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Introducing Time Travel!

If only historians had access to time machines…. it would make our work so much easier! Unfortunately, we don’t. Instead we have to help the visitor to feel like they have a better understanding of how people lived in the … Continue reading

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Chief Storyteller

We have talked with many museum professionals about ways that they incorporate storytelling into their institutions and a common thread has been that the stories always relate back to the content– through the exhibits, programming, visitor experience– but what about … Continue reading

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Unexhibitable? or just Difficult?

One of my favorite readings that has stuck with me throughout my graduate program was for the Introduction to Museum Education class: The Unexhibitable: A Conversation, by Gretchen Jennings and Maureen McConnell. It poses the question: What, if anything is … Continue reading

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To Tell or Not to Tell… what’s the question?

One of the common themes between the National Zoo and the Hillwood Estate (who knew there would be common themes between a zoo and a historic mansion?) was about the decision to tell some stories, not to tell some stories, … Continue reading

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To Infinity and Beyond!

“Museums are not just storage places.” -Susan Wertheim of the National Gallery of Art Museums can be many things but their first priority is to the visitor. Families, millennials, children, adults, each museum has a visitor base that they want … Continue reading

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