Monthly Archives: February 2013

Favorite Museum Photos: Flowers and Flutterbies


Do you like to recharge in exhibits of pretty living things from the natural world? Here are photographs from recent visits to the National Museum of Natural History: * February’s blog theme is Visitor Motivations.

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Week 17: Bureau of Engraving and Printing


Agency mission: The mission of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) is to develop and produce United States currency notes, trusted worldwide. As its primary function, the BEP prints billions of dollars – referred to as Federal Reserve Notes … Continue reading

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Dog and Cat Lovers, Museums, and Pinterest


Much has been written about how museums (and non-profits in general) can make use of Pinterest as a tool for reaching audiences. Museums are in the business of displaying objects, and Pinterest is a user-friendly way to share images of … Continue reading

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Week 16: National Museum of Language


Museum vision: To Educate and Inform – in a National Forum. The National Museum of Language aims to have the impact of a national institution in its efforts to promote a better understanding of language and its role in history, … Continue reading

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Week 15: House of the Temple


Organization mission: It is the mission of the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, SJ, to improve its members and enhance the communities in which they live by teaching and emulating the principles of Brotherly Love, Tolerance, Charity, and Truth while actively … Continue reading

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Week 14: Lee-Fendall House


Museum mission: The mission of the Virginia Trust for Historic Preservation is to promote historic preservation and education by preserving, rehabilitating, maintaining, and interpreting the Lee-Fendall House Museum, gardens, and collection, thus serving as a community resource for the city … Continue reading

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Visitor Motivations


Why do people go to museums? Researcher John Falk came up with five categories to describe motivations for museum visits: experience seeker, explorer, facilitator, professional/hobbyist, and recharger. An individual is probably each of these identities at some point, and often … Continue reading

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