Museum Visions: A Blog Space

Samantha Theriault

This space was created by the Museum Education Roundtable to expand upon the most recent Journal of Museum Education (JME) issue, reflect on member events, and address timely issues that we face in the field of museum work. Read about how to write for our blog here.

4X4: STRATEGY AND FUNDRAISING

Our “4 x 4” interview blog format aims to incorporate multiple perspectives on current topics in our field by inviting four thought leaders to answer four questions related to a chosen theme. This playful approach seeks to navigate pressing topics with the personal touch of a conversation. Read interviews on our first theme of “self-care” as seen through the lenses of nature, parenthood, networking, … Read More

#DearMuseums: Where is DEAI after 2020?

Last year, at the beginning of the global pandemic, MER launched a series called #DearMuseums, in which we asked museum professionals to let us know how they were doing (personally, professionally, and/or all of the above). #DearMuseums proved to be a valuable platform for people to respond to the museum field as a whole. At the beginning of 2021, we … Read More

Open Call for BIPOC/Historically Underrepresented Museum Voices

Do you identify as a BIPOC individual? If so, consider submitting a blog post proposal to the Museum Education Roundtable’s blog, Museum Visions, in order to continue pushing the field toward greater equity for museum professionals. Tied to the current issue of the Journal of Museum Education, this open call’s theme is “Museums & Partnerships.” This invitation is intended to … Read More

Social Media, Facilitation, and Rapid Response Collecting: Queer Appalachia’s Approach to Activism and Community Building

Introduction Bryn Kelly was a good artist. Her pieces appeared in the New Museum as well as several galleries and other art institutions. Unfortunately, she was never adequately compensated for this work, which factored into financial hardship. Bryn’s situation was further compounded by being an HIV-positive transwoman. In 2016, she died from suicide. The project Queer Appalachia began as a … Read More

MER Responds: Anti-Asian Violence

March 19, 2021 The Museum Education Roundtable mourns Soon Chung Park, Hyun Jung Grant, Suncha Kim, Yong Ae Yue, Delaina Ashley Yaun, Paul Andre Michels, Xiaojie Tan, and Daoyou Fen, who were murdered in Atlanta this week – six of whom were Asian women.  We stand in solidarity with those who have experienced and resisted anti-Asian racism, misogyny, and violence. … Read More

MER Talks: AAM’s Museum Education Mentoring Program

The American Alliance of Museum’s professional network for museum educators (EdCom) is currently recruiting mentors and mentees for the committee’s Museum Education Mentoring Program (EdMEM). Currently in its fifth year, EdMEM continues to support the next generation of museum educators by connecting them with established professionals. Applications for the program are now open and will close on Sunday, February 21st.  … Read More