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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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