Monthly Archives: December 2009

Ethics in Employee and Museum Collecting

Over the summer I interned in the Collections Department at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. It was an amazing experience and from that I learned many things regarding museum ethics. My first lesson came, unbeknownst to me … Continue reading

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Tweeting for Justice?

Can a tweet confront hatred? Can tagging photos prevent prejudice? Can a Facebook fan page promote human dignity? Can a mobile phone strengthen democracy? These were the questions posed at the December 5, 2009 “Un-Conference” hosted jointly by the United … Continue reading

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Locking Doors or Broadening Minds?

Through successful exhibitions, museums connect objects and ideas to individuals.  It is impossible to fully anticipate audience response.  Yet the importance of positive public reaction is undeniable.  People initially vote with their feet and subsequently vote with funding.  Federally funded … Continue reading

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Damned if You Do, Damned if You Don’t: Community Involvement in Exhibition Development

Reflecting on Gaelic Gotham: A History of the Irish in New York City, an exhibition at the Museum of the City of New York in 1996, curator Jack Salzman stated, “I know there are people who believe that these shows … Continue reading

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