To Pay or Not to Pay: A 2013-14 Study of Museum Practice

Recently, five museum professionals took it upon themselves to conduct a survey of museums and the issue of paid vs unpaid educators. These intrepid professionals were Jeanne Hoel, The Museum of Contemporary Art, LA; Barbara Bassett, Philadelphia Museum of Art; Sheila McGuire, Minneapolis Institute of Arts; and April Oswald, Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute. Jeanne shared the findings…

Schools and Museums: Interview with Cindy Foley and Caitlin Lynch

The Columbus Museum of Art has spent the last seven years rethinking the museum’s value and the visitor experience. Much of this work is documented in the July 2014 issue of the Journal of Museum Education. Rethinking value and visitor experience has led museum staff to reconsider school programs, including the field trip. Cindy Foley is the Executive Assistant Director…

Putting the Learner First

This is the third guest post in the Schools and Museums series. It grew out of a comment that Brian posted on LinkedIn, in response to this series. Brian Hogarth is Director of the Leadership in Museum Education program at Bank Street College in New York City. He has held Education Director positions at the…