Programming at The Transit Museum

As I mentioned in my last blog, my trip to the Transit Museum in Brooklyn, run by the Transit Authority, was one of my most favorite parts of my time in New York City. On Thursday, still excited from my wonderful meeting with Lori, I headed over to Brooklyn to visit the Transit Museum (and … Continue reading Programming at The Transit Museum

Q&A With Tenement Museum Educator, Sarah Litvin

Sarah is an Education Associate at the Tenement Museum in New York City.  She was kind enough to speak with me through email and then in person during my time in NYC last May.   What kinds of programs do you offer on a daily basis for student field trips? Every day, we offer 3rd person … Continue reading Q&A With Tenement Museum Educator, Sarah Litvin

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

Accessibility at the Jewish Museum, NYC

When I started researching museums that are working extensively with accessibility, especially accessibility for people with cognitive, developmental, or learning disabilities, I was fortunate to find the Museum Access Consortium of New York City.  This was one of the main reasons I chose New York City as my main research hub; there is a huge … Continue reading Accessibility at the Jewish Museum, NYC

New York City – A Review of the Met

Over the coming weeks I will be posting reflections on my trip to New York City in May.  I was fortunate enough to have support from the College of Graduate Studies and the Public History Program at Middle Tennessee State University to spend a week in the Big Apple visiting museums and professionals in the … Continue reading New York City – A Review of the Met

What’s the story with this dissertation?

Starting on Monday, I will begin a series of posts about my dissertation and research trip to New York City... but first.... What is the story with this dissertation that I’m writing?  I have a feeling that my blog posts are about to start reflecting a lot more about my research and dissertation in the … Continue reading What’s the story with this dissertation?

Guest Post: Contributory, Collaborative, and Co-Creative Experiences

By: Dr. Robert Connolly In a recent issue of the journal Collections (Vol. 7, Number 3, Summer 2011), Natalye Tate and I published an article titled “Volunteers and Collections as Viewed from the Museum Mission Statement.”  Our central thesis is that museums should not view volunteers as folks who do things for which there are … Continue reading Guest Post: Contributory, Collaborative, and Co-Creative Experiences

Sensitivity and Awareness at Your Museum or Cultural Organization

This blog has been a long time coming, but I have finally found some free time to get the blog back up and running.  Expect more this summer from former professors and students, a recap of my trip to New York City, dissertation and research updates, and more! This past March I had the opportunity … Continue reading Sensitivity and Awareness at Your Museum or Cultural Organization

Doctoral CANDIDATE Updates

Again, you may have noticed I have not been posting as much lately.  There are several excuses I could throw at you, but instead I will give you some quick updates! - I spent most of the past month working on my dissertation proposal and online doctoral portfolio for review by my dissertation committee.  I … Continue reading Doctoral CANDIDATE Updates