Author Archives: Laura

About Laura

Paralegal with Master of Arts in Teaching in Museum Education, frequent museum visitor, based in Washington, DC. I care about what museums can do, both in terms of public offerings and internal practices, to make the world a better place. I blog about museum education ("informed"), the social work of museums ("humane"), and visitor experience ("citizenry").

Thirty-one Recent Reads: Museums in the Time of COVID-19


Two and a half months ago, I wrote, “I’m going to live-blog the heck out of this plague.” And…then I didn’t post anything for the entire month of May. I did set a goal for the month to read an … Continue reading

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April 2020 Virtual Vacation Recap


As I detailed in my last post, I planned a virtual vacation for the month of April, with a themed online activity planned for 25 of the 30 days. (I left Thursdays out since I was initially slated to go … Continue reading

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April 2020 Virtual Vacation Calendar


Below is my personal challenge for April: virtually partake in or read about the offerings of museums and other cultural institutions. (I’m currently going into the office on Thursdays only, so I left that day of the week blank.)

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This Seems Like the Perfect Time to Report on the 2019 National Book Festival!


I’ve been trying to gather my thoughts and my reading and my images into a coherent “coronavirus blog post.” But my mind is too incoherent right now for any such thing. There will probably be MANY coronavirus blog posts. I’m … Continue reading

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March 2020 TBR


Blogging in the time of coronavirus… here’s my TBR list for this surreal month. Place to visit: LITERALLY ANYWHERE Articles to read, videos to watch, podcasts to listen to, etc.: Paid to Stay Home: Europe’s Safety Net Could Ease Toll … Continue reading

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February 2020 TBR


February 2020 TBR Place to Visit: Planet Word, once it opens! Articles to Read: Puerto Rico earthquakes imperil island’s indigenous heritage Thousands of Ancient Aboriginal Sites Probably Damaged in Australian Fires Why Nonprofit Staff Wages Are as Important as CEO … Continue reading

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January 2020 TBR


Place to visit: Ever since I first learned about the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park in middle school geography, I have wanted to visit. Over the years, it has been such a dismay to learn about the bleak outlook facing … Continue reading

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December 2019 TBR


Event to attend: I have been wanting to see the Scottish Christmas Walk Parade in Alexandria tomorrow, but I’ve been sick the last couple of days, so I’m not sure I’ll make it. Articles to Read: Unpaid Internships Are Unfair … Continue reading

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November 2019 TBR


Place to Visit: The American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial in DC. I have walked past it but have not stopped to spend time exploring. Articles to Read: Scientists Around the World Declare ‘Climate Emergency’ Italian council is flooded immediately … Continue reading

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October 2019 TBR


The month is almost over, and there are plenty of articles I’ve bookmarked to read later, some of them about a holiday that happened earlier this month (and the growing movement to transform it into a more enlightened holiday).  Place … Continue reading

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