This week for my Collections Management class, I had to write a case study on the Strong National Museum of Play’s mission shift. I was particularly excited about this topic for two reasons. The first is that the Strong is located in my hometown, Rochester, NY. I vividly remember loving the museum as a child… Continue reading Changing a mission
In the aftermath of shocking, harmful, or confusing events, people often need a place to safely comprehend and cope with the event. While churches and places of worship can be great resources for this, many museums also open their doors to those in need following such an event. As places of culture, history, and art,… Continue reading Museums as a safe space
This week, I’ve seen a lot tweets about the relationship between museums and social media. I’ve read through quite a few articles suggested in these tweets and have decided to dedicate this week’s post to my thoughts on the subject. As a 21 year old, I spend a large amount of my time on social… Continue reading Twitter and Instagram, and Snapchat, oh my!