Archive for the ‘Leadership’ Category

  • Museums Advocacy Day in Washington, D.C. in February was an extremely eye-opening experience in the field I plan to dedicate my life to.  I was new to the American Alliance of Museums, having only joined a couple weeks before registering for MAD. I went as a student advocate and an emerging museum professional representing Northern […]

  • The Museum Education Roundtable is pleased and proud to announce the 2017 recipients of its inaugural Awards for Writing Excellence and Editorial Excellence for the Journal of Museum Education. All awardees are recognized for their high levels of scholarly dedication, original thought, leadership, and synthesis required to be published in the JME. Melanie Adams, a member of […]

  • We are excited to announce a major re-envisioning of the Seminar for Historical Administration. Effective immediately, SHA will become the History Leadership Institute. This new vision and identity more effectively convey the purpose of the program: helping both established and emerging history leaders to develop and sharpen the skills, networks, and habits of mind the […]

  • A fellow archivist disclosed that the most rational approach to archiving is to never treat it like a single-headed beast. You will never cut off the head in one swift motion, but you can take calculated jabs. Establishing an archive is overwhelming and in my two years with the Sazerac Company Archive (SCA), it has […]

  • The week after Christmas, I saw The Greatest Showman which is a highly imaginative musical movie about P.T. Barnum, played by the always charming Hugh Jackman. The music is fun and the visuals are often stunning. Jackman and Zac Efron are great song and dance men that helped sell the infectious charm of the movie. […]

  • The Museum Education Roundtable (MER) is seeking nominations of qualified, committed and diverse professionals for election to the MER Board of Directors! About the Museum Education Roundtable (MER) The mission of the Museum Education Roundtable is to inspire innovative thinking for the field through engagement with scholarly and practice-based content explored in the Journal of […]

  • This is the first post in a week-long series spotlighting Kansas City and Annual Meeting topics leading up to the announcement of the #AASLH18 speakers on Friday.  AASLH Annual Meeting speakers come from all kinds of places. Some are from the history or museum worlds, others work in the nonprofit or philanthropic sectors, and still […]

  • This review originally appeared in the Spring 2017 issue of History News. A Practical Guide to Museum Ethics By Sally Yerkovich (Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2016) At first glance, A Practical Guide to Museum Ethics may seem like a book that would sit on your shelf to be consulted only occasionally. However, it is […]

  • This review originally appeared in the Spring 2017 issue of History News. The Past and Future City: How Historic Preservation is Reviving America’s Communities By Stephanie Meeks with Kevin C. Murphy (Washington D.C.: Island Press, 2016) The Past and Future City is a manifesto about the power of historic preservation to create positive change in […]

  • History Relevance in Canada

    January 24th, 2018

    Tim Grove is Chief of Museum Learning at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, a founding member of the History Relevance initiative, and Chair of the Program Committee for AASLH’s 2018 Annual Meeting in Kansas City, “Truth or Consequences.” This post also appears on the National Council on Public History’s History@Work blog. Recently I […]