Carly Cuifo and I are organizing an Active History theme week about museums! I am super excited about this upcoming series of blog posts and thrilled with the responses we have received so far. Details about the theme week are below:
Active History is organizing a 2019 theme week around museums and museums practice. Modeled after the 2017 Archives Theme Week this series aims to expand the conversation between historians and museum professionals while highlighting the unique work undertaken in museums.
Blog posts are welcomed on a range of topics including (but not limited to):
- How do museums actually work? — eg. collection development, exhibit development, research, etc.
- How are museums places of scholarship and research? (This could be theory based or based on an institutional example)
- How are museums changing their practices to meet the needs of their patrons (either digitally or on site)?
- Decolonizing museums
- Case Study examples of community partnerships within museums
Active History posts are between 700 and 1500 words, avoid jargon, use hyperlinks over footnotes, and we encourage the use of images to illustrate posts. We also ask that the style of writing is accessible to a wide audience. Draft posts are due by February 15, 2019.
Questions and pitches can be directed to series editors Krista McCracken and Carly Cuifo at firstname.lastname@example.org