J Marshall Adams

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The School Library As A Learning Playground

By Michael Terborg (Teacher Librarian)<p>I’m a rather unique librarian for an elementary school. Before working in school libraries, I worked in three …


What Many “Diversity in Museums” Articles Ignore: Structural Racism

On the porch with my copy of the “State of Black Museums,” August 2018 issue of <i>The Public Historian</i>, the journal of the National Council of Public …

African-American News

Motown Museum to honor Aretha Franklin all weekend long

Hitsville USA will be playing the Queen of Soul's music for visitors throughout the weekend


Museum Curators Reflect on the Legacy of the Queen of Soul

Aretha Franklin was no one’s understudy. But when the Queen of Soul took the stage at the 1998 Grammy Awards, she was not the singer audiences …

Aretha Franklin

The National Portrait Gallery Plans a Special Presentation to Honor Late Music Legend Aretha Franklin

Exhibitions<p>The Milton Glaser-designed 1968 poster goes on view Friday.<p>,<p>Aretha Franklin has died at age 76 from advanced pancreatic cancer, at home in …

Aretha Franklin

How Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh Increased Member Conversion and Retention Rates

<b>This article is part of the bbcon 2018 Speaker Series on npENGAGE. Get a taste of the 250+ sessions that will help your organization transform and</b> …

Employee Engagement

Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego expansion is a 'mistake,' critics say in an open letter

Just two months before the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego is scheduled to begin demolition on a portion of its La Jolla building to make way for an expansion and renovation, more than seven dozen critics, architects and architectural historians have signed an open letter describing some of …

Scott Brown

WWII Museum creates master's degree with Arizona State University | NOLA.com

The National World War II Museum in New Orleans and Arizona State University are starting a new online master's degree program in World War II …

World War II

Is Your Museum Alive? A Guest Post by Lucimara Letelier

<b>Lucimara Letelier</b> is the founder of Museu Vivo (Live Museum), a collaborative platform fostering innovation and economic sustainability in the museum …


Four Trends That Cannot Be Delegated To Departments Within Cultural Organizations

At least, not if an organization wants to achieve them successfully.<p>On this site, I often dive into critical trends for the long-term success of …

Human Resources

Do we need Positive Museology? | themuselab

Over the past year, I have been digging deeply into more positive approaches to everything—from business to psychology to personal meaning-making …


Museum of the Bible returns medieval manuscript after discovering item’s theft

(RNS) — The return follows an investigation the museum is conducting on the origins of more than 3,000 items in its collection.The post Museum of the …


The Battle Over the Norton Simon Museum’s Nazi-Looted Cranach Paintings Isn’t Over as Lawyers File for a Rehearing

Art and Law<p>Despite the latest ruling in favor of the museum, the paintings' ultimate fate is still unknown.<p>,<p>The legal battle for Lucas Cranach the …


A Pop-Up Pencil Museum Underlines a History that Has Almost Been Erased

<i>The Pencil Museum</i> by Jackie Mock, installed in Faber Park on Staten Island (photo by Rob Ventura, courtesy Jackie Mock and the New York City Parks …

Cleveland Museum of Art unveils first 'Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Plan'

CLEVELAND, Ohio - Helen Forbes Fields, a trustee at the Cleveland Museum of Art, said that she recently saw a guard turn away a young black man when …


Pairing Museum Exhibitions with Children's Books

Pairing Museum Exhibitions with Children's Books August 14, 2018According to many museum educators, one of the best ways to prepare a child for an …


East London

The Uffizi Gallery’s Treasures Are Now Online—See 5 Masterpieces in New Eye-Popping 3D Detail

Art World<p>Millions of people can now study the museum's remarkable collection online.<p>,<p>Old Masters meet high tech in a new collaboration between …

Indiana University

8 Nonprofit Interview Tips

Eight Nonprofit Interview Tips<p>By Nonprofit HR<p>In August 14, 2018<p>Comments off<p>The purpose of a job interview is to help the employer to become better …


Richmond's Christy Coleman named by Time as one of '31 People Changing the South'

Time magazine’s latest issue is devoted entirely to the American South as “the country’s most culturally complex region,” and it features a list of …

Black History

Workplace Culture Starts and Stops with the Board

First, a big thank you to our guest blogger, “Kay Smith,” whose post elicited some pithy comments last week. If you have a museum workplace issue …

Sexual Harassment

How Kids Learn to Navigate the City (and the World), in Five Designs

Critic Alexandra Lange talks about the objects and places that represent a-ha moments in child-centered design.<p>In the era of Marie Kondo, the streamlining of our material lives still runs into one big obstacle: parenthood. “To have a child is to be thrown suddenly, and I found rather miraculously, …


How to design an exhibition for teens? Co-create it with them | Te Papa's Blog

Our upcoming exhibition ‘Tony Fomison: Lost in the Dark’, diving into his dark and moody works from 1967 to 1975, is co-created with teenagers from …

High School

'I've Done This Before': Ex-Met Museum Employee Indicted For Taking Upskirt Videos Outside The Met, At Subway Station

A former collections manager at the Metropolitan Museum of Art who was caught taking upskirt videos at an Upper East Side subway station has admitted …

Art Galleries

Italy to scrap free monthly museum entry

Italy's new culture minister has announced that the country's free monthly entry to state museums will end after the summer.


Cat stolen from Russian museum found after social outcry

<b>Behemoth - a cat who was stolen from his home in a Russian museum - has been returned alive but is feeling "discontent".</b><p>In a posting on their Facebook page, the Bulgakov House Museum Theatre in Moscow said a woman grabbed their resident cat and ran away.<p>The theft was reported to the police on …

Social Media

Using Timelines to Visualize MoDA’s Collections - Museum of Domestic Design and Architecture (MoDA)

In my research I asked: What knowledge can we gain from analyzing digital collections through timeline visualizations?<p>Museums and archives have long …


Parliament has LOST over 220 works of art: MPs voice bewilderment as huge haul of paintings, drawings and prints goes MISSING from official collection

MPs voiced bewilderment today after it emerged that more than 220 works of art have gone missing from the Parliamentary collection.<p>A huge haul of …


Tate launches drive to make displays more inclusive | Museums Association

Public invited to critique language and perspective of interpretation texts<br>Patrick Steel, 01.08.2018


No more skeletons in Erie Art Museum's closet

Human skull dating to 200 to 300 A.D. will be repatriated to Mexico.<p>When Josh Helmer, the new executive director of the Erie Art Museum, sat down …