There’s a museum called the Newseum that creates the majority of its exhibits on current events or reoccurring themes and anniversaries. The main website page, to use a term I’ve deemed as an all time favorite thanks to Dr. Bolton, is “squishy,” and a little confusing to navigate.
However, their link to their education programs is pretty amazing. It’s separated by ways to navigate the museum, primary source info related to the exhibits and ways to enroll in the other programs they offer. Clicking through some of the stuff they have to offer kind of got me excited to see what the museum was about.
I’m wondering if their online education is helping people become more interested in current events, or if their subject matter is driving people to more information. Either way, I think our digital content, and other museums locally, could do something really great like this, particularly because we have read and talked so much about community engagement in discussing difficult topics.