Museum Visions: A Blog Space

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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.

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’S THIRD ANNUAL EXCELLENCE IN WRITING AWARDS

The Museum Education Roundtable (MER) is proud to announce the 2019 recipients of the annual Awards for Writing Excellence for the Journal of Museum Education: Carissa DiCindio, Bryan L. Davis, Ariel Goldberg, Jessica J. Luke, Eileen D. Tomczuk, Susan Foutz, Nicole Rivera, Lisa Brahms, Kari Ross Nelson, Barbara Hahn, Melissa Swank and Kimberly McKenney. Authors Jessica J. Luke, Eileen D. … Read More

Working together to advance accessibility 

Over the past year, MER and Taylor & Francis, the publisher of the Journal of Museum Education (JME) and a number of other journals from the heritage sector, have worked to make our organizations, products, and services more accessible for people with disabilities.  Our shared product, the JME, has served as a catalyst for us to collaborate on these efforts.  … Read More

How Many Calls to Accessibility Action Do We Need?

 “…they will not feel welcome if they discover that their basic needs have been overlooked.”  “In all projects we worked with handicapped people, so that we would meet their needs and their wishes.” “Merely hiring an interpreter does not resolve all barrier problems.” “…get acquainted with the local handicapped community and agencies which serve it by forming an advisory committee.” … Read More