Thursday, September 30, 2010

Museum Daily #5

Now for something completely different. Today's shot is from a concert I attended this morning at one of the local middle schools. The museum where I work is collaborating with a local musical group to teach middle students how to understand music & history and how the two can be related. A concert in a cafeteria - not a bad way to start your morning!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Museum Daily #4

I'm cheating a bit today, as I did not take the photo myself. However, it was a busy day, capped by staying late for an evening lecture, and this is the best I can do. See the great 17th century kitchen in the photo? I locked and alarmed that house this afternoon. :)

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Museum Daily #3

For today's photo, we have a shot of the flags of various empires (French, British, etc.) that flew in New England at various times in the 17th and 18th centuries. They're currently hung in an exhibit that looks at a particular town in the period from 1640-1770.

I've noticed that these early years often get lost in the teaching of history, as many local historical narratives go right from early settlement to that town's role in the Revolution. However, there were a number of significant events during this time, both on the European continent and here in North America. "Remember the mid-17th to mid-18th century!" isn't a very catchy motto, though. ;)

Monday, September 27, 2010

Rainy Monday

Reader, I swear I did not lie to you! I came home on Friday, all ready to post the second of my "museum work dailies" (might tweak that title) and my dog had chewed my internet cord! I know, I know - it sounds like an excuse. My dog ate my homework, etc., etc. However, it's true and I'm sorry.

At any rate, since today was a rainy, rather gloomy day at one of the museums where I work, I thought I'd post a photo from last week, on a sunnier day. It features the windows of an 19th century carriage barn. Enjoy!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Neglect & A Gimmick

Did anyone see that tumbleweed go by? As you may have noticed, it's been very quiet around here lately. I've had a lot of things going on in my personal life this summer that have made it hard to keep up with professional writing. BUT. I've decided to jump back in with a fun idea.

I work at three different museums. Between them, I'm at some kind of historic site every working day (which sometimes includes the weekends). I see and work around all kinds of interesting historical objects - from small items to buildings - all the time.

So, without necessarily revealing where I work (still pondering whether that's a good idea), I'll be posting a photo every working day of "life in museums." Sometimes, they'll be intellectually compelling - sometimes, they'll be silly. Hopefully, they will all be somewhat interesting!

The first one - is just silly. Here is a portrait, thinking about a portrait, using the mosaic mode on my new phone's camera.