Museum Visions: A Blog Space

Looking Inward

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.

Annual Letter from the President

This letter has given me the opportunity to pause and reflect on what seminal Black feminist educator, author, and activist bell hooks described as “imperialist white-supremacist capitalist patriarchy” (hooks, 2004, 17), the interlocking systems of oppression that are exposed most clearly during historical and contemporary events involving settler colonialism, genocide, and resource extraction. When our consciousness is raised to these … Read More

A Conversation About “In The Unrest of Implication: Museum Education Methods in Atmospheres of Scandalization

Editors Note: Part of our commitment to making the Journal of Museum Education accessible is to provide free access to one article per issue, supported by our partnership with our publisher, Taylor & Francis. For the JME issue 48.3, It’s All Fake, Honestly!, our board selected the article “In the Unrest of Implication: Museum Education Methods in the Atmospheres of … Read More

FY2023 Annual Report Now Available

The Museum Education Roundtable is pleased to share the FY2023 Annual Report. The Board of Directors have worked incredibly hard 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 FY2023 President, Michelle Dezember, highlights MER’s accomplishments … Read More

Meeting the Directors: Adria Brown

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. Adria Brown (she/her/hers) is the Associate Educator, Docent Program and Gallery Teaching at the Saint Louis Art Museum. She is a community … Read More

Meeting the Directors: Asami Robledo-Allen Yamamoto

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. Asami Robledo-Allen Yamamoto (she/her/ella) is the Project Manager for Latinos in Heritage Conservation. Previously, she served as the Community and Bilingual Program … Read More

Meeting the Directors: Hazel Theriault

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.   Hazel Theriault (she/her) is a museum professional passionate about inclusivity, authentic community, and science communication. She is an experienced leader, developing … Read More

Board Service: A Closer Look

It is recruitment season once again here at Museum Education Roundtable! If you are considering board service (and we hope you are!) you might be wondering: But what is board service actually like? We chat with MER Co-Vice President Adria Brown and Chair of the Recruitment Task Force to learn more. How did you first connect with Museum Education Roundtable? … Read More

Meeting the Directors: Sarah Bloom

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.   Sarah Bloom (she/her)recently joined the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Discovery Center as the Sr. Officer for … Read More