Category Archives: Aam

AAM Rundown 7: The Museum as Prototype

Rube Goldberg Machine

We’re nearing the end of my AAM series… only a few more interviews and session recaps to go! This one was one of my favorite sessions at AAM, and I’ve been holding off writing about it out of fear that I won’t do it justice. But as the walrus said, the time has come to Continue Reading →

AAM Rundown 6: An Interview with Harriet Lynn

Harriet Lynn

This next interviewee was my roommate for AAM2012, and I just have to take the time to make a quick plug in favor of finding a roommate for future AAM meetings. The conference is expensive (as my supporters know), but you can minimize the dent in your wallet by splitting the cost of one of Continue Reading →

AAM Rundown 5: Media and Technology MUSE Awards

AAM's media and technology MUSE awards

This year was the 23rd Annual MUSE Awards, brought to you by AAM’s Media and Technology committee. You can read about all the various nominees, honorees and winners in more detail at the actual MUSE homepage, but I thought I’d take the opportunity to comment on the ones that I thought sounded the coolest. Audio Continue Reading →

AAM Rundown 4: Narrative as a Platform for Public Engagement

"Follow the North Star" experience at Conner Prairie

I am a huge proponent of storytelling. It’s why I became a film major, and it’s why I went the museum route with my interest in science education. One of my favorite speeches is Robert Krulwich’s commencement address to the California Institute of Technology, titled “Tell Me A Story“. You can go check it out Continue Reading →

AAM Rundown 3: A Conversation with Kevin Sayama

Kevin Sayama from C&G Partners

A number of lovely, generous people in my life donated money to help get me to AAM this year. I promised that I would report back about the sessions I attended, as well as interview fellow attendees, as a way of showing just what they helped pay for. It also allows for some vicarious AAM Continue Reading →

AAM Rundown 2: 75 Ways to Connect in 75 Minutes

example of crowdsourcing and visitor participation

I have to admit, I missed some of this session because I tried attending another one. “An Update on Art and Science Collaborative Approaches” sounded like it had a lot of potential, especially for someone like me who loves both art and science. Unfortunately, it wasn’t as inspiring as I had hoped it would be. Continue Reading →

AAM Rundown: Effectively Using Evaluation Data

Minneapolis Convention Center

Hello my lovelies! I’m finally back in Nashville and safely entrenched in front of my computer, so I can start writing up everything that happened. In the next few days I’ll be loading my interviews (some formal, and some informal), the take-aways from the various sessions and workshops, and a couple impressions of Minneapolis museums. Continue Reading →

AAM is finally here!

Or rather, I’m finally here at AAM! The Expo opens tomorrow, but today is already chock-a-block full of activities and meetings. For expample: 11:00-12:45 AAM New Member and First Timers Orientation, where I get to meet other newbies and find out about more of the secret handshakes or some such thing. 1:15-2:30 Sessions. I have Continue Reading →

Juli’s going to the AAM Annual Meeting & Museum Expo

Hand holding a microphone

I meant to update y’all this weekend on my crowd-funding progress, because let me assure you, there was progress! I surpassed my fundraising goal for a grand total of $1020, which means I’ll be doing 10 interviews with museum aficionados, professionals, and students. I’m so grateful to everyone who contributed to the cause and spread the Continue Reading →