Why interrupt regularly scheduled programming to blog a new year’s message? There are three reasons that come to mind:
1. To note a hiatus in posting.
The next new Museum Questions post will be on January 5, 2015. In the meantime, if you need something to read, here are a few older posts that you may have missed:
2. To share news and updates.
Museum Questions update: There are two more guests posts in the Schools and Museums series, to be posted the week of January 5th. After that, look for a few analysis posts wrapping up this series. Then posts will likely slow to bi-weekly for a while. But in a few months, look for a new extended exploration – likely on evaluation, gathering feedback, and what makes information useful.
My own update: Beginning on January 5, 2015, I am taking on a new role: Director of the Peoria PlayHouse Children’s Museum. This museum will open to the public in June 2015. I look forward to exploring questions related to opening a new museum, and to children’s museums more generally, on Museum Questions. (How do you create a culture of access and equity in a new museum? How can we measure success in ways other than visitor numbers and income? What is the role of parents in a children’s museum? What do we mean by play?)
3. To wish everyone a Happy New Year, and best wishes for a wonderful 2015!