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Living Art Museums


What does a living museum look like? There are natural science sites that have living collections: zoos, aquariums, arboretums, parks, botanic gardens, and nature centers. Specimens are not mounted in a frame and cared for by conservators. Rather, they live, … 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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Halloween and Dia de los Muertos at the Museum


Happy fall holidays! Halloween Several area museums are hosting Halloween-themed events, including parties and trick-or-treating, and I won’t list them all here. Instead, I want to highlight a few special programs that both celebrate Halloween and reinforce the museum’s mission. … Continue reading

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A Visit to the Museum… Restroom?


Museums have exhibit space, and they have restrooms. But why not use restrooms as exhibit space, even if just for an image or two on the wall? The Smithsonian’s National Zoological Park doesn’t have any animals living in the restroom, … Continue reading

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