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.

An Annotated Bibliography: There are Different Suns

Editor’s Note: In Orlando Serrano Jr’s article, There are Different Suns, he shares animating ideas and frameworks shaping the work of making the new Center for Restorative History at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. The article and Serrano’s lineage of thought are broad and, importantly, shaped by many sources beyond museum or education literature alone. We asked him … Read More

MAKE AN IMPACT ON GIVING TUESDAY WITH MER!

We invite you to support the Museum Education Roundtable on Giving Tuesday! Your involvement can make a meaningful impact on the field of museum education, and there are three primary ways you can contribute. Make a Donation Donations to MER support the publication of the Journal of Museum Education (JME) and continued research in the field, encourages advocacy and leadership, … 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

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

MER Responds: Anti-Asian Violence

March 19, 2021 The Museum Education Roundtable mourns Soon Chung Park, Hyun Jung Grant, Suncha Kim, Yong Ae Yue, Delaina Ashley Yaun, Paul Andre Michels, Xiaojie Tan, and Daoyou Fen, who were murdered in Atlanta this week – six of whom were Asian women.  We stand in solidarity with those who have experienced and resisted anti-Asian racism, misogyny, and violence. … Read More

MER’S THIRD ANNUAL EXCELLENCE IN WRITING AWARDS

The Museum Education Roundtable (MER) is proud to announce the 2019 recipients of the annual Awards for Writing Excellence for the Journal of Museum Education: Carissa DiCindio, Bryan L. Davis, Ariel Goldberg, Jessica J. Luke, Eileen D. Tomczuk, Susan Foutz, Nicole Rivera, Lisa Brahms, Kari Ross Nelson, Barbara Hahn, Melissa Swank and Kimberly McKenney. Authors Jessica J. Luke, Eileen D. … Read More