The End of Hiatus and Update

MMR is coming back.

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It has been a year since I started the full-time, 14-month position in Minnesota which has been awesome to spend longer than nine months in one position and working only one job. However, this, combined with applying to graduate schools, has meant that I have let this blog become stagnant.

 

I am going to work on changing that.

 

In the coming months, my highest priority is updating all of the reviews that are currently live and finally posting about the AAMG conference, which, even months later, was still one of the highlights of my summer. I am still working with the National Emerging Museum Professionals Network on a related project and that is making slow progress; there’s just so much to do!

Keep an eye out for updated blog posts and some new reviews. If you have yet to see your program listed and have not already, please, fill out the survey, it will stay open! If you want to be featured in an interview, get in touch, we can exchange emails so you can take your time and I can’t misquote. I am also always happy to talk to program directors or coordinators to add more perspectives to these reviews.

Thank you to all of those who have filled out the survey, been interviewed, attended the session at AAMG or otherwise supported this project. It’s already been a ride and I’m just getting started.

 

For the love of museums,

Sarah

New Project

Introducing a new survey and project created partnership with NEMPN.

It’s been quiet here at Museum Masters Review for a few reasons, one of which is that I’m beginning work on a new project with the National Emerging Museum Professionals Network (NEMPN). We are working together to start a critical discussion about Museum Studies programs and are seeking input from everyone who wants to be involved in that process including the universities and programs.

Our first step is this survey. We want to know what Museum Professionals think is important when attending Museum Studies programs.  We have listed various aspects and space to add other factors that are critical to a graduate program that we didn’t mention. If you are considering a museum studies program, are a current student, or an alumni, we want your input. If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, please contact me or the president of NEMPN, Michelle Epps.

Quick Update

Thank you everyone for the responses and support! I’m excited to have so many and please keep them coming. I plan on covering at least a program per week and featuring alumni and possibly current students from the program. I will also be updating previous posts as I receive more responses. I will be posting about the graduate program at George Washington University this Friday, so stay tuned!

First blog post

I found something the internet seems to be lacking.

Here’s the quick story.

I have graduated from undergrad and am working on getting my museum career off the ground. The more I look for and apply (and apply and apply) to jobs, the more I realize graduate school would not be such a bad idea.

My next step takes me to Google as I attempt to find reviews of museum programs or programs rated by reputable sources (or people with plenty of opinions). What I find is not a lot, especially compared to what one finds for MBA programs, for instance. I found something the internet seems to be lacking.

I love making informed decisions, which isn’t difficult if you have time or know exactly what you’re looking for. I’m making this site to attempt to make that process easier.

My goal is to bring together a semi-standardized review of different museum programs offered in the United States and abroad. In addition, I hope to supply a few narrative/interview-like posts written by individuals who have attended the reviewed programs to get their personal experiences in the program.

To begin, there is a survey you are more than welcome to fill out that should be fairly quick and definitely painless.

You should contact me if:

  • something is wrong with the survey
  • you would like to be one of the first interviewees
  • have any questions at all