Museum Visions: A Blog Space

2021

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.

CreatiVets Veteran Art Program in Partnership with the Dallas Museum of Art

Not only is Texas the second-largest state, it is also home to the second-largest veteran community in the country. As of 2018, more than 1.5 million veterans live in Texas, with approximately a quarter residing in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. The transition to civilian life can be difficult, especially for those coping with service-related trauma. Artistic expression is particularly effective … Read More

Practitioners as Scholars: 2021 Summer Writing Workshop

Write for the Journal of Museum Education! Calling all museum professionals, practitioners, and emerging museum scholars! Have you wanted to write about your practice for a peer-reviewed journal but aren’t sure how? Do you have an idea that you’d be interested in workshopping and developing into a publishable article? If so, please submit an application to join us this summer … Read More

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