Behind the Scenes
Digital technology has long been cast as a mere supplement to the in-person museum experience—a set of tools more obtrusive and transient than they are integral and paramount.
Behind the Scenes, Education
With the summer term fast approaching, new interns at the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage may wonder how their experience here will help prepare them for future work experiences.
Long considered austere, labyrinthine institutions, museums are keeping pace in today’s cultural landscape with new educational programming focused squarely on visitors.
In “The Urgency of Empathy and Social Impact in Museums,” Mike Murawski, director of education and public programs at the Portland Art Museum, called on museums to foster dialogue
Behind the Scenes, Foodways
On a low table in the backyard of a home in Voskevaz, Armenia, lay a plate of dried fruit confections. We were invited to help ourselves.
Behind the Scenes, Crafts
Although not a Smithsonian museum, the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage has become the repository for unique, culturally significant objects gifted by participants of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival over the last forty-nine years.