Research: Interviews Part Two

I did the first interview last week! Or, more accurately, I did a practice interview with my community partner. The first interview is the most difficult for me because I get nervous, asking: What if my questions are poorly written? What if the recording does not work? What if I come across as uninformed? WhatContinue reading “Research: Interviews Part Two”

Reflections: What interest groups or networks of significance exist in Yukon? What issues have they identified as significant?

As part of my pre-interview reflections for the Dawson City Museum (DCM) Project, this post considers:  What interest groups or networks of significance exist and what issues have they identified as significant? Like the posts on ideas and institutions, this post is a preliminary reflection that will evolved as I do interviews. In particular, I suspect there areContinue reading “Reflections: What interest groups or networks of significance exist in Yukon? What issues have they identified as significant?”

Reflections: What actors support and regulate community museums in Yukon?

by Robin Nelson As part of my pre-interview reflections for the Dawson City Museum (DCM) Project, this post considers:  What actors – in particular, formal institutions, programs, and policies – support and regulate community museums in Yukon? Importantly, like the post on ideas, this post represents a preliminary reflection – that is, a work inContinue reading “Reflections: What actors support and regulate community museums in Yukon?”

Reflections: What rationale underlines and legitimizes government action targeting community museums in Yukon?

by Robin Nelson As part of my pre-interview reflections for the Dawson City Museum (DCM) Project, this post considers the question: What rationale underlines and legitimizes government action targeting community museums in Yukon?  In the interest of clarity and brevity, this post focuses narrowly on the Yukon government’s operational funding for museums, asking: Why hasContinue reading “Reflections: What rationale underlines and legitimizes government action targeting community museums in Yukon?”

Reflections: Pre-Interview Foundations

by Robin Nelson I am getting ready to start interviews for the Dawson City Museum (DCM) Project – yay! This is my third big interview project. For my MMSt, I interviewed museum professionals about the influence of cultural policy on museum public programming (Nelson 2015). For my PhD, I interviewed Ontario Museum Advisors and peopleContinue reading “Reflections: Pre-Interview Foundations”

Podcasts: Artful Conversations and Standing By

By Robin Nelson Teaching resources posts aim to promote and document online resources for learning about museums, cultural policy, and cultural management in what is now known as Canada. I love podcasts for both learning and “required readings” when teaching. When I began teaching in arts and cultural management, I had (and still have) aContinue reading “Podcasts: Artful Conversations and Standing By”

Research: Interviews Part One

by Robin Nelson The Dawson City Museum Project will be integrated in my teaching for courses in museum management and cultural policy (AGAD 226 and 301). As students become involved in the analysis, I would like them to understand how data was collected. So, there will be a series of posts about research methods. WithinContinue reading “Research: Interviews Part One”