Monthly Archives: August 2012

Favorite Museum Photos: Flowers


Flowers are among my most favorite things to photograph. * August’s blog theme is Museum Categories. Advertisements

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Living Art Museums


What does a living museum look like? There are natural science sites that have living collections: zoos, aquariums, arboretums, parks, botanic gardens, and nature centers. Specimens are not mounted in a frame and cared for by conservators. Rather, they live, … Continue reading

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Libraries as Museums


Libraries and museums have similar roles in society: both are third spaces (neither home nor work) in which a collection of resources gives the public access to knowledge and ideas. The existence and mission of the Institute of Museum and … Continue reading

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Imagination, Memory, and Reason


When I first read about Thomas Jefferson’s Library at the National Book Festival last year, I learned that he categorized his book collection into three main sections: Imagination, Memory, and Reason. I understood the three sections to correspond to art, … Continue reading

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What counts as a museum?


You cannot set out with a goal to visit a new museum every single week without giving consideration to what, exactly, counts as a museum. This question is one I have explored in other posts, and as I plan for … Continue reading

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Favorite Museum Photos: Silhouettes


Happy August!

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