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I <3 Museums

I LOVE MUSEUMS. Big time. To me, there's nothing more enjoyable than visiting a good museum. As a kid, my dad took me to museums. When I was ten or eleven years old, I got my first Museumjaarkaart (a pass that allows free acces to most Dutch museums for the duration of a year), I remember sitting on a bench at the Prinsenhof in Delft, filling out the form. From when I was thirteen years old, I sometimes visited museums on my own or with Martijn. And later on, whenever my health allowed it, visiting a museum was one of my outings of choice. Reading, watching documentaries, looking things up on the internet, and, when I was able to, travelling and visiting museums were my ways to keep learning when a formal education was out of reach. When in 2009 my health slowly started to improve, I was able to visit museums and lectures on my own once in a while. And as my health kept improving to what feels like almost half the amount of energy a healthy person has, I went museum-crazy. And I dared to dream again. Working in a museum, how cool would that be? I may not hold a paid job at a museum yet, but as a volunteer at Museum Meermanno I'm enjoying myself and I'm gaining work experience to prepare for a proper job in a museum some day. I'm getting to see behind the scenes of a museum to get an idea of what goes on there and what kind of job I would like to aim and study for. I started attending lectures and conferences on museums. And then I heard about museology being a thing one could study! So now I have my heart set on a master in museum studies at the University of Leicester (they offer such a master as distance education!) after my bachelor in cultural studies. I have focus and dreams for the future and they pretty much evolve around museums. I got subscriptions to no less than three (3!) Dutch museum magazines for my birthday yesterday. I read books about museums and museology. When I visit a museum I don't just look at what's on display anymore, but also at how objects, information and exhibitions are presented and at other aspects of the museum. Since I haven't blogged as much as I used to over the past two years, I haven't gotten around much to blogging about the museological topics on my mind. I'm still far from being an expert in the field, but I really enjoy thinking about museological topics. I have been collecting thoughts and information and links etc. to prepare for such posts. This is just a heads up, so you know what to expect around here!

Geplaatst op 02-01-2013.
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Reactie van Wilma

In musea verzamelen ze van alles om mooie tentoonstellingen te maken.. wat deed jij als klein kind al.. juist van alles en nog wat verzamelen, je had het er zelfs als kind al eens over dat je een museum wilde beginnen..dus je was gewoon je hele leven al een "museumofiel"

Reactie geplaatst op 2013-01-05.

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