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Museums in the News – The Legal Roundup

Posted by Amanda Gustin on December 12, 2010 in museums in the news |

Welcome to the third week of Museums in the News! Highlight this week is the lawsuit filed by Chuck Kortlander, director & owner of the Custer Battlefield Museum. Apparently in 2005 and 2008 his home, business, and the museum were raided by two dozen armed federal agents who claimed they had evidence that he was [...]

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Last Gardner After Hours Until 2012!

Posted by Amanda Gustin on December 10, 2010 in events |

Have you ever been to the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum’s After Hours program for tasty cocktails, fabulous art, and interesting conversation? What are you waiting for? This Thursday, December 16, the Gardner will be hosting its last Gardner After Hours until after their new wing opens in 2012. Students get in for $5 with ID, [...]

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NEMA Fall Conference Audio Recordings

Posted by Amanda Gustin on December 8, 2010 in free resources, professional development |

Couldn’t make it to the NEMA fall conference? Missed the panel you were dying to see? For the first time ever, NEMA has taped several sessions and provided them free of charge on their website for download. Run, don’t walk, and listen to all of them! 2010 Conference Audio Recordings

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Free Project Management Webinars

Posted by Amanda Gustin on December 6, 2010 in free resources, professional development |

Following up on those essential skills from Museos Unite, here’s an opportunity to get some free management training. Project Management Webinars from Boston University Upcoming webinars are listed at the top, but scroll down for other titles. A few to highlight: What You Must Know About Stakeholder Management Strategies for Managing Change: Managing People in [...]

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Museums in the News – The Censored Roundup

Posted by Amanda Gustin on December 5, 2010 in museums in the news |

Welcome to Week 2 of the Museums in the News roundup! Probably the biggest museum news of the week comes from the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. Curators there removed a video art installation of an ant-covered crucifix after complaints from, among others, the Catholic League and members of Congress. It’s a complicated, controversial [...]

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Spontaneous Acts of Joy

Posted by Amanda Gustin on December 3, 2010 in forum not temple |

Watch this YouTube video. The first time I watched it, I thought: oh, how lovely. What a joyful experience in the middle of the stress of holiday shopping and the cold sterility of a shopping mall food court. The second time I watched it, I watched the crowd. The mother reaching for her son’s hand [...]

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Free Preservation Webinars from the Image Permanence Institute

Posted by Amanda Gustin on December 1, 2010 in free resources, professional development |

The Image Permanence Institute, an NEH-funded organization based out of the Rochester Institute of Technology, is hosting a series of free webinars addressing a variety of conservation issues. The next webinar, “Managing the Storage Environment in the Southeast Region,” is on December 15th, from 2:00 – 3:30 p.m., EST. For more information about the webinar [...]

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IMLS Re-Authorized

Posted by Amanda Gustin on December 1, 2010 in museums in the news |

Some excellent breaking news from the American Association of Museums: the Institute of Museum and Library Services has been re-authorized by the Senate’s HELP Committee. The IMLS is a federal grant-funding organization that provides support for museums and libraries. Their authorization (ie permission to exist) has been on the docket for many months now, and [...]

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