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…

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…