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.



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, […]


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 […]


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 […]



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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