Monthly Archives: September 2013

See Civil War Uniforms in the Conservation Process in a Live Webcast

By Paige Myers Textile Conservator, North Carolina Museum of History The bloodied coat of  Lt. Col. Thomas Hart Ruffin has a storied history. A lawyer and U.S. Congressman from Franklin County, North Carolina, Ruffin commanded Company H of the 1st North Carolina … 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

Posted in Collections Care/Preservation, Learning Tools and Interactives (Information/Media literacy), Museums for America, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) | 3 Comments

Our Moving is Our Learning: The Power of Kinesthetic Learning and Programming in Children’s Museums

Ed note: This blog post is made in conjunction with September’s National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month.  By Logan Block Programs Manager, Miami Children’s Museum My father, a lifelong elementary school educator, used to say of children and learning, “Our work is our play.” … Continue reading

Posted in Afterschool/Out-of-School, Cultural Heritage/Sustainability, Health, Let's Move! Museums & Gardens | 2 Comments

Learning Something New

By Melissa Heintz Public Affairs Specialist, IMLS The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County is one of the oldest, largest, and busiest public libraries in America. With a mission focusing on the needs of the community, early literacy, and … Continue reading

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