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Museums as Social Catalysts

Posted by Jocelyn S. Wong on July 24, 2017 at 3:12am 0 Comments

During my flight from London to Sacramento I was bubbling with anticipation, perhaps laced with fluttering nerves. My tote bag was equipped with a stack of freshly…


Tell Me About Your Audience Research and Evaluation Practices /// Interview with Judith Coats

Posted by Ivy Young on July 9, 2017 at 7:48pm 0 Comments

Judith Coats is an Interpretation Specialist at San Diego Zoo Global.            

In 2015, Coats participated in the…


Inclusivity Means Welcome

Posted by Brenzy Solorzano on June 17, 2017 at 5:51pm 0 Comments

I have been trying to write this blog post for about a month now. Every time that I think I have something to share, I delete it. I repeatedly find myself typing a how-to guide about inclusivity. Be nice, be open to change, pay attention to those…


Tell Me About Your Practices for Deepening Visitor Engagement /// Interview with Rebekah Harding

Posted by Ivy Young on June 9, 2017 at 11:09am 0 Comments

Rebekah Harding is the Education Outreach Manager at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute and previously served in a similar role at the…


The Conflict of Community Engagement

Posted by Mariel Rowland on June 6, 2017 at 12:22am 0 Comments

Community engagement is a phrase we hear often in this field but how do we define “community engagement”?  For me, it has meant trying to engage people in neighboring areas and bring them to the museum; people who may not know about the…



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Yes, it's true: sometimes members of our community like to socialize with each other or share stories or jokes.

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Best Practices: Collections Care

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Best Practices: Education Programs

Developing a fieldtrip program and want to find out what other museums are doing? Do you want to share a success story about that recent public program? Connect with other educators here.

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Best Practices: Administration & Fundraising

Dialogue with other administrators about best business practices, budgeting, human resources, fundraising, and more.

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Best Practices: Exhibitions

From labels and security screws to interactives and visitors... this forum is the place to go to discuss exhibitions.

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Best Practices: Marketing & Social Networking

Need pointers on how to work with the media? Or, want to share a successful Twitter campaign? Join the discussion here.

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