Thursday, September 18, 2014

The Sargent House Museum

Kimberlee Cloutier-Blazzard of the Sargent House Museum wrote this sweet little piece introducing me and my work to fans of the museum, where I interned in the summer of 2014 between my first and second years of graduate school at Tufts. Thanks, Kimberlee!

Remembering the Past, Building the Future: Our 2014 Graduate Intern


Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Now Managing the Tufts Museum Studies Blog

I've been writing the monthly column "The Wider World" for the better part of a year now on the Tufts Museum Studies blog, and it's time for a new announcement -- I am now managing the blog. The blog covers topics related to Tufts museum students' experience, and includes job board that updates weekly.

If you are a Tufts Museum Studies student (or perhaps an alumnus?) interested in writing a guest post or a column, contact me at tuftsmuseumblog@gmail.com.

If you are interested in learning more about what's going on in emerging minds in the museum field, check out:
http://sites.tufts.edu/museumstudents/

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Introducing "The Wider World"

In September, I started school at Tufts University for my M.A. in History and Museum Studies. It has been wonderful to finally be back in school, and I love the community there. One of the small ways I'm contributing to that community is my monthly column on the Tufts Museum Studies blog, "The Wider World.

I use it as a platform to explore what it means to strive to make museums accessible and inclusive while being a museum studies student. As museum lovers in a museum studies program, we are in a bubble of people who do find most museums accessible to us and who feel included at most museums. It's great to be surrounded by fellow museum geeks, but it can make it harder to understand those who don't feel this way about museums. In this column, I explore many different types of accessibility, from having no barriers to people with disabilities to not requiring prior knowledge or cultural context to understand and enjoy an exhibition. Similarly, I look at including people with diverse learning styles and from diverse backgrounds.

Learning Large Print