Where Do I Belong? Student Writing in the Museum

Posted by on May 14, 2014 in Classroom, Museum, Writing | One Comment
Where Do I Belong? Student Writing in the Museum

By Danae Hutson—As someone with the ability to lurk around the galleries I have witnessed educators using the unique learning environment of a museum to create amazing gallery writing experiences. Others just seem to fizzle. So what gives? In the learning evaluation of Object Stories—From the Middle, we found that proximity to art objects does […]

Object Stories: From the Middle

Posted by on May 13, 2014 in Classroom, Museum, Object Stories | No Comments
Object Stories: From the Middle

By Danae Hutson—When I stepped into my new job at the Portland Art Museum as the School & Teacher Program Specialist in September 2011, I was tasked with helping create a program that would strengthen the relationship between classroom teachers, students, and the museum around the recently landed Object Stories Initiative. Almost everyone, at every […]