First things first- happy October everyone! Let’s raise a glass to cooler temperatures, fall leaves, and cozy scarves. Now back to our scheduled programing. We do our best. In reality we are busy, and we tell ourselves that the little things we do like recycling is us doing our part to help the world be … More a tid bit on Climate Change & Pollution in Archaeology
I read an article last week about a wall. Archaeologists discovered the earliest known stonewall built in Poland, constructed between 1750 and 1690 BCE on Zyndram Hill. Built by new settlers to the area, the wall and the complex it protected were an architectural feat more similar to that of the Bronze Age Mediterranean rather … More Good Fences Make Good Neighbors
Why is it that when you tell people that you have studied or worked as an archaeologist, that people then proceed to tell you about a distant cousin related to them who dug up a dinosaur? Man that gets me going. I personally have no claim to the title of an ‘archaeologist’. I have had … More Archaeology and Me: a Foot in the Door
Social media is obsessed with throw back Thursdays, so I thought I would write a quick blog throwing it back to my visit to the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana, CA last December. The Bowers is a small city museum that has been accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, and has a range of … More #TBT : The Bowers Museum
SPACE: THE FINAL FRONTIER. THESE ARE THE VOYAGES OF THE STAR SHIP ENTERPRISE…. Okay I better just stop there before I get carried away. I am huge fan of the original star trek series, and watch them frequently. Camp sets, but great acting. All right, back to museums. Are they the final frontier? Everyone who … More Museums: The Final Frontier
Times are logistically difficult for museums at the moment, and priorities concerning their collections management and directly related programs are changing. So let me ask this, should we be realistic or unrealistic about what we want to do with museum collections? My idea for this blog came from a recent short conversation I had on … More Change in Museum Collections: Realistic or Unrealistic?