Keep the Conversation Going: How Museums Use Social Media to Engage the Public

Keep the Conversation Going: How Museums Use Social Media to Engage the Public Rachel Gonzalez, MSc The Museum Scholar, Volume 1, Number 1, 2017 Abstract Museums and cultural institutions increasingly use social media to communicate with existing and potential visitors, calling attention to their collections, exhibitions, and events. As social media adapts and new platforms emerge,Continue reading “Keep the Conversation Going: How Museums Use Social Media to Engage the Public”

Museum Sector Policy Deficit: Repatriation from United States Museums

Museum Sector Policy Deficit: Repatriation from United States Museums Caitlin S. Wunderlich, MSc The Museum Scholar, Volume 1, Number 1, 2017 Abstract With a mission to preserve objects in perpetuity, the museum sector grapples with repatriation and the ethical dilemma posed by some objects in museum collections. This dilemma is highlighted, sometimes on the global stage,Continue reading “Museum Sector Policy Deficit: Repatriation from United States Museums”

An Introduction to Museum Accountability

An Introduction to Museum Accountability Katherine R. Groninger, PhD The Museum Scholar, Volume 1, Number 1 (2016) Abstract This article provides a broad overview of the current state of accountability in the British and American museum sectors by defining terminology, exploring the public trust, and contextualizing accountability.   Keywords¬†Museum accountability; third sector; public trust About the Author¬†Dr. Katherine Groninger specializes inContinue reading “An Introduction to Museum Accountability”