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").

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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Photo: Artomatic 2017


My computer is getting increasingly worse for trying to do multiple things at the same time (like pasting a URL from an Internet browser tab into a Word document). I know I’ve complained on this blog about personal computers over … Continue reading

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Two Hundred Thirty Feet in Wheaton


In honor of Metrorail’s 42nd birthday last year, the Greater Greater Washington blog posted an animated slideshow showing the progression over time, from a little baby Metro system in 1976 with only five stations, to the planned Phase II of … Continue reading

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2018 Monthly Key Word Reading Challenge Update (December 2018)


December 2018 was the final month of the 2018 Monthly Key Word Reading Challenge, which was an interesting endeavor, but one that I won’t be repeating. I found it difficult to have specific words tied to specific months, because this … Continue reading

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2018 Monthly Key Word Reading Challenge Update (November 2018)


November’s words were: brown, dream, family, food, laugh, over, table, thanks, town I read… Book of Poems: Food by Ogden Nash Poems: “In Defense of Small Towns” by Oliver de la Paz “The Circus Is in Town” by Patricia Smith … Continue reading

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2018 Monthly Key Word Reading Challenge Update (October)


The October words were: black, castle, ghost, haunt, mask, moon, mystery, night, witch Here’s what I read: Middle grade/young adult novels: Ghost Boys by Jewell Parker Rhodes The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill When the Moon Was … Continue reading

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