April 2018 - The National Emerging Museum Professional Network (NEMPN) partners with The Museum Scholar to coproduce a new peer-reviewed academic volume, Theory and PracticeThe inaugural issue focuses on the future of museums with an emphasis on the role of technology, culture, and politics. 

 NEMPN is an independent coalition of Emerging Museum Professional chapters from across the United States and two international chapters. NEMPN is comprised of a volunteer board of directors consisting of chapter leaders, led by an active Executive Committee. Theory and Practice will help enable emerging museum professionals to make meaningful connections across backgrounds, disciplines, and institutions. 

This issue is the first of a thematic journal series exploring varied topics related to museums, with articles written by emerging professionals. Utilizing The Museum Scholar’s Open Access Gold platform, Theory and Practice will be free for readers online, granting broader access to ideas to advance knowledge across the museum field. There is also no fee for authors to participate. Each article is published in two formats on the journal’s website: as a downloadable academic paper, and as a web-based publication.

NEMPN and The Museum Scholar are both 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations. 

The National Emerging Museum Professional Network, www.nationalempnetwork.org