Category Archives: Museums for America

Discovery à la Mode

By Margaretta S Frederick Chief Curator, and Annette Woolard-Provine Curator of the Bancroft Collection Delaware Art Museum In 2012, the Delaware Art Museum began the arduous task (for a mid-sized museum) of placing our collection records online in a publically … Continue reading

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Museums as Social Agents: Storytelling Aids Emotional Healing

By Heidi McKinnon Director of Exhibits and Community Programming, Sandy Spring Museum How does a museum respond to contemporary issues within its community? While there are many answers to this question, one unexpected response might be bookbinding. With the current … Continue reading

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Chantecler, a Barnyard Fantasy

Ed note: This is a cross-post from the Museum of the City of New York Blog.  You can find the original blog post here.    While digitizing the vast collection of over 30,000 photographs that make up the theatre production files at the Museum … Continue reading

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A Priority to Create More Inclusive Outdoor Experiences, Boosted with IMLS Support

By Lucille Gertz Statewide Education Projects Manager, Massachusetts Audubon Society Mass Audubon strives to welcome and engage a wide range of visitors. By making our nineteen nature centers more accessible, and by creating accessible trail experiences, we’re working hard to … Continue reading

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Saving Video Games at The Strong

Jon-Paul Dyson Director, International Center for the History of Electronic Games, The Strong Over the past half century, video games have transformed our society. Museums and libraries struggle with the challenges of ever-changing technology to preserve that cultural legacy. Consider an … Continue reading

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