The Centre for the Future of Museums blog featured an interesting guest post by AAM staffer Lauren Silberman, entitled "Musarians: The bastard children of museums and libraries." Silberman paints an interesting portrait of a combined Librarian/Museum professional and highlights some of the overlapping interests of both professions. Silberman's post also sparked my thoughts about the … Continue reading Musarians: Libraries, Museums, and Archives
My latest post on Digital Accessibility of Canadian Heritage can be seen over at the Active History site. It focuses on the rise of online history resources designed for the general public, and the changing nature of the online presence of heritage institutions.
Today's #reverb10 prompt is : Moment. Pick one moment during which you felt most alive this year. Describe it in vivid detail (texture, smells, voices, noises, colors).I have adjusted the prompt slightly to include moments where I have felt the most inspired and alive by events relating to history and heritage.One of the most inspiring … Continue reading Inspiring Heritage Moments
The Moulin à Fleur neighbourhood Sudbury located immediately north of the downtown core was one of the first neighbourhoods to develop outside of the original settlement. The most well known landmark in the area is the flour mill which gave the community its name. The mill silos will be 100 this year.This mill has long … Continue reading Built Heritage in Danger: Sudbury’s Flour Mill
A few weeks ago while my parents were visiting me, we made a trip to St. Joseph's Island. Part of this day trip included a visit to Fort St. Joseph. This site was strategically located on coastline of St. Joseph's. The fort was occupied by the British until 1812, when the fort was taken over … Continue reading Exploring Fort St. Joseph
After completing the course work portion of the UWO Public History program, I packed all my bags and moved to Ottawa. I spent the summer working as an intern for The History Group and volunteering at the Canadian Museum of Nature. I enjoyed my time at both organizations, and was able to gain a number … Continue reading Summer Whirlwind
In many of our public history classes earlier this year we examined some of the pros and cons of working at small and big museums. The point most often brought up was that small museums often lack funding to hire many (or any) full-time employees. Conversely, the bureaucratic structure of many large museums does not … Continue reading National vs. Community Museums