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The Care and Keeping of Museum Professionals

The museum field is full of amazing, thoughtful, creative people. I’ve been working to bring their insights into a book. I jokingly call it “part self-help book, part group-memoir” because there are topics that can meet you where you are … Continue reading

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Independent Museum Professionals Network

Are you a member of the American Alliance of Museums? Are you working as a consultant…freelancer…independent professional…contractor…holding-down-multiple-jobs-at-different-institutions? Well, we finally have a “home” just for you! The Independent Museum Professionals Network is brand new and  officially part of the Professional … Continue reading

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Bathtub Museum

When your 2 year old has been constantly asking to go to a “bathtub museum” you get your museum educator brain going and figure out what might fill that need. Sure, lots of museums have A bathtub on display….but if … Continue reading

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Why are Great Museum Workers Leaving the Field

Published on “Alliance Labs” through the American Alliance of Museums We’ve all had the conversation. Maybe it was with your work buddy, or your former museum studies classmate as you caught up over drinks. Or maybe it was you, at … Continue reading

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Educating an Advocate

I never aspired to become an advocate. I didn’t know enough about the issues, I couldn’t balance that with my work and family life. I promised myself that I would focus on raising good kids, being a high quality educator … Continue reading

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I Promise

This is not an overtly political blog. However, if you piece together my demographics and the things I care about (early childhood education, museums, arts, culture, access…) you can make a pretty good guess what way I lean politically. Which … Continue reading

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Imposter Syndrome

It was my first article for a peer reviewed journal. I’d worked for months and it was down to the final round of edits. I opened the attachment from the editor and worked my way through the suggestions. Word change … Continue reading

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