Category Archives: ALHFAM

The Dreaded Performance Review

Is your institution still stuck in the cycle of the dreaded, annual performance review? I am afraid mine still is, and frankly it’s awful. (I am sure some of my coworkers reading this will rat me out. It’s okay the … Continue reading

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Livestock Care in Museums

Recently a dedicated group of ALHFAM members, primarily from the Farm Professional Interest Group, took the time to develop and/or revise three documents relating to the use of livestock in museum settings. They are: Position statement on the Use of … Continue reading

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#MuseumSelfieDay

It’s #MuseumSelfie Day! Did you know? The times they have a-changed since I started working in museums 20 or so years ago. Back then, “No Photography” signs were the norm (copyright and preservation issues). Then came the “No Flash Photography” … Continue reading

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Guerrilla Volunteer Appreciation

As 2017 starts afresh, many of us are in the position of tallying, tabulating, and filling out end of year reports for 2016. In particular, I’m working on making sure every single one of our volunteer’s hours were tracked and … Continue reading

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A Chair No One Sits On

The article Honest Museum Audio Tour from The New Yorker is a quick read and quite funny.  Having worked in museums my entire adult life and visited countless others, I related to much of the commentary in the author’s made-up … Continue reading

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Making the Most of the Maker Movement

As one of those rapidly aging Baby Boomers, inventing and building things were staples of my childhood. Sure, we had TV (but only one), but Mom would throw us out of the house after a couple of hours of Saturday … Continue reading

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Ideas on Preserving and Sharing Collections

While ALHFAM is not an exhibit-oriented organization, some of its members deal with collections on a daily basis whether it is storage, care, loan or exhibition. Pieces from collections are used as patterns to reproduce that item so that it … Continue reading

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