Saturday, 30 July 2016




July has flown past and it’s hard to believe that it is already time for me to announce Musings’ annual summer hiatus. Our contributing editors have been hard at work this summer at their respective internships and researching and writing articles. The month of August will be a much needed break to relax because the new school year is just around the corner.

Eating popsicles outside the ROM. Because you can't eat them in the museum. You can find more about the relationship between food and museums here. (Photo by author)

This summer’s writers have produced an astounding variety of articles bringing attention to trends, issues and events in the museum industry. But we couldn’t have done it without our wonderful readers! Your engagement has made this blog such a wonderful and supportive platform for our writers. I’m proud to say that we’ve had an amazing summer season full of thoughtful comments from readers on both our Twitter and Facebook pages. Below are just a few highlights of some of the articles we published this summer:

1. An assortment of Museum Mysteries for your summer reading pleasure.

2. Whether you're starving for knowledge or just plain hungry,  check out the Grad School Guide to places to eat on campus.

3. If you are feeling fashionable, here's a museological take on the annual Met Gala.

4. A collection of museum podcasts for those long summer roadtrips.

I’d like to take a moment to welcome the incoming class of 2018. I’m looking forward to meeting you all. Next September, Musings will be returning with a new crop of writers and a full schedule. Our returning writers already have some plans in place for some of the exciting content to be introduced in September. New students interested in writing for Musings please look out for the call for new contributors during orientation in September. I hope you all have a wonderful summer vacation and I invite you to follow us on Facebook and Twitter to be the first to know when we return in the autumn with more Musings.

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