Hello, all. Since the last post in July I’ve stayed fairly busy in the field with an array of professional development opportunities and professional changes.
In July I was fortunate to attend the Association of Midwest Museums Conference in Madison, Wisconsin. Thanks to a conference and travel scholarship from the AMM, I was able to partake in a range of engaging panels on volunteer management, public programming, community partnerships, and much more. I was even able to meet up with some Historical Administration alumni and faculty. It was a great conference, and I was reminded how Madison is a wonderful city!
In August my position with the Illinois State Museum came to a close, and I accepted a new opportunity as Museum Educator with the Museum of Discovery in Little Rock, Arkansas. More on this exciting transition later!
On an unrelated note –
One thing I’m very excited about is the much-anticipated opening of The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes, due to open in October at the Oregon Museum of Science & Industry. This traveling exhibition will highlight the science behind the master of deduction’s crime solving skills, include period dioramas, and feature artifacts and props from popular depictions of the great detective. Needless to say, I’m excited.
Anyone want to fly me out to Portland?