An Intern's Experience

I wanted to share one of our intern's experience with the community. After…


Managing the Hands-On Collection

We all know that hands-on learning opportunities are engaging, and result in…


Do History Museums Still Need Objects? I'm Not Sure

I’ve been pondering the central question of Rainey Tisdale’s article (“Do…


The Immortal Museum

Let's face it. Death is inevitable. While science works to increase the human…


"Rethinking the Rembrandt Rule" Meets the Real World

In his 2007 piece Rethinking the Rembrandt Rule, Jim Vaughan put forward the…


Back to Basics

National Museum of Ireland I recently had the wonderful opportunity to visit…


“… or a building full of old stuff” – Part IV

The school tours are the biggest yearly program for the museum. The museum…


StEPs to Deaccessioning Education

We’ve all been there…that moment when you find something truly strange hidden…


“… Or a building full of old stuff” – Part II

By the way, we still have the “vintage” olive oil can, but it’s now in a back…


“… or a building full of old stuff.”

The blog below is the first of several postings by Gene Bering. I asked him to…