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  • We’re Looking for Good Writers! Do You Have a Book in You?

    It’s summer, we know you’re busy always but we also know that our minds never stop in the history/museum world (have you seen this post

  • A History of XYZ in ### Objects

    In April, Slate’s culture blog Brow Beat showed how the meme started by Neil MacGregor’s excellent book A History of the World in 100 Objects

  • Engaging the Public: Seven Rules

    Steven Lubar, Director of Brown University’s Public Humanities Program has recently posted “Seven Rules for Public Humanists.”

  • How Well Do Your Hats Fit?

    Whether you wear one hat, two hats, five hats or you’ve lost count, sometimes we who work in history and museums need to go outside the field to

  • Managing Military Collections in Your Museum

    So you work in a small county museum or perhaps even a large institution. A donor walks in and hands you a uniform and says, “my grandpa wore that

  • Food in Museums Survey

    The Conservation Committee of the Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections has asked us to distribute this survey on Food in

  • Call for Posters

    The National Council for Public History will host a poster session on Friday, September 19 at the AASLH Annual Meeting in St. Paul, MN. All history

  • It’s in the Code

    As director of a local historical society in upstate New York with three historic house museums, the simplest thing my staff and I do to gather

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