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writing about talking + talking about writing

October 8, 2012

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I’ve been thinking about blogging and social media lately; about what it means to ‘grow up’ professionally in public, and about what the indiscriminate opportunity to publish – open to anyone, but grasped by relatively few – is doing to our professional dialogue. The longer I think about these issues, the less certain are my […]

Inside/Outside: Criticising museum practice

September 8, 2012

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Given the ostensible parameters and protocols of the call for contributions to this volume, I am given to imagine myself as one of a group of contributors situated “outside” a (museum) “profession” and “looking in,” as a “scholar who has written books about museums but who [is] trained and work[s] in other disciplinary areas.” In […]

Follow up to: a museumgeek-in-residence

August 20, 2012

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Wow! Time flies. I was just looking back over my posts of recent weeks, and realised I had not yet written an update to my post on being a museumgeek-in-residence whilst in the States this November. Eep. When I first came up with the idea of being a museologist-in-residence, I wasn’t absolutely sure that anyone […]

A museumgeek-in-residence?

June 28, 2012

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The cultural sector has a lot of residencies. There are writers-in-residence, artists-in-residence, and even Wikipedians-in-residence. I want to be a museologist-in-residence. In November, I’m heading to the USA for MCN2012. It will be my fourth trip to the States in about twenty months, and I want to make the most of the opportunity of being […]

Hey girl – (S)useum edition

December 25, 2011

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If you are a museum person who is reading this, I am hoping by now that you have seen Hey girl. I love museums. My awesome friend Erica had one of her own images posted on it the other day, and that has kicked off a little Ryan Gosling creativity amongst the other geek gals […]

A (personal) 2011 round up

December 24, 2011

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This time last year, as the days crawled towards the start of 2011, I had very few expectations for what the year would bring. I knew that I’d been accepted for my PhD, and that I’d received a scholarship – and I knew I’d been accepted for Museums and the Web 2011. But little did […]

Back in 5.

November 1, 2011

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It’s been slightly longer between posts for me this month – and it’s a trend that might continue for a couple of weeks. I’m currently in the States for the dual purpose of attending (and being a panelist) at MCN2011 in two weeks; and I’m also spending two weeks at the Museum of Contemporary Art, […]

Money for nothing; or how to win an art prize without making a thing

August 28, 2011

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Regular readers will know that last week I made my first foray into ‘meta-museology’, entering and winning the 2011 UoN Ltd Annual Student Art Prize. This was the first art show I’d ever entered, so to win was super exciting. I missed the actual exhibition opening (stuck on the train from the Powerhouse Museum), so […]

Cracking the social media network

June 22, 2011

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I just noticed that Mashable has declared 30 June as Social Media Day, and asked people to write in and contribute their stories of how social media has changed their life. Their request is a timely one for me, as I had started drafting this post on the same issue a couple of days ago. […]

On creative risks and PhD blogging

June 1, 2011

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Nina Simon has just written a post entitled Empowering Staff to Take Creative Risks in which she asks “What are you willing to risk to pursue your dreams?” It’s a somewhat timely post for me, because I am stuck deliberating on the role of blogging for me in the PhD process. Yesterday I drafted a […]