Category Archives: 21st Century Museum Professionals

Tackling the Climate Change Conversation: Community of Practice Starts with IMLS Grant

By John C. Anderson Director of Education, New England Aquarium Museums and libraries work to shape the world to be better – better informed, healthier, more vibrant, more just or more sustainable. In 2008, IMLS funded the “Ocean Change Education Aquarium … Continue reading

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HELP Advance: Supporting the Small Museum

By Abby Dean Program Communications Manager, Mid-America Arts Alliance Based in the country’s heartland, our organization, Mid-America Arts Alliance (M-AAA), serves a six-state region that’s rich with small, eclectic museums, all of which play a vital role in providing educational experiences … Continue reading

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Community Scientists Wow Museum Visitors

By: Susan Douglas, Education Director Sheila Montgomery, Science Communication Fellowship Coordinator Powerhouse Science Center Powerhouse Science Center in Sacramento, California, recently launched Meet A Scientist weekend, a new program that featured local scientists speaking with museum visitors about their work. … Continue reading

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Museums as Dinner Table: Dialogues on Immigration

By Sarah Pharaon Program Director for North America, International Coalition of Sites of Conscience I’m married to an immigrant. My two children have Arab names, will eat hummus and baba ghanoush, and—if my husband and I can do a better job … Continue reading

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A Teacher’s Reflection on Developing a Model for Technology-Based Museum School Partnerships

By Monica Kwiatkowski Teacher, Cuba-Rushford Middle School The formula: Take a middle school social studies teacher from Cuba-Rushford Middle School, in an isolated, rural upstate New York district. Team the teacher up with an educational director from a museum a … Continue reading

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