Category Archives: Newseum

Photo of the Day: Love


“Love is news,” declares one of the introductory videos shown to visitors at the Newseum. (Or at least, it did when I worked there; it’s been a few years now since I’ve been in that theater.) Although the Newseum is … Continue reading

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Photo of the Day: Berlin Wall


The Berlin Wall began its fall 26 years ago today. Below is a picture of the exhibit at the Newseum: in the foreground, a small piece that visitors are allowed to touch; in the background, a larger segment on display … Continue reading

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Photo of the Day: Newseum


For those who had elections on today during this off-year, happy voting day!

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Thanksgiving at the Museum?


In its Weekend section, the Washington Post has published a list of holiday-themed activities to do every day from November 27 (the day before Thanksgiving) to December 26 (the day after Christmas). These activities include several museums and similar sites: … Continue reading

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Visiting the Pentagon Memorial


When I visited the Pentagon Memorial for the first time last weekend, I was struck by the cohesive simplicity of the memorial, the way every design element has meaning that helps the memorial speak for itself. The benches, which evoke … Continue reading

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Museum Education Students’ Museum Field Trips: Second Semester


In fall 2009, I had a two-day-per-week internship paired with a weekly seminar on learning theory, as well as two other courses: Museum Audiences and American Folklife. The internship consisted of spending 16 hours a week immersing myself in a … Continue reading

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The Lure of Crime Exhibits


When I was seven, two friends and I started a club called the Yellow Detectives. We made up fake code names, a flag, and a pledge. Our activities mostly consisted of using our over-active imaginations to concoct “mysteries” out of … Continue reading

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