All posts tagged Paula Richter

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A real shoe-in

Paris. Milan. London. Haverhill, Massachusetts. To quote our friends on Sesame Street, one of these places might not seem like the others. Yet much like those cosmopolitan meccas of high …

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Shoes coming out of the woodwork

Shortly after the opening of the Shoes: Pleasure and Pain exhibition, Salem resident Bill Larson contacted PEM with questions about an ancient child’s shoe and other objects he found in …

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Museums for $400, Alex!

At the risk of revealing too many details about my personal life outside of the work place, I will admit to being an unabashed fan of the game show Jeopardy.  …

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The PEM press

Most of PEM’s offerings are visible and accessible as you move through the galleries and interactive spaces. One area rarely seen by museum-goers is where PEM’s books are made. Producing …

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PEMcast 003 — Growing up curious

Are you, or were you a curious kid? How do museums fuel your curiosity? In this episode, Chip and Dinah talk with a 3-year-old who visits PEM daily. Then, the …

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Atmospheric inspiration

Have you watched the sun rise recently?  Or relished the approach of dark storm clouds threatening rain? Or paused to witness fog slowly enveloping the coast in murky obscurity? Two …

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PEM in NYC

As you walk through the museum galleries this week, you probably noticed the circular dots that have appeared on gallery walls, platforms and exhibition cases.  What exactly are these “thought …