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”

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”