past month in Montgomery, Alabama standing on the site where enslaved people had been warehoused prior to going to market to be sold. The museum confronts the ugly history of slavery in the United States using…