Claire Madge leads a double life. She’s a librarian, wife and mum to three children under 10. In her spare time (if such a thing exists) she becomes Tincture of Museum, passionate museum volunteer, advocate of kids in museums and late night blogger. In 2012, when her eldest daughter was diagnosed Autistic she took the … Continue reading
Tag Archives: history
Meet a Museum Blogger: David Mentiply
David Mentiply is a museum blogger based in London. His love of museums and desire to fundraise for a charity close to his heart, led him to organise the Museum Marathon. He has previously worked on a historic ship and volunteered for Britain’s oldest military museum. Do you work in a museum? If not, where … Continue reading
Meet a Museum Blogger: Marcus A. Harshaw, Jr.
Eight years into his career and Marcus A. Harshaw, Jr. is still an emerging museum professional. He started in public program and exhibition experience roles for the Indiana State Museum and now manages the department of Special Programs and Exhibits for Cincinnati Museum Center. A self-proclaimed, museum junkie, Marcus loves to travel visiting as many … Continue reading
Meet a Museum Blogger: Johnna McEntee
Johnna McEntee is an all-around museum-lover, and the Executive Director of the Ohio Museums Association. Equally at home in the gardens of an arboretum, the exhibits of a history museum or the galleries of an art museum, exploring the halls of science centers and visiting animal friends at zoos – and all manner of cultural … Continue reading
AASLH 2012 Debrief
As you may have noticed, I started vlogging (video + blogging = vlogging) from Salt Lake City while attending #AASLH2012. Unfortunately, that lasted all of two days. Why? I spoke at four sessions during the conference and was (still sorta am – long story) working on a white paper deadline. Plus, I ran into quite … Continue reading
Getting Your Foot in the Door
This morning I had the privilege of meeting with a young woman who wants to work in the museum field. She was energetic, passionate, studied history and wanted to discuss my professional background. As I listened to her I thought to myself, “that was me five years ago.” I was a student graduating from the … Continue reading
Interactive Timelines: Fantastic, fun, and free!
The Washington Post has used it to chart the progression of events ranging from the captivity of miners in Chile to the many marriages of Elizabeth Taylor. You can use it to document the milestones of absolutely anything that interests you, and it’s free! It’s dipity. Once you create a free account, you can make … Continue reading