Here is why this blog exists:
I recently went back to the site of my museum education internship, on the one-year-anniversary of having started the internship. Immediately, I was asked to sign a birthday card for a member of the education staff, and to give my thoughts on plans for volunteer training. I remembered one of the things I loved about being here: I always felt useful.
While catching up with my former supervisor, she mentioned that as I search for jobs, or if I end up with a job not in the museum field, I should stay involved in the museum world by volunteering regularly. I mentioned that I still have my weekend Zoo job, which she said serves the same purpose. Then I told her of another way I’m staying involved in the museum world: every week since earning my MAT in Museum Education last July, until I begin a permanent full-time job, I’m visiting one museum I haven’t been to before.
She suggested that, in addition to taking pictures (which I have done at every museum visit, even if the only picture allowed is one of the outside of the building), I should write reflections on each one.
Whether or not anyone else reads this blog, it will help me preserve my thoughts on these weekly museum visits, as well as my other museum-related adventures and reading.
To start things off, here is a picture from a (not new at all) museum visit in 2011:
These three cheetah brothers at the National Zoo are named after Harry Potter characters (I am not sure which is which).