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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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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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Black History Month


The Smithsonian Institution’s newest museum, the National Museum of African American History and Culture, is slated to open in 2015. This museum will have the responsibility not of being the first or only site to address black history, for there … Continue reading

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