Belated New Year’s Resolution: managing The Museologist.com. Now is as good a time as any for an introduction…
My name is Desiree, and I’m a junior Museum Studies major at Arizona State University. Which means I’m a perennially broke and over-caffeinated college student, an intern for hire, and always, always writing some kind of paper. I’m currently interning as a Curatorial Assistant with the Arizona Latino Arts & Cultural Center as a young Latina, and applying to summer internship programs, mostly Educational, Curatorial, or if they exist - P.R./Social Media. You might already know me on tumblr as the moderator behind Asian History and behind US History minus White Guys, where combined I have over 50,000 subscribers and counting!
I originally started The Museologist over a year ago with something more general in mind. I recently decided to re-vamp my blogging experience as part of my internship journaling requirement, giving this blog its own account and domain to start with. Instead of simply focusing on Museums, I intend to expand this to my own personal thoughts on Museums, Museum Studies, Galleries, Art, History, and experiences with interning. Saying this blog is going to be just about “museums” is strictly inaccurate; there is a nebulous world out there of us ‘Museos’ and Gallery goers, and I intend to explore it all. I’m learning, as it were, and I continue to do so.
I intend to take this blog seriously, except for when levity makes more sense. There is an often unnecessary sense of pretentiousness in the windows into the world I’m breaking into, which I often feel is unnecessary, and even counter-intuitive. In fact, I’m currently exploring the importance of pop culture and the idea of Comic Conventions running Arts/Intellectual programming in the same vein as Museums might, and how these programs promote accessibility for a wider audience.
With that introduction out of the way, Welcome to my Blog!