In Support of Idiosyncrasy

Museum 2.0

The institutions that seem most prey to a "cookie cutter" approach are science centers and children's museums. Funders like the NSF have encouraged science centers in particular to share their techniques and evaluations, which is fabulous but also leads to rampant and sometimes unthinking imitation. The best children's and science museums are deeply community-interrelated, often in ways that are hard to discern from the exhibits when experiencing them casually.

The Truth about Bilingual Interpretation: Guest Post by Steve Yalowitz

Museum 2.0

With Spanish labels available, adults were able to facilitate, guiding the conversations and interactions, showing their children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews where to focus and how to interact. Adults who were previously dependent on their children could now take the lead as confident facilitators. You know those research studies that make you want to immediately change your practice in some way?

Faith Ringgold: 30 Years of Art-Making and Activism and Video Clip on Women Artists

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

She has created sculpture, mosaics, paintings, stories, and children's stories and coloring books. The coloring book, How the People Became Color Blind , was a series of sketches and a children's story that teachers have used all over the country. She shared some of her paintings, inspired by seeing the different work that children all over the world has done and read from the story. (I