Credit: Nikopol_TOPublic Historians work in a range of positions within and outside the heritage sector. Public historians can be found in museums, archives, libraries, academic institutions, corporations, not-for-profits, the film industry, research firms, and other organizations.In the United States the National Council on Public History is an active professional organization that represents, offers services to, … Continue reading Canadian Public History: Where Art Thou?
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
The dream of a Canadian Portrait Gallery has died, possibly for good. Following the creation of the Gallery in 2001, the Gallery has faced a number of challenges including a lack of an institution. However, despite this lack of permanent building the Gallery managed to stage exhibitions at both the Museum of Nature and the … Continue reading The Portrait Gallery that never was.
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