9 December 2017

TO ALL A GOOD NIGHT: MUSINGS HOLIDAY HIATUS

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR

BY: SERENA YPELAAR

Another year gone, another great season of Musings done! It's such a pleasure to be celebrating the end of what was a jam-packed but rewarding term for both the blog and the Master of Museum Studies program in general.

When it comes to celebrating the Musings team's achievements, I'm as giddy as Scrooge on Christmas morning! Source.

This fall season, Musings Contributing Editors published a fantastic array of topics ranging from fun, lighthearted explorations to more grim but necessary discussions in the museum field. If you'd like to catch up on our archive of over 700 articles, Musings has a variety of columns approaching museums from every angle. Here are a few highlights from this past season to start:

Want to get caught up on the latest exhibitions open in the GTA? Exhibition Reviews from Julia and Sadie have you covered, from the ROM's Vikings and Dior exhibitions to the AGO's Guillermo del Toro: At Home With Monsters, to a retrospective on frightening museum experiences and their impact.

Looking for insight on contemporary cultural heritage? Take some time to peruse Jessica's piece on the representation of non-western fashion in museums, Kendra's critical history of blackface in Canadian museums, or Kathleen's post on art and healing.

Of course, the holidays are full of food and fun, so check out Jennifer's post on edible art history at the Portland Art Museum!

For thinking outside the (gift) box: this season Emily, Hannah, and Amy flipped museums on their heads to look at non-traditional museum spaces in our newest column, Beyond Tradition.

Regardless of which holiday(s) you celebrate, all of us at Musings wish you a joyous and safe festive season. Source.
I would like to express how thankful I am for the supportive and open-minded community that is the Faculty of Information. Musings owes its success to the talent of our writers, the support of our students and faculty, and the inquisitive environment that characterizes the MMSt program.

When I write to you next, it'll be 2018 already! I have no doubt that the Musings Contributing Editors will return armed with new content to challenge the norm and expand the ways we look at museums. Until then, thank you for reading, and I hope you have a lovely holiday.

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