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…

The Struggle Is Real

As I have mentioned before, breaking into the museum field has its challenges. Now add being a mom, a military spouse who frequently moves around the country or even overseas, and being out of the work force for three years. Landing a job has been almost impossible this last year. It isn’t for a lack…

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…

Eurocentrism and The Democratizing of Culture

This past week while trying to keep myself from dying of boredom I read a couple articles that really piqued my interest and got the old hamster wheel turning. They revolve around the topic of Eurocentrism. A subject that has been an interest for me since my undergrad, and the reason why I had contemplated…

Volunteer Work in Museums…. A Necessary Evil

Wednesdays are the days I volunteer as a collections assistant at the Coronado Historical Association. Most of the work I do involves cataloging newly accessioned objects, archival collections, and books for the museum’s library. My first couple hours there was spent fixing some catalog records to ensure that they thoroughly describe the object. Ensuring the…