Constructing connections: A museological approach to blogging

January 1st, 2007 | RESEARCH

Museums are blogging. At this writing, over 50 museum-administered blogs exist worldwide, while still more write about museums. Some blogs even focus their content specifically on the topic of museum blogging. However, museum blogging is still largely untouched in accessible professional or museological literature, save for articles on how museums can begin blogging and strategies they can employ to boost the visibility of their blog online. While useful, these articles fall under museum practice and rarely acknowledge museum theory. From a museological perspective, it is important to understand why museums do what they do, not simply how they do it. Museology, the study of museums, is a nascent discipline. It is the role of museology to offer scholarly criticism to the practice of museums.


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Lynn Bethke, Author, University of Washington

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Audience: General Public | Museum | ISE Professionals
Discipline: Computing and information science | Education and learning science | Technology
Resource Type: Research Products | Thesis
Environment Type: Media and Technology | Museum and Science Center Programs | Public Programs | Websites | Mobile Apps | Online Media