Reflection: Start a Conversation

Throughout this semester we have covered a large array of topics. In all of our discussions we continually returned to the same conclusion; discussion is necessary to finding solutions to the issues discussed in class. This past week we covered two topics, disability history and the heroin issues both in our country and internationally. Both […]

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Autism in the Museum: A Case Study of the BEST Program at the Museum of Science-Boston

Knowledge and awareness of Autism Spectrum Disorders continues be on the rise. The United States measures the incidence at 1 in 68 children now, up from 1 in 150 in 2000 [1]. Museums are beginning to do their part by creating programming specifically designed to suit the needs of children, and families of children with […]

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Two Sides of the Same Coin

On our recent field trip, I tried to be especially conscious of the museums we visited as they relate to each other and New York City. From the visitor perspective it feels advantageous to live in a city with many cultural institutions allowing you to see many different stories presented and even the possibility of […]

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Space and Place

  “‘I like this museum. It’s good to feel you’re part of something. A lot of times I go into different museums and enjoy the items on display but there’s an empty feeling. This place gives you a chance to feel history.’” [1] This quote from From Storefront to Monument: Tracing the Public History of […]

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