Monthly Archives: October 2015

The Public Matters

The paradigm shift of museums has changed the focus from collections and conservation, to educational programming and community engagement. What exactly does this mean for museums as we have come to know them? Many museum directors are now realizing that their … Continue reading

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Past, Present, and Future: Museums and the Public

We live in an exciting world where museums are changing more than ever.  Advances in technology, communication and interpretation practices are shaking up a relatively slow moving field.  Through these changes museums must remember their purpose: serving the public.  I … Continue reading

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A Museum In Mid-Shift

The museum field is slowly changing. Institutions are working to become more inclusive of race, class, gender, and ability. One such changing museum is the Delaware Historical Society. Recently, DHS has been revising its programs and renovating its facilities, trying … Continue reading

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The Museum Metamorphosis

Ask any museum professional and they will tell you that the museum you see today is not your grandfather’s museum. Over the last century or so, the museum as an institution has seen a massive paradigm shift from a focus … Continue reading

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