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Weekly Jobs Round-Up!

Posted by Tegan Kehoe on September 15, 2014 in jobs listings |

Here’s our weekly roundup of new jobs. As always, they go up immediately on their own page. Happy hunting!

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Behind the velvet rope: Revealing process with museum tours and programs — guest post by instructor Ken Turino

Posted by Tegan Kehoe on September 14, 2014 in Uncategorized |

Tufts Instructor Ken Turino passed along this article he published last month on Public History Commons.

Public History Commons Editor’s Note: In “What I’ve Learned Along the Way: A Public Historian’s Intellectual Odyssey,” outgoing NCPH President Bob Weyeneth issued a call to action to public historians to include the public more fully in our work by “pulling back the curtain” on our interpretive process-how we choose the stories we tell. In this series of posts, we’ve invited several public historians to reflect on projects that do exactly that, assessing their successes and examining the challenges we face when we let the public in through the door usually reserved for staff.

Beauport, the Sleeper-McCann House, in Gloucester, Massachusetts is now interpreted as the home of a gay man.

As a public historian working in a museum, Robert R. Weyeneth’s call to “lift the veil” and bring the public into the interpretive process is welcome–and necessary if we want to broaden the kinds of stories we tell. As Jennifer Pustz writes in Voices from the Back Stairs, “the influx of academically trained historians on museum staffs and the subsequent influence of social history on exhibitions and interpretation have resulted in a broader definition of authenticity that can encompass the whole truth, warts and all, and the history of all Americans.” [1]

Why, then, are many museums and historic sites so reticent to explore diverse stories? Do they fear the public’s reaction? If so, why aren’t we involving the visitor more in the process of historical interpretation?

- Read the full article at http://publichistorycommons.org/behind-the-velvet-rope/#sthash.OmXhPsHs.dpuf

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The deadline for NEMA scholarships is September 19!

Posted by Tegan Kehoe on September 14, 2014 in Uncategorized |

Don’t delay – the deadline for scholarships is fast approaching!

NEMA is pleased to offer several scholarship and fellowship opportunities to make the annual conference more financially accessible. Scholarship awards support travel, lodging, and three-day registration for individual members of NEMA and employees of NEMA institutional members.

The deadline for all scholarship programs is September 19, 2014.

Only one application is necessary to apply for all scholarships and fellowships. Note: Individual opportunities have slightly differing requirements in the essay portion of the application.

You will be notified of the final award decisions in early October. In the event that your application is unsuccessful, you may still register at the early-bird rate at any time before conference.

Click here for complete details including a scholarship application form.

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DATE CHANGE: Young professionals event at Old North Church October 1

Posted by Tegan Kehoe on September 10, 2014 in Uncategorized |

Erin Wederbrook Yuskaitis passed this along. Thanks, Erin! The NEW DATE of this event is October 1.

Do you live in Boston but have never visited the Old North Church on the Freedom Trail? Do you want to learn more about this nationally significant historic building in Boston’s favorite neighborhood? Perhaps you actually live in the North End but have never stepped inside! You are not alone. Lots of busy young professionals have not had time to explore every interesting historic site or museum in the city. So we invite you to come see what our exciting campus has to offer the local community. Over 500,000 tourists visit us every year, but we’d like to meet YOU!
Join the Old North Foundation staff and other local young professionals for a mix-and-mingle reception in our fabulous Washington Courtyard (weather permitting), explore the church and hear a brief overview about the architecture and Paul Revere’s famous midnight ride, and learn more about plans for our upcoming 300th anniversary. What better way to spend a lovely early fall evening?
Bring a friend or colleague – all are welcome!
Wine, beer, and appetizers provided. Afterward, dine at one of the many fantastic restaurants in the North End!

FAQs
Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
Young Professionals are those 21-39 years of age. Sorry, you must be 21 to attend.

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
As always the best way to get here is on foot/public transportation. The closest T stops are the green and orange lines at Haymarket or the blue line at Aquarium.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Call Renie Pavilon at 617-523-6676 x105

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?
Sorry, tickets are not transferrable.
Have questions about Young Professionals Meet & Greet at the Old North Church? Contact Old North Foundation.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/young-professionals-meet-greet-at-the-old-north-church-tickets-12353873769

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Weekly Jobs Round-Up!

Posted by Tegan Kehoe on September 8, 2014 in jobs listings |

Here’s our weekly roundup of new jobs. As always, they go up immediately on their own page. Happy hunting!

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Weekly Jobs Round-Up!

Posted by Tegan Kehoe on September 1, 2014 in jobs listings |

Here’s our weekly roundup of new jobs. As always, they go up immediately on their own page. Happy hunting!

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Weekly Jobs Round-Up!

Posted by Tegan Kehoe on August 25, 2014 in jobs listings |

Here’s our weekly roundup of new jobs. As always, they go up immediately on their own page. Happy hunting!

 

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Weekly Jobs Round-Up!

Posted by Tegan Kehoe on August 18, 2014 in jobs listings |

Here’s our weekly roundup of new jobs. As always, they go up immediately on their own page. Happy hunting!

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The Tufts Museum Studies blog is seeking new contributors!

Posted by Tegan Kehoe on August 11, 2014 in blog news, professional development |
The Tufts Museum Studies blog is always open to new contributors, but as the new school year rolls around, we are actively recruiting. The blog is authored and managed by current students — alumni and experienced museum professionals are welcome to contribute guest posts.

Students, whether you are brand-new to Tufts this Fall or you’ve  been around for a while, consider writing a stand-alone blog post or a column. Columns can be weekly, monthly, you name it. You can work with others or on your own. If you prefer to create photo collages or some other media rather than writing, we’re open to that, too!

Feel free to browse the archives for inspiration. Here are some topics that have been covered on the blog in the past, but aren’t being covered on a regular basis now. You are welcome to pick up one of these and make it the theme of your own column or blog post, or start from scratch!

  • Museums in the News
  • Book reviews and recommendations
  • The future of museums
  • Interviews with museum professionals
  • Museum reviews
  • Science Museums — we haven’t had a column on history museums, art museums, or children’s museums before, but it would be welcome, too
If you are interested or have questions, contact Tegan at tufts.museum.blog@gmail.com or comment on this post.

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Weekly Jobs Round-Up!

Posted by Tegan Kehoe on August 10, 2014 in jobs listings, Uncategorized |

Here’s our weekly roundup of new jobs. As always, they go up immediately on their own page. Happy hunting!

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