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Educational Jingles: Set your message to a familiar song

“Whilst snug in their Club-Room, they Jovially twine/ The Myrtle of VENUS with BACCHUS’S Vine.” Recognize the meter? How about now: “O! say does that star-spangled banner yet wave/ O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave?” That’s right. Our national anthem is set to another tune. When Americans wanted to … Continue reading

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Museums of Ideas: Commitment and Conflict

What is the definition of museum? According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary the definition of museum is: an institution devoted to the procurement, care, study and display of objects of lasting interest or value. I recently co-wrote an article for MuseumsEtc and their new publication, Museums of Ideas: Commitment and Conflict; it includes articles from 17 different countries. … Continue reading

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Save that Dress!

What?!? Do you have a wedding dress just “hanging around” your home or museum collection? Well today’s post is for you. Today’s Museum Minute, written by my dear friend and colleague, Steven Rosengard, is all about wedding dress preservation. Take it away, Steve! Calling all Brides!   Many of you may have gone through the trouble … Continue reading

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Let’s Talk About Museums, Change and Creativity

Last week I attended AASLH‘s annual meeting in Richmond, Virginia. I am still exhausted from all of the activities, and the cold I got while visiting Colonial Williamsburg (it rained all day), but I am professionally re-energized! The theme for the conference was “Commemoration: The Promise of Remembrance and New Beginnings.” Several sessions were dedicated … Continue reading

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I’m enjoying Social Media Week–and you can, too!

This was my view from the Tribune Tower in Chicago yesterday. I was attending the session, “Your Friends or Mine? Does Your Company Have a Say in Your Social Network?” Social Media Week is now taking place in twelve international cities. The free programs address  a variety of social media topics. Sessions started yesterday and … Continue reading

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