"Rethinking the Rembrandt Rule" Meets the Real World

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


A Parent By Any Other Name….Part 1

Museums have all sorts of parent organizations. State, county, and municipal…


Back to Basics

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


Attracting Latino Audiences: What Are You Doing?

The Latino population in the United States is growing at a rapid pace, but…


Small Museums, Big Impact!

At AASLH’s 2010 Annual Meeting in Oklahoma City, Small Museums Committee (SMC)…


Exhibit Label Basics

Museums are about teaching and learning in different ways.  People learn at…


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

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


"... or a building full of old stuff" – Part III

Over time it became clear that we could use a little help. We’re in a town of…


Smell: A Catalyst for Conversation

Good, bad, and ugly, all of us have strong memories tied to smell (sadly, the…


“… 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…