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").

September TBR


Happy Labor Day! Included in this month’s TBR list are a couple of articles related to fair pay and workplace safety in the world of museum labor. Place to visit: National Museum of African American History and Culture. I have … Continue reading

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August TBR


I’m going to be on a hiatus for about six months or so, as I really just need to focus on my job and my health right now. So instead of posting my thoughts on museums visited or books and … Continue reading

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Recent Reflections and Reads: Self-Taught Art


On a whim in June, I decided I wanted to make art. It was literally an urge out of nowhere. One moment I had no thoughts whatsoever about wanting to paint or collage, and the next minute, I was very … Continue reading

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Zero-Tolerance in Twelve Objects, Part 2: The Slaughter of the Innocents


On June 15, 2018, Twitter user Brandon Horan tweeted, “When you see innocent kids being put in tents sleeping on floor after getting ripped from their parents and your response is ‘Did they come here legally?’, then we don’t have … Continue reading

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Baltimore Photos


Some images I’ve previously posted in this blog, from my visits to Baltimore museums and events.

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Zero-Tolerance in Twelve Objects, Part 1: The Dwarf Morgante


I spent a week and a half at the end of June 2018 with my parents and siblings in Italy. It was a lovely trip, full of museums, old churches, older ruins, pasta, gelato, cats, and beautiful views of rivers … Continue reading

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Recent Reflections and Reads: The Incredible, Credible Museum


For the past six months, I’ve been contemplating questions related to what makes someone or something a trusted or persuasive source. In whose opinion or expertise do we put stock? How do we honor different kinds of knowledge, both that … Continue reading

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