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").

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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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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