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Marketing Yourself

Posted by Amanda Gustin on January 31, 2011 in professional development |

This post on The Museum of the Future has some great suggestions for young artists who want to get their name and their work out into the world. The same principles can easily apply to you and your work as you set out into the museum world and look for your perfect job. You’re selling […]

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Museums in the News – The Roundup is Sick of Winter

Posted by Amanda Gustin on January 30, 2011 in museums in the news |

Welcome to the coldest and snowiest Museum in the News roundup yet! The biggest news of the week has been the partial looting and continued danger at the Egyptian National Museum in Cairo. We’ve talked about it already here and here. Today brings a video shot by the Associated Press of the army securing the […]

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Update on the Egyptian National Museum

Posted by Amanda Gustin on January 29, 2011 in museums in the news |

The Egyptian National Museum is still not entirely safe, unfortunately. Turns out that it’s right next door to the national headquarters for Egypt’s ruling party, the focus of much of the protesters’ ire. Said building is still on fire, and firefighters worry that if the building is destabilized because of the fire, it will collapse…right […]

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Museums and Wikipedia

Posted by Amanda Gustin on January 29, 2011 in forum not temple |

Nina Simon’s recent post at Museum 2.0 about museums using Wikipedia reminds me that I had meant to post about a recent interview with Sue Gardner, executive director of the Wikipedia Foundation. Gardner, who spoke on NPR’s On the Media last weekend, addressed some of the challenges that Wikipedia faces for the future: increasing the […]

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Egyptian National Museum in danger

Posted by Amanda Gustin on January 28, 2011 in museums in the news |

Breaking news from Cairo, where government protesters have been filling the streets for several days now: fires are breaking out near the Egyptian National Museum. The whole country is in a communications lockdown, so reporting is very much in flux. Reuters has confirmed however that the Egyptian army has been called out to secure the […]

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Stories Behind the Paintings at the Sukiennice Museum

Posted by Kristin Bierfelt on January 28, 2011 in forum not temple |

Krakow’s newly renovated Sukiennice Museum of 19th-century Polish art has a splashy video showing off the interactive campaign they did to publicize their 2010 reopening. In an attempt to make the art “come to life,” they recorded audio and video recreations of stories behind the artists, subjects, or patrons or a few of their most important […]

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Know Your Professional Organizations: New England Museum Association

Posted by Amanda Gustin on January 26, 2011 in know your professional organizations |

Next up in our Museum Professional Organizations series is one near and dear to all of our hearts. In fact, if you’re in your first year as a Tufts student, you’re already a member! Let’s talk about the New England Museum Association. To quote from their website: The mission of the New England Museum Association […]

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Boston EMP Tour of the New MFA

Posted by Amanda Gustin on January 24, 2011 in events, professional development |

Just a quick note to say that the Emerging Museum Professionals event yesterday morning – a highlights tour of the new MFA Art of the Americas wing followed by lunch – was an absolute blast! If you’re not on the Boston EMP mailing list, then you’re missing out on some great opportunities. EMPs were treated […]

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Museums in the News – The ?? Roundup

Posted by Amanda Gustin on January 23, 2011 in museums in the news |

Welcome to our weekly museums in the news roundup! New York’s Museum of Sex Launches Comic Book Exhibition (Museum of Sex, New York, New York) Most beautiful museum gardens around the world (Various Museums) [yes, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum is in there!] On a tour of the Phila. Museum, Director Timothy Rub points out […]

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Webinar on Compensation from Guidestar

Posted by Amanda Gustin on January 22, 2011 in free resources, professional development |

We talked about Guidestar not that long ago, and remember at the bottom of that post shared some of Guidestar’s resources for nonprofits? Well, there’s another one coming up soon. Guidestar is running a free webinar called “The Compensation Checklist for Nonprofits: Are You Prepared for Today and the Next Five Years?” They describe it […]

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Museum Meetup in Worcester!

Posted by Amanda Gustin on January 21, 2011 in professional development |

Just reminding everyone that there will be a NEMA informal meetup at O’Connor’s Restaurant and Bar in Worcester next Monday. 4:00 – 6:00 p.m on Monday, January 24, directly following the Orphans in the Collections Workshop at the Higgins Armory. Any Tufts students planning on going? Let us know, and we’ll coordinate for a carpool.

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AAM Webinar on Social Media and Museum Advocacy

Posted by Kristin Bierfelt on January 20, 2011 in forum not temple |

In early December, AAM sponsored a webinar on social media and museum advocacy. Led by Stephanie Vance of Advocacy Associates, the presentation provided basic lessons in how to use newer tools like Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter to cultivate supporters and engage elected officials. Here are some of Vance’s suggestions: Blogs: If you’re writing on behalf […]

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Know Your Professional Organizations: AAM’s Emerging Museum Professionals

Posted by Amanda Gustin on January 19, 2011 in know your professional organizations |

Next up in our series of know your professional organizations, we have a sub-category of last week’s featured organization: the AAM’s Emerging Museum Professionals. Now, not all of you are just emerging. Some of you have been out there in the ranks for years. But even if you’re fully emergent, you can surely keep an […]

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Fishin’ for Tourist Dollars: Museums in the News

Posted by crobin06 on January 18, 2011 in museums in the news |

Today’s New York Times reports that a spanking new museum, Go Fish, is reaping criticism. Some residents think that the 14 million dollar institution in Georgia is a boondoogle; an out-of-scale extravagance for a poor state during a recession. Others defend the museum, explaining that it was built to lure tourism and lucrative fishing competitions […]

