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Happy (?) Museums Advocacy Day!

Posted by Amanda Gustin on February 28, 2011 in forum not temple |

If you haven’t been following the AAM’s Facebook feed – or any of their other communication methods – you might not know that today and tomorrow are designated as Museum Advocacy Days. The AAM, through its website Speak Up For Museums, is promoting a number of ways to get in touch with your local representatives [...]

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Museums in the News – The More #$@$# Snow Roundup

Posted by Amanda Gustin on February 27, 2011 in museums in the news |

Welcome to the weekly museums in the news roundup! Without a doubt the weirdest story of the week is this one: Desperate museum guard holds Renaissance masterpieces for ransom, only to have them stolen from his car (Museum of Fine Arts, Corsica, Italy) Worcester Art Museum unveils modern art exhibit (Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, Massachusetts) [...]

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Weekly Jobs Report

Posted by Amanda Gustin on February 26, 2011 in jobs listings |

Welcome to our weekly jobs report. As always, new jobs appear first on their own, separate job announcements page. Senior Associate [Randi Korn & Associates]Position Opening: Senior Associate Randi Korn & Associates, Inc San Francisco, CA Randi Korn & Associates, Inc., a consulting firm specializing in museum planning and evaluation with a focus on organizational [...]

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Know Your Professional Organizations: Visitor Studies Association

Posted by Amanda Gustin on February 23, 2011 in know your professional organizations |

Up next is a very specialized, very important group: the Visitor Studies Association. The VSA, in its own words, is today’s premier professional organization focusing on all facets of the visitor experience in museums, zoos, nature centers, visitor centers, historic sites, parks and other informal learning settings. We’re committed to understanding and enhancing visitor experiences [...]

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National Arts Strategies

Posted by Amanda Gustin on February 21, 2011 in forum not temple, professional development |

This isn’t exactly a professional organization, so we’re spinning information about this great organization off into its own post. National Arts Strategies is a group that helps with “organizational leadership for arts and culture.” They provide advice, training, and general information about best practices in arts and culture organizations. Right now that means they’re putting [...]

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Museums in the News – The Spring Thaw Roundup

Posted by Amanda Gustin on February 20, 2011 in museums in the news |

Welcome to the museums in the news roundup. Deeply scientific – but not completely rational (interview with director of the Charles Hayden Planetarium) (Museum of Science, Boston, Massachusetts) Summoning the heavens: Malden man at helm of revamped planetarium (ditto) Hello out there: anyone want to help a museum? (Kern County Museum Authority, California) Historic railway [...]

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Weekly Jobs Listings

Posted by Amanda Gustin on February 19, 2011 in jobs listings |

Welcome to the weekly job announcements post. As always, all job announcements can be found on their own page. Digital Archive Fellow [Rhizome]Call for Applications: RHIZOME Digital Archive Fellow (part-time, unpaid) Rhizome is a leading arts organization dedicated to the creation, presentation, preservation, and critique of emerging artistic practices that engage technology. Through op… Exhibits [...]

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Insert Your Opinion Here

Posted by Amanda Gustin on February 18, 2011 in polls |

We’re testing out a new feature here at the Tufts Museum Studies Blog: polls. Starting simple, as they say. Please take the time to answer, as it will help us plan future content!

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Know Your Professional Organizations: National Art Education Association

Posted by Amanda Gustin on February 16, 2011 in know your professional organizations |

For the art historians among us: the National Art Education Association. Here’s what the NAEA has to say about itself: Founded in 1947, The National Art Education Association is the leading professional membership organization exclusively for visual arts educators. Members include elementary, middle and high school visual arts educators, college and university professors, researchers and [...]

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Museums and Historic Preservation in FY 2012

Posted by Amanda Gustin on February 14, 2011 in forum not temple, museums in the news |

The National Trust for Historic Preservation is live-blogging their analysis of President Obama’s proposed budget for next year. They’ll be updating throughout the day as they discuss areas of the budget that relate to historic preservation and public funding for the arts. If you want to do your own research, there’s an interactive breakdown of [...]

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