Category Archives: Museum Musings

Museum Musings: It’s August, Dinah…

Last Wednesday I ate lunch with my friend Dinah who works in the publications department at the Museum. We always eat outside in the garden, this time we sat in my favorite spot under the trees. Half way through lunch … Continue reading

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How does one speak to a ghost?

Like most public places in the United States these days, all the employees of the Museum have to wear the official photo I.D hanging from a lanyard round our necks. Lanyards are commonly used to display badges for identification, where security … Continue reading

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Museum Musings: the crowds poured in from Patagonia, Siberia and India

If you wonder why I haven’t posted much recently it’s because we are having one of the busiest summer seasons at the Museum, and I come home too exhausted to write. I served:  a beautiful young woman whose Visa card … Continue reading

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Museum Musings: Summer busy

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Can you be invisible at the Museum?

I’m once again so backlogged with numerous museum stories, that I could easily fill a month of posts. I could, but I won’t. I know how hard it is to keep on top of all the reading that’s required of … Continue reading

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Museum Musings: shopping, shoes, Singapore, and a pair of spectacles.

What does one do at a Museum? Shop. What is the most popular item women buy for themselves? Scarves. What is the most popular gift to take back home? Scarves.  My favorite tee-shirt during the busy Easter season: YOU BET … Continue reading

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Poetry: “In Yagodnoe Camp” by Mark Sealey

We have a biennale exhibition at the Museum where the art on view has been created by us, the employees, docents and volunteers who work at the Museum. It’s known as the “Underground” because the oils, acrylics, prints, photographs, collages are hung … Continue reading

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Ghosts in the museum?

I’ll ‘fess up with a full disclosure up front: I need a cup of coffee in the afternoon. On busy days at the Museum I can easily spend my fifteen minute recess waiting in line at the coffee cart just … Continue reading

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Museum Musings: People, People, People …

It’s been many weeks since I shared a story about the museum. This post is about some of the people I’ve met in the past three months: the other Anne Frank (middle-aged from Laguna Beach) Professor Igor Kennaway from London. … Continue reading

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Museum Musings: Valentine’s Day at the Museum

“Where’s the photography exhibition?” a middle-aged American couple asked me.  I’d noticed them earlier because they were wearing shorts, even though yesterday was a chilly, windy day.  Before they walked away she turned to me and said, “I love your … Continue reading

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