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The Foundation Center

Posted by Amanda Gustin on January 17, 2011 in free resources, professional development |

Remember our post a while back about skills every museo should have? Well, one of them was grant writing. In that spirit, we’ll be talking about a few ways to educate yourself about writing grants. They may not be the flashiest, quickest way to fundraise, but they are an important piece of the puzzle. Being […]

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Museums in the News – The Game Day Roundup

Posted by Amanda Gustin on January 16, 2011 in museums in the news |

Welcome to the weekly Museums in the News roundup! Beirut Cathedral Museum reveals layers of Christian history (St. George Orthodox Cathedral, Beirut, Lebanon) Washington State History Museum finds support (Washington State History Museum, Tacoma, Washington) Lady Gaga exhibition in Dutch Museum (Groninger Museum, Groningen, Netherlands) Salem Lizzie Borden museum, which lawsuit and questions over location, […]

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Hancock Shaker Village Receives $1M Grant from Kresge Foundation

Posted by Amanda Gustin on January 15, 2011 in forum not temple, museums in the news |

The AAM Facebook feed just congratulated Hancock Shaker Village on receiving a $1 million grant from the Kresge Foundation. Read the original article. There are some really, really interesting things going on in there amidst all the business-speak. “[The grant] recognizes the living history museum’s work as a visionary organization pursuing transformational projects designed to […]

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Identity Museums

Posted by Jennifer Deprizio on January 14, 2011 in forum not temple, museums in the news |

[Amanda's note: This is the first of what we hope to be many posts by other members of the Tufts Museum Studies community. If you are a member of our community, and are interested in contributing your thoughts, please let us know! If you need some ideas to spark your muse, check out our list […]

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Know Your Professional Organizations: American Association of Museums

Posted by Amanda Gustin on January 12, 2011 in know your professional organizations, professional development |

Everyone’s telling you that you have to network. Go out there and meet people! they say. Make your voice heard! Introduce yourself and make connections and do favors and it will all pay off down the road! And you say…that sounds great. Where on earth do I start? We’ve got you covered. Over the next […]

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Interview: Culture in Peril

Posted by Amanda Gustin on January 10, 2011 in interview series |

Welcome to a new occasional series on the Tufts Museum Studies blog. We’ll be interviewing all sorts of interesting people with intriguing perspectives on museums and issues that touch upon museums. If you would like to conduct an interview or suggest someone to be interviewed, let us know! First in our series is Nicholas Merkelson […]

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Museums in the News – The Biggest Roundup Yet

Posted by Amanda Gustin on January 9, 2011 in museums in the news |

Welcome to our weekly Museums in the News roundup! Row over Mandela heritage museum (Nelson Mandela Museum, Mthatha, South Africa) Some fossils are out of time at small California museum (Buena Vista Museum of Natural History, Bakersfield, California) Chicago museum curator hunts for exhibit-worthy gadgets at CES (Consumer Electronics Show, Las Vegas, Nevada) Top Museum […]

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This Place Matters

Posted by Amanda Gustin on January 7, 2011 in forum not temple |

The National Trust for Historic Preservation has a neat project up on its website: This Place Matters. “This Place Matters” is a simple Google Map on which any visitor to the site can pin a flag, marking a place that matters to them. The NTHP says “It could be your favorite local diner or a […]

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A Guide to Guidestar

Posted by Amanda Gustin on January 6, 2011 in forum not temple, free resources, professional development |

With the advent of the internet age, we all have a LOT more tools in our hands to begin to learn about specific organizations – and particularly specific museums. Whether you’re doing some research into a museum you’d like to work for, trying to get a good picture for how a museum of a certain […]

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Boston Emerging Museum Professionals Event!

Posted by Amanda Gustin on January 5, 2011 in events |

Please join the Boston Emerging Museum Professionals and the NEMA YEPs for a group tour of the NEW Art of the Americas wing at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.  The new wing has 53 new galleries and is the centerpiece of the museum’s recent expansion. The tour will be 1 hour long. After the […]

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Tufts Instructor Ken Turino in New Hampshire Public Television Documentary

Posted by Amanda Gustin on January 4, 2011 in events, potpourri |

“At the River’s Edge : An Oral History of Berlin, New Hampshire” Berlin, New Hampshire, in the heart of the Northern Forest, is a small city of approximately 10,000 people, best known for its paper mills and being the largest producer of newsprint in the world during the mid-twentieth century. The city’s history is as […]

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Ring in the New Year with a NEMA Workshop

Posted by Amanda Gustin on January 3, 2011 in professional development |

Orphans in the Collections: Unclaimed and Abandoned Property Workshop Monday, January 24, 2011 Higgins Armory Museum Worcester, MA 10:00 a.m ~ 4:00 p.m. Registration Deadline:   January 17, 2011 Join us at the Higgins Armory Museum, Worcester, to discuss unclaimed and abandoned property issues and how they affect the museum community. Several of our New England […]

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Museums in the News – The Roundup Has Lost Count

Posted by Amanda Gustin on January 2, 2011 in museums in the news |

Welcome to our museums in the news roundup! I have officially lost count of how many we’re up to now. Hands-down my favorite headline of the week: Museum trains employed in snow battle (Swedish Railway Museum, Gävle and Ängelholm, Sweden) National Museum of Play buys earliest known Monopoly game (Strong National Museum of Play, Rochester, […]

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