Museum Visions: A Blog Space

Aubrey Beam

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.

Meeting the Directors: Alexandra Morris

As we begin 2023, MER would like to spend some time celebrating the wonderful people that we have the opportunity to work with. We asked each director to answer a series of questions to allow us to get to know them better. Alexandra F. Morris (she/her) is an Egyptologist and disability activist. She recently was awarded her PhD in history … Read More

Letter from the President

November 2022 Autumn and early winter is my favorite times of year because of how it makes visible natural cycles of transition. However, adjusting to changing temperatures and hours of sunlight is not always easy, and, much like any change, can take time, effort, and grace to enact. The Museum Education Roundtable (MER) exists as a gathering space of practitioners … Read More

MER’s FY2022 Annual Report

The Museum Education Roundtable is happy to share its first annual report. This last year, like many others, our directors have done their best to follow the organization’s mission of inspiring innovative thinking for the field through engagement with scholarly and practice-based content explored in the Journal of Museum Education. The annual review features a letter from FY2022 President, Naomi Ostwald-Kawamura, … Read More

Collaborations: Notes from the Field

As a complement to JME 47.3 Collaborations: Notes from the Field, we are pleased to share this blog post by the guest editors Auni Gelles, Beth Maloney, Alexandra F. Morris, and Wade Berger. The Covid-19 pandemic led to a rethinking of society, and has also led to new partnerships which otherwise may have never occurred. This was reflected both inside … Read More

Radical Reimaginings In Museum Education

As a complement to JME 47.1: Radical Reimaginings in Museum Education, we are pleased to share this blog post by the guest editors Wendy Ng, Audrey Hudson, and Jaclyn Roessel. The calls to action and ongoing efforts to decolonize museums on Turtle Island (1), also known as North America, have been imagined, led, and sustained by Indigenous, Black, racialized and … Read More

Documenting Museum Education during Intersecting Pandemics

As a complement to JME 46.4: Snapshot: Documenting Museum Education During Intersecting Pandemics, we are pleased to share this blog post by the guest editors Paula Santos, Kimberly H. McCray, Gwendolyn Fernandez, and Amanda Thompson Rundahl.  Remember when we thought the disruptions of the pandemic would last a few weeks or maybe a few months, at most? Museum educators said … Read More

Board Service: A Closer Look

  It is recruitment season once again here at Museum Education Roundtable, and we are excited to see board applications rolling in. But what is board service actually like? We chat with MER co-treasurer Rebecca Ljungren (left) and co-vice president Michelle Dezember (right) to learn more. How did you first connect with Museum Education Roundtable? RL: My first experience with … Read More

Letter from MER President

As 2021 comes to a close, the Museum Education Roundtable is ready to head into the new year during a moment of change for the organization. Our long-time Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Museum Education (JME), Cynthia Robinson has announced her retirement from her role. Through her decade-long tenure with the JME, Cynthia has supported the journal’s evolution, overseeing 39 … Read More