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Museum Education Students’ Museum Field Trips: Fourth Semester


Two courses completed my final semester of graduate school at GWU: Proposal Writing and Museum Evaluation. This time, our cohort of 15 divided into two groups, and each group wrote a grant proposal and conducted an evaluation study for local … Continue reading

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Museum Education Students’ Museum Field Trips: Third Semester


Most of spring 2010 was spent at the National Postal Museum (NPM). I interned there four days a week, working on a unit called Heroes on Stamps to be used in after-school programs (and falling in love with the museum’s … Continue reading

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AIDS Memorial Quilt in DC


Earlier this month, I volunteered at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival and helped set up and monitor the AIDS Memorial Quilt. For the next five-or-so days, 50+ locations in the DC area will also display parts of the quilt. These locations … 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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Museum Education Students’ Museum Field Trips: First Semester


Museum education students spend a lot of time thinking about museum field trips – typically, the visits undertaken by busloads of schoolchildren. But what about the museum education students themselves? In the Museum Education Program at George Washington University, we … Continue reading

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Bishop’s Garden at Washington National Cathedral


In The Lost Symbol, Dan Brown describes Washington National Cathedral as “a refuge in Rome, north of the Tiber, which contains ten stones from Mount Sinai, one from heaven itself, and one with the visage of Luke’s dark father.” It … Continue reading

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Week 11: Goddard Visitor Center


Goddard Space Flight Center mission: to expand our knowledge of Earth, the solar system, and the universe through observations from space and through scientific discovery. It was somewhat of a milestone in the Weekly Museum Visits project: someone specifically asked … Continue reading

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2010 National Postal Museum Internship


An online exhibit and a post in the National Postal Museum’s blog, both written by me about the Heroes on Stamps unit for after-school programs that served as the main project of my internship, are now online.

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Good NEWS


Later this month, I will begin a part-time job at the Newseum as a Visitor Services Representative. I’m excited that I’ll be paid to spend time at this huge museum that I have visited, but whose half-dozen floors I have … Continue reading

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Museum Educators, Reunited


The Museum Education Program at George Washington University provided not just an education and a degree, but also 14 new friends. Our small cohort took most of our classes together, met frequently outside of class to work on our many … Continue reading

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