Museology? What’s THAT doing here?

Posted on July 27, 2007. Filed under: Musings |

Those in the know will soon realize I have taken great liberties with the word “Museology.”   The word is not trademarked, or copyrighted or anything, but its general meaning refers to a career path in the museum field.  A Museologist is a person who manages collections for a museum.  I am not a museologist, amateur or professional.  So with apologies to those of you who ARE, I’m appropriating the word because I like the sound of it, and it looks compatible with this site!  The part of the official definition I like best is:  “It is the process of keeping…items of interest, and the additional process of educating a constituency, that is usually encompassed by the term museology.”  (Thanks to Timothy Campbell for this quote on paragraph 5 of his page).

This category is for “keeping items of interest” which may not fit into other categories.  Here is the output of my personal MusEology, random thoughts, and commentary.  The part about “educating a constituency” well, we’ll see about that.  It’s not my primary aim, but it would be fun if my ramblings were of use.  I’m certainly attempting to educate myself  here.  More about that in my “Why I Blog?” post coming up.

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4 Responses to “Museology? What’s THAT doing here?”

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It’s surprising when just a random post can be educational. Another blogger who happens to be in the same state as me found my mushroom post and saw mushrooms he didn’t know about. Doing random posts is also fun. No one knows what’s coming. 🙂

Yes. Mushrooms, flora, and sofware engineering. It’s amazing where randomness can lead.

Have you been able to muse….since then?

How was the journey??

Yes, of course!


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