Today ends (this round of) Weekly Museum Visits. From July 2010 through March 2011, between finishing graduate school and beginning a full-time job, I have visited at least one new-to-me museum every week.
This adventure has taken me to museums and museum-like sites in DC, Maryland, Virginia, and California. In 31 weeks, I visited 40 institutions. Whether all 40 of these count as museums is debatable, but the number 40 sounds nice, doesn’t it? You can see all the places I visited here.
Three days from now, I’ll begin my job as a Visitor Services Assistant at the Capitol Visitor Center. This position will last through August or September, and if there is a gap between this job ending and a new full-time job beginning, it will be an opportunity to resume Weekly Museum Visits! (But hopefully not for too long!)
I first toured the CVC while it was still being built, back in 2008 when I worked in the Flag Office at the Architect of the Capitol. (My cubicle was in the Capitol itself.) Here’s a picture I took of a CVC exhibit being constructed:
While I will no longer have time to visit a new museum every week, I will continue to visit museums when I can (because I love them), and I’ll blog about my museum visits, my museum-related readings, and my museum work. My goal will be to post something once or twice a week.
Thank you to everyone who’s been following my museum adventures!