TMS considers diverse topics including, but not limited to:

  • Access
  • Audience
  • Authority
  • Book reviews
  • Collection management
  • Community relations
  • Conservation
  • Digital media
  • Education
  • Ethics
  • Evaluation
  • Exhibition planning and design
  • Finance
  • General administration
  • Governance
  • Government policy
  • History of museums
  • Interpretation
  • Marketing
  • Outcomes-based planning
  • Outreach
  • Philanthropy
  • Visitor services



Papers must meet three basic criteria:

  • Important to the museum community

  • Concluded with strong evidence

  • Well-structured, well-reasoned, well-written

There are no author fees to submit, process, or publish work in TMS.

There are no fees to read any published articles.


Caitlin Wunderlich

Caitlin Wunderlich completed her MSc in Museum Studies at the University of Glasgow (Scotland), and holds a degree in Art History from the University of Michigan. Caitlin's research interests encompass street and graffiti art, and the role and future of museums. She has worked in exhibition and collection management at the Brooklyn Museum, the Detroit Institute of Arts, and at the Cranbrook Art Museum. 

Editor and Graphic Designer

The Museum Scholar: Scotland, annual volume for emerging museum professionals and museum students coming out of Scottish universities.

Bianca Packham

Bianca Packham specializes in narrative, exhibition and publication design for the cultural sector. Following six years in publishing as a writer, editor and designer, she completed postgraduate degrees in Curatorship at the University of Cape Town, South Africa, and Museum and Gallery Studies at the University of St Andrews, Scotland. Bianca recently worked on temporary exhibitions and publications for the Iziko South African National Gallery and as a researcher, archivist and museum liaison for a leading London gallery.


Theory & Practice, annual volume for international emerging museum professionals. Co-produced with the National Emerging Museum Professional Network.

Kelsey Picken

Kelsey Picken is currently enrolled in the cultural studies PhD program at Claremont Graduate University, with concentrations in museum studies and philanthropy. Coming from a background in history and psychology, Kelsey's interests intersect at the ways in which people identify with their communities through cultural institutions. Currently employed in Institutional Advancement at Occidental College, Kelsey also consults for museums and arts organizations throughout the Greater Los Angeles area, creating new community partnerships for audience engagement.