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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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Museums in the News – The Spring is on the Way Roundup

Posted by Amanda Gustin on February 13, 2011 in museums in the news |

Welcome to our weekly museums in the news roundup! Restoration work begins on damaged Egyptian artifacts (Egyptian National Museum, Cairo, Egypt) Philly museum makes replicas for China mummies (University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) Followed by: China, Philly museum resolve dispute over mummies (University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, […]

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Weekly Jobs Report

Posted by Amanda Gustin on February 12, 2011 in jobs listings |

Welcome to the weekly job announcements post. As always, all job announcements can be found on their own page. Gallery Director/Instructor [Baum Gallery, University of Central Arkansas]The Position: Gallery Director/Lecturer. Full-time, ten-month position starting August 2011. Responsibilities include planning and preparing, in collaboration with art faculty, a series of diverse and innovative exhibitions and programs […]

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NEMA YEP Workshops – More Information

Posted by Amanda Gustin on February 11, 2011 in professional development |

A few days ago we announced the NEMA spring workshop lined up, with special mini-workshops aimed directly at young and emerging museum professionals. Here’s more information on those workshops, the fun networking events taking place afterward, and how you can register. All information is courtesy of NEMA’s workshops page. The NEMA Young and Emerging Museum […]

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Know Your Professional Organizations: National Association for Museum Exhibition

Posted by Amanda Gustin on February 9, 2011 in know your professional organizations |

Going with our specialization theme, here’s one for the aspiring exhibit designers out there: the National Association for Museum Exhibition. NAME is actually sort of part of AAM; it describes itself as “one of the Standing Professional Committees of the American Association of Museums.” For more from them: Our mission NAME seeks to enhance the cultural landscape […]

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Upcoming NEMA Workshops

Posted by Amanda Gustin on February 8, 2011 in professional development |

There are some really great workshops coming up this spring, and if you’re a NEMA member, they’re only $40 each. Scroll down to check out a series of workshops sponsored by the NEMA Young Emerging Professionals – $15 each, 6-8pm, and focused on interviewing and building your resume. Exhibitions & Conservators PAGs Workshop Best Practices […]

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Google ArtProject

Posted by Kristin Bierfelt on February 7, 2011 in forum not temple, museums in the news |

Google Art Project: Accessibility and Close Looking Google Art Project, which launched on February 1, is touted as Google Street View indoors. Art Project presents gallery views from 17 major international institutions—from the Met and MoMA to the Hermitage to Tate Britain—which let visitors explore a 360-degree panorama of almost 400 different rooms throughout the […]

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Museums in the News – The Roundup is Really, Really Sick of Winter

Posted by Amanda Gustin on February 6, 2011 in museums in the news |

Welcome to our weekly museums in the news roundup! The Egyptian National Museum and other museums in Egypt continue to be very much in the news this week as officials assess damage from looting. One of the most interesting stories developing right now is the possibility that the looting of the Egyptian National Museum was […]

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Museums and Community; or, The Best Superbowl Wager Ever

Posted by Amanda Gustin on February 5, 2011 in forum not temple |

How’s this for engaging with the community: the Milwaukee Art Museum and the Carnegie Museum of Art (in Pittsburgh) have thrown their weight behind their football teams (that would be the Green Bay Packers and the Pittsburgh Steelers, respectively) in a really brilliant way. Here’s how it works: If the Steelers with the Superbowl, the […]

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Weekly Jobs Report

Posted by Amanda Gustin on February 5, 2011 in jobs listings |

Here’s the first of our weekly job announcement listings. We’ll post all new job announcements that appeared on the blog during the week. As always, you can find all job announcements on their own page. Gallery Director/Instructor [Baum Gallery, University of Central Arkansas] The Position: Gallery Director/Lecturer. Full-time, ten-month position starting August 2011. Responsibilities include […]

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Admin Post: Changes to Job Announcements

Posted by Amanda Gustin on February 4, 2011 in admin post, jobs listings |

The observant among you may have noticed that there haven’t been any job announcements appearing on the front page for the last week or so. After some tinkering behind the scenes, we’ve made a few changes in the way job announcements are posted. We wanted to clear space on the front page of the blog […]

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“It’s a love story…”

Posted by Amanda Gustin on February 3, 2011 in potpourri |

Musician Josh Ritter’s new album came out last May, and one of his tracks tells of a love story between an archaeologist and her mummy – their ups and downs, their joint academic career, and all the time they spend in museums. Ritter’s drummer, Liam Hurley, also happens to be a master puppeteer, and he […]

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Know Your Professional Organizations: American Association for State and Local History

Posted by Amanda Gustin on February 2, 2011 in know your professional organizations |

Next up in our continuing series is a more specialized organization. Don’t worry, we’ll be featuring organizations that cover all the wonderfully specific portions of the museum world as we go along! So, for those historians out there: the American Association for State and Local History. The AASLH, as it’s called, “provides leadership and support […]

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