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  • Pam Schwartz 12:32 am on September 17, 2011 Permalink
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    Resources – Blogs as Procrastination 

    I chose three different blogs as my resources because first of all they are constantly updated resources they aren’t a one time go like a book, and secondly they make a great (but useful!) procrastination tool during times of too much homework.

    1.) Know Your Bone http://colleendilen.com/
    Colleen keeps an interesting blog and though it’s not just centered on museums, it is centered on non-profits and engaging communities through social media and understanding today’s variety of demographics. If you’re bored some night her archive of blogs is definitely worth a go through.

    2.) Thinking About Exhibits http://exhibitdev.wordpress.com/
    Ed is a firm believer in informal learning and has been in our business for many years, He is always writing with interesting ideas or at the very least with very good insight.

    3.) Center for the Future of Museums http://futureofmuseums.blogspot.com/
    The CFM is an offshoot of AAM and their blog never ceases to get my brain going and thinking about the future of museums, I guess that’s fitting right?

    4) Exhibit Files http://www.exhibitfiles.org/blog/
    I’m definitely an exhibitions person and maybe that’s why I love this one but it’s a community blog for designers and developers.

    Lastly, I’m including two links to somewhat defunct blogs that WERE/ARE super relevant to us as emerging professionals. Unfortunately, nobody has written on them in a while but the post archive includes a lot of really great posts about trying to be an emerging museum professional. Maybe I’ll see if I can contact somebody about restarting these blogs.

  • klparman 7:13 pm on September 16, 2011 Permalink
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    AAM-Emerging Museum Professionals


    AAM has created a network for professionals who have been in the field for less than 10 years. This site not only connects emerging professionals with each other, but provides quality resources and opportunities for professional development from this well-respected organization. One of the best tools I found was the regional groups, which are quite geographically quite large and sometimes limiting. Either way, it would be useful to network with young professionals who I could relate with in my own area. They also have a mailing list, listserv, and Facebook for more up-to-date regional information.



    While this site is not museum specific, it helps many emerging museum professionals find jobs and internships in the field. Idealist has internships listed all over the United States and abroad, so it is easy to find an internship in your own area. Idealist has internships for all education levels and specific interests. Many emerging museum professionals are not set on what exactly they want to do in museums, so multiple and diverse internships are great for self-discovery and professional development and idealist is a great tool.



    Museum-Ed is a discussion list for those interested in museum education. It is exciting to be able to connect with already established museum educators and have the ability to join in many conversations. This site also features relevant research, reports, links to blogs and sample educational programming. Like the AAM emerging museum professionals website, Museum-Ed includes professional development opportunities like webinars and workshops. They also have Facebook and Twitter accounts for the most up-to-date information.

    • chrislarry 2:37 am on September 17, 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Museum Ed is a great resource for museum educators. The listserve is a great place to hear about jobs.

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