Travel Wrap-Up and Summary

I was a geography minor back in the day, and I love a good map!  Plus, I really wanted to log all of the Km/Miles we logged on this trip.  We were definitely tired, and we are avid fans of walking, so this may not be for everyone.  Walking was a perfect solution for us … Continue reading Travel Wrap-Up and Summary

The Tower of London: Preservation Conundrums

Better late than never on the blog!  I've had a crazy past month with work, traveling to Utah, and so much more.  Back to London: After a fantastic day traipsing all over London, drooling over David Tennant, and visiting the British Museum, we were out for another day of history and art! One place in … Continue reading The Tower of London: Preservation Conundrums

London: A Walk Through History and Modernity

We woke up the next morning, December 30, after a pleasant night full of chicken curry and great sleep, ready to take on the streets of London. We started the day with Cafe Nero (thanks for the suggestion, Kelsey!) hot chocolate and espresso.  Cafe Nero quickly became a twice-daily part of our time in London.  There … Continue reading London: A Walk Through History and Modernity

May Day 2014 – Constant Vigilance!

In the immortal words of Mad-Eye Moody (or Barty Crouch aka the 10th Doctor, David Tennant depending on the book), "Constant Vigilance!"  Not only will it protect you from the Dark Arts, it can also save your museum, archive, or historic site in the event of a disaster. Today is once again MAY DAY.  Last … Continue reading May Day 2014 – Constant Vigilance!

Belfast: More Difficult Histories and Recent History

*** Well, I was really hoping to have more than a recap on our trip to Belfast, but at this time that's all I'm able to offer.  We only spent about 2 hours there, but the recent history there surrounding "The Troubles" really impacted me; even in the few months since I've been back, I … Continue reading Belfast: More Difficult Histories and Recent History

Kilmainham Gaol: Tragic Tales & Purposeful Preservation

  On our first full day in Dublin, after a long walk through the city in the rain, we ended up at the forbidding Heritage Ireland site, Kilmainham Gaol. We walked through the gates and into the castle-like structure, and we were thrilled to have made it in time for the next tour.  We still … Continue reading Kilmainham Gaol: Tragic Tales & Purposeful Preservation

A Review of Historic Dublin: Day Two (and Guinness)

After a great night of rest and fantastic care by our AirBnB hosts (thanks for the homemade Christmas pudding and cream - best food I had on the whole trip!) we were ready to see more of Dublin. We woke up early and ventured out to walk the city.  We were staying in the Docklands … Continue reading A Review of Historic Dublin: Day Two (and Guinness)

Disaster Planning Code Red – What Can We Learn from the Tragedies in Egypt?

With the  atmosphere in Egypt being what it is, most historians and archaeologists knew it was only a matter of time before aspects of the rich Egyptian history and material culture were destroyed.  Among all the other heartbreaking stories of the massive loss of human life and looting, the story of the Mallawi Museum in … Continue reading Disaster Planning Code Red – What Can We Learn from the Tragedies in Egypt?

Katie’s Khronicles: A News Roundup: 3/30/13 – 4/7/13

I'm going to start a regular Sunday feature on this blog that will collect some of the news around the inter webs related to current events in: history, museums, public history, historic preservation, and other similar topics.   Sometimes there might even be the occasional goat or popular culture reference. Here is the first attempt … Continue reading Katie’s Khronicles: A News Roundup: 3/30/13 – 4/7/13

Accessibility at the Lower East Side Tenement Museum

The Tenement Museum has been on my radar since taking Museum Studies classes with Dr. Robert Connolly and Dr. Leslie Luebbers at the University of Memphis.  It has been a beacon for community involvement and innovative programming, and it continues to be a pioneer for HISTORY museums in reaching out to populations with disabilities.  I … Continue reading Accessibility at the Lower East Side Tenement Museum