Category: Museums

Daily History Byte: In pictures: Romans and their dead

The Museum of London Docklands will be opening an exhibit this May about the Romans of Londinium and their beliefs and practices about death and life after death. An exhibition exploring how Romans treated their dead is to open in London. Take a closer look at some of the artefacts on display… Source: In pictures:

Lord of the Rings/The Hobbit Museum in the Works?

If you are a fan of The Lord of the Rings films, you might be glad to know that a museum dedicated to The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit is a distinct possibility in Wellington, New Zealand. According to, a deal may have been reached where a museum will be opened in

The Importance of Being Earnest: Entering the Museum Field, Part Two

In my last post on entering the museum field, I discussed the trends of library, archives, and museum studies education/training as diverging paths rather than integrating ones, based upon an article by J. Trant. Also, I included my own personal experiences in the greater Milwaukee area and my own struggles with choosing graduate programs to

The Importance of Being Earnest: Entering the Museum Field, Part One

Yep, it’s another two- or three-entry post, this time about entering the museum field. I’ve been doing research and gathering information about the museum field and education paths since the end of my freshman year in college. One would think it’s a simple matter of getting a master’s degree in history or museum studies and