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.

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

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