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.

Limin-alley: a lockdown art experience in Belfast

As a complement to JME 46.3: International Perspectives: What is Museum Education, we are please to share this article by former MER Board member Margaret Middleton. This article was originally posted on Museums Association on May 18, 2021.  Between the long rows of terraced homes in Belfast run narrow alleys: not-quite-footpath, not-quite-road. Both public and private, they seem to belong … Read More

Dime que me ves: Facilitating bilingual programs for the community

“When museums include diverse voices and perspectives, they will attract new visitors who had previously felt disconnected, intimidated, or confused. The inclusion of LatinX voices, perspectives, and opinions validates our cultural importance, creates a different mindset about culture and values, and invites different ways of seeing and understanding,” (Strategies for Engaging and Representing Latinos in Museums, 2021, p.23) I immigrated … Read More

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