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Museum Studies

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List of Museum Blogs

Blogs Related to Museums and Museum Studies

AASLH Blog – From the American Association for State and Local History. Their primary focus is on history professionals, history volunteers, museums, historical societies, and other history-related organizations and public history professionals.

Art Museum Teaching - Reflections on teaching, learning, and experimental practice in art museum education.

Center for the Future of Museums Blog – Produced under the auspices of the America Alliance of Museums.

ExhibiTricks - Useful information and resources for museum exhibition design and exhibit development.

History@Work – Produced by the National Council on Public History.

International Coalition of Sites of Conscience Blog – Founded in 1999 with over 300 members in 65 countries, dedicated to preserving sites of conscience.

Material World – From the University College, London.  Focused on material and visual culture.

Museum 2.0 - Visitor engagement, education, and exhibit design.

Museum Next – Blog produced by MuseumNext, a company that produces museum-focused events internationally.

Museum Notes - Blog connecting museum thinkers, practitioners, and supporters.  Produced by the director at Vergeront Museum Planning based in Minneapolis, MN.

Museum of the Future - Jasper Visser, a senior partner at the consultancy boutique VISSCH+STAM, writes about museums and culture in times of technological and social change.

Museum Questions - Dedicated to questions about museums and the ongoing challenge of creating a thoughtful, reflective practice.

Museums & Collections Blog – From University College, London.

Sustainable Museums – Requires email registration.

The Incluseum – Dedicated to advancing new ways of being a museum through dialogue, community building and collaborative practice related to inclusion in museums.

The Uncatalogued Museum –  Focuses on museum practices.

Thinking About Museums – Requires email registration.

Tincture of Museum – Focuses on museums, volunteer work, and autism in museums.

Exemplary Museum Blogs (and what makes them exemplary) Selected by Nick Faber for

              Blogs with a magazine approach

Circa –  North Carolina Museum of Art (Image-rich)

The Iris – J. Paul Getty Museum (Branding and logo)

Beyond Bones – Houston Museum of Natural Science (Featured articles and “Editor’s Picks”

National Museum of African-American History and Culture – (Readable format and tweetable quotes)

Stories – Wellcome Collection (Media-rich articles and serialized stories)

              Thematic blogs

Animal Keeper – Museum of Life & Science

Nature Watch – Museum of Life & Science

Blogs – Metropolitan Museum of Art (rotating themes)

Photo of the Week – Brooklyn Historical Society

Object of the Week – Seattle Art Museum

Blogs – New York Historical Society (rotating themes)

              Cross-Linking blogs

Behind the Glass – Corning Museum of Glass (links directly to their online collection)

Stories – The Jewish Museum (links to featured objects)

Discover More – National Baseball Hall of Fame (connects players and their stories)

Blog – Minneapolis Institute of Art (curating the permanent collection online)

Medium – High Museum of Art (enriching stories with videos and collection links)

              Reliably Active blogs

Object of the Week – Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Blog – Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art (1-2 posts per week)

Blog – Peabody Essex Museum (weekly stories about objects, artists, and community)

Verso – Huntington Library, Art Museum & Botanical Collections (new posts every Wednesday)

Unframed -  Los Angeles County Museum of Art (an ‘almost infinite grid’ of current articles)