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Skills Every Museo Should Have

Posted by Amanda Gustin on November 29, 2010 in professional development |

Courtesy of Museos Unite, a blog I have only just discovered, but am enjoying immensely, here are four skills everyone working in museums should have: 1. Social Media 2. Grant Writing 3. Computer Software 4. People Skills / Management Please check out their complete post here for their elaborations and reasoning behind each skill set. [...]

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Museums in the News – First Weekly Roundup

Posted by Amanda Gustin on November 28, 2010 in museums in the news |

In the interests of not flooding your inbox and/or overwhelming your sensibilities, dear reader, we’re going to be doing a weekly roundup of museum news articles, instead of posting them at random. They’ll go out each Sunday as a sort of recap of the week that was. If you see any articles that you think [...]

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Free Disaster Management Training from FEMA

Posted by Amanda Gustin on November 27, 2010 in free resources, professional development |

Are you interested in disaster management? Even if you’re not, this is a terrific opportunity to get some free training and a very useful line on your resume. FEMA, or the Federal Emergency Management Agency, runs a series of disaster management courses called ICS – Incident Command System. It’s basically a management system – figuring [...]

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Designing the New MFA

Posted by Amanda Gustin on November 25, 2010 in museums in the news |

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! The new Art of the Americas wing at the Museum of Fine Arts has made a very big splash here in Boston. For the museum geeks out there, here’s a roundup of some articles about the behind-the-scenes work that went into designing and building the new wing. Exquisite Disappearing Glass Cases at [...]

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The Future of Museums

Posted by Amanda Gustin on November 24, 2010 in free resources |

Courtesy of the Boston Emerging Museum Professionals, here’s a link to futurist Gary Golden’s recent webinar with AAM: Gary Golden on the Future of Museums Lots to think about there. For a reaction/review blog post, check out Guzel DuChateau at the Emerging Museum Professionals blog, here. PS – Are you following the Boston Emerging Museum [...]

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Museums in the News – Secret Room in Indian National Library

Posted by Amanda Gustin on November 23, 2010 in museums in the news |

To file under “things that are unfathomably cool,” apparently the Indian National Library just discovered a 1,000 square foot room on its premises – with no discernible entrance or exit. Learn more at npr.org: Secret Chamber Found in Indian National Library

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AAM Webinar – Social Media as Advocacy Tools

Posted by Amanda Gustin on November 22, 2010 in free resources, professional development |

On Thursday, December 2 at 2:00 p.m., the American Association of Museums will be hosting a free webinar titled “Social Media as Advocacy Tools.” It’s part of their “Speak Up For Museums” initiative, which is planning all sorts of advocacy events over the next year. From the website: Many museums are already using Twitter, Facebook, [...]

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Free Ebook – Making Your Nonprofit Event a Success

Posted by Amanda Gustin on November 21, 2010 in free resources |

Courtesy of the Network for Good, here’s a free ebook download: The Big Event – 5 Tips for Making Your Next Event a Great Success. Lots of museums see events as a way to gain revenue, stakeholders, and recognition. There’s all sorts of interesting debate out there about whether or not events are successful in [...]

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Scholarships for AAM 2010

Posted by Amanda Gustin on November 11, 2010 in professional development |

Do you want to go to the American Association of Museums Annual Meeting this spring? Do you find yourself in the quandary of graduate students everywhere – the spirit is willing, but the checking account is weak? Nina Simon at Museum 2.0 posted today about scholarship opportunities available from NAME, the National Association for Museum [...]

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