Thanks to our supporters and readers like you, Plinth has now been up and running for one year. In the year since our launch, we’ve developed a network of stakeholders, published insightful articles on the innovative ways in which museums fulfill their missions and serve their communities, and tried to do our part to support […]
This issue marks an exciting transition for Plinth: we’re launching our quarterly format. We’ll be publishing four times per year, rather than monthly, with each issue focusing on a loose theme that resonates across the highly varied cultural and educational organizations represented in Plinth’s coverage. We’re excited to continue to bring new voices to the […]
Why is Plinth, a blog about museums, interviewing a librarian from a law school? The reason we’re talking to my good friend Tim Devin, the Electronic Resources Librarian of the New England Law | Boston (until recently known as the New England School of Law), is because we think too few people look at libraries as museums. But, in fact, […]
A 2008 study by the Pew Charitable Trust estimates that there are over 15,000 historic home museums in the U.S. They are by far the most numerous museum category in the country, with more than four for every county; it’s telling that the subtitle of Pew’s 2008 report asks, “What to do with these old houses?” “The classic model […]
Hi! I’m Thomas Canavan. Some friends and I have created a soon-to-be-non-profit crowdfunding platform dedicated to museums and cultural institutions. We call it Museum Force. We’ve also created Plinth, the Official Blog for Museum Force. Who likes history (We do!)? Continue reading to learn some!