Hidden Object Highlight: Sini (سینی)

Every museum with a collection has materials identified as “found in collection,” AKA objects that have been disassociated from their records, numbers, or other identifying information. Perhaps they were once familiar to former staff, but with turnover, the institutional memory is lost. These objects are often set aside to be researched and reconciled “as time allows.” But when one of these found in collection items catches someone’s attention, the story emerges. In this post, Collections Intern Sayyara Huseynli explores one of these “mystery” objects.

The Matilda Effect on Women in STEM

Throughout history, women have made game-changing accomplishments in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math. Sadly, due to something called the Matilda Effect, the credit for many groundbreaking discoveries made by women was instead given to a man. In honor of #WomensHistoryMonth, we’re highlighting three incredible scientists who deserve some major recognition for their revolutionary work. Hopefully, their stories might inspire young girls today to pursue their interests in STEM. 

The Archives Celebrates Women’s History Month: Delia Griffin

On Boston Children’s Museums’s opening day in July 1913, Delia Griffin began her work as Museum Curator. Miss Griffin wasted no time in creating exceptional experiences for the museum’s visitors, bolstering incredible growth during her time as curator. In honor of Women’s History Month, we are spotlighting the life and work of the incredible Miss Griffin, a woman to whom Boston Children’s Museum owes so much of its history.

5 Screen-Free Activities for Kids: National Day of Unplugging

The ongoing pandemic has prevented many children from learning and playing face-to-face with their peers, leading to a big increase in screen time. Most classes and activities have transitioned to an online format—no avoiding screens there—but there are still SO many screen-free ways kids can play and learn at home. In celebration of #NationalUnpluggingDay, here are some fun, screen-free activities to help engage your child in in-person playtime!

10 Resources to Help Kids Understand and Cope with the Riots at the Capitol

The violent assault on our nation’s capital on January 6th has shocked and angered us and has left us with so many questions. In times like these, young children look to us for guidance and to help them understand such troubling events. It can be daunting to talk with your young children about civil unrest, racial injustice, and violence, but you don’t have to go it alone.