Museum Educators-What’s Next? Part II The Need for Internal Transformation

My first post  on this topic promised to examine some of the reasons for museum education’s over-identification with formal education.  A number of folks have offered thoughtful comments, both on this blog site and on various museum educator groups on LinkedIn.  I took away three sets of ideas from these comments. ·        Some writers feel…

Twitter for the Rest of Us

Museum folks in senior/leadership positions should be on Twitter! A number of museum people of a certain (dare I say it?) age and/or self-regard (educated, well-read, busy, already inundated by media, steeped in museum culture, interested in the future of museums) wouldn’t be caught dead on Twitter.  I can say this, because until a few…

Museum Transformation: A Voice of Experience

Banner for website. Courtesy of Boston Stories. I recently discovered a great resource for all the current discussions about Museums for the 21st Century.  It’s a site about a  90-year-old museum that grew to prominence more than 50 years ago, but was so far ahead of its time that its collective wisdom remains applicable today.  The site…