This week in class we focused on participatory museums. I’ve always had a fascination with exhibits that allow the visitor to get involved. I think that it provides an excellent opportunity for visitors to take an active part in their learning and also allows them to connect with other visitors, making their visit a social experience.… Continue reading Participation
As you may have read in my post about the GlassApp from CMOG, this year I participated in #AskACurator Day. This past week, Twitter also saw #AskAnArchivist Day. I wanted to know the history behind these days, how many years they had been around, and what the public on Twitter thought of them so I… Continue reading Ask a museum professional
Last weekend I had the chance to visit a museum that I had never visited and another that I hadn’t visited in a few years. As I was walking through each exhibition in these museums, I paid attention to the ways in which digital technology was being used. For this post, I’m going to discuss my experience with… Continue reading Natural history and news
One aspect of museum websites that I find really interesting is that many of them are responsive. I know I’m a little late to the game as most of the articles about responsive museum websites that I have read were published in 2012, but thanks to my Museums and Digital Technology class, I’m just discovering… Continue reading A response to responsiveness
Earlier this week, during one of my classes, we discussed how the first uses of digital technology in the museum were intended to make collection records more easily accessible and increase organization within the institution and how this evolved to giving the public access to collections online. When we started discussing how the widespread use… Continue reading Glass at your fingertips
Welcome to Memoirs of the Museum! My name is Hannah Padulo and I am from Rochester, New York. As I am blogging newbie, please be understanding of the period of adjustment while I learn the ins and outs of creating weekly blog posts. I graduated last spring from a very small college in New York,… Continue reading An Introduction to Me!