It's been a while since our last post, but now that school has once again started it's back at it! The first in a series of posts where I try to catch up on all the events we had at the end of last semester is going to be focused on our department's recent trip to NEMA, the New England Museum Association. Professor Kathryn Edney, Karen Dropps, one of our 2014 graduates, myself, and our director, Dr. Raffaele Florio, attended the event.
Karen had this to say about the conference:
- Back in November, I attended the NEMA annual conference in Cambridge, Massachusetts with several other members of the Heritage Studies department. The conference was a three day gathering of over 1300 members of the museum field in New England. I attended sessions on many subjects including, interactive exhibits, integrating core curriculum into exhibits, and graduate schools. Overall it was a great few days in which I know I learned many new things and made some great new connections. At our table, many interested participants were eager to learn more about our program at Regis College, and hopefully they may be members of the department in the future.
The view of our conference bright and (super) early