Archive for the ‘Musings & Trends’ Category

  • Libraries, museums, and other academically oriented non-profits often collaborate with each other on research efforts. Recently, they are reaching out the public for help as well using the model of citizen science projects. This is the third post in our series on citizen-history projects. Over a few blog posts, we’re highlighting some of the most interesting […]

  • Today through next Tuesday (April 18) get 50% off the 77 recorded webinars, 30 Technical Leaflet PDFs, and 23 Technical Leaflet Bundle PDFs in our online store. Just use the promo code SPRINGSALE at checkout. Don’t know where to start? We recommend the following favorites: Webinar Recordings: Strangelove: How to Stop Worrying and Start Fundraising […]

  • Are you going to the Annul Meeting of the Tennessee Association of Museums this week? AASLH staff members will be speaking on seven sessions. We’ll also be hanging out in the Exhibit Hall to chat about our programs and services. Here’s where you’ll be able to find us throughout the conference: Wednesday 10:00 am-4:00 pm: […]

  • AASLH is excited to introduce a new logo that symbolizes a forward focus while remaining rooted in both the past and in a sense of place. Our new logo is based on our familiar “tree of life” graphic that we first adopted in the 1940s. Instead of a single tree, this new circular logo represents […]

  • Villanova University has officially opened the Albert Lepage Center for History in the Public Interest, a new center that will bring historical scholarship and perspective to bear on contemporary global affairs and that will serve as a leading voice for greater historical consciousness among citizens, elected officials and industry leaders. The Center will be a […]

  • This post was originally published on the author’s Medium. It has been shared here with the author’s permission. How we talk about things matters. We are living in a time of deep divisions, where silos and binaries seem to choke the nuance from our views and social media feeds. In the wake of this political climate, educators […]

  • Every year, AASLH receives over 100 nominations for our Leadership in History Awards, which recognize organizations doing “Good History.” Our Awards committee spends a week poring over the details of these program and exhibits, reading about what made them stand out. At the end, we have a list of exceptional projects and a lot of important takeaways […]

  • Although museum/history professionals may not face the same problems or have the same priorities as bankers, financial advisers, and other salespeople, networking with professionals from outside the history field can be a valuable tool for museum/history professionals at all levels. Networking allows for those in the history field to help promote their institution in the […]

  • Throughout recent history, individuals and institutions have collected and presented objects that represent major current events. When faced with topics from the Civil Rights Movement, September 11th, Ferguson, and the Women’s March, it is important that items are collected to preserve these times for the future. As a field, especially now, how should our organizations […]

  • As 2016 comes to a close, we’re looking back at all the great articles posted on the AASLH blogs this year. Here are our top ten most-read posts of 2016: 1. A Few Simple Tips for Public Historians Working with Confrontational Visitors by Nick Sacco (10, 214 views) http://ow.ly/OxmF307nWku 2. Baby Boom: Motherhood & Museums […]