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Awesome Tufts Internships: MIT List Visual Arts Center

Posted by Amanda Gustin on May 31, 2011 in tufts internships |

Another great entry in our new series – look for lots more of these as we explore where everyone’s headed off to this summer! Andrea Rosen is doing a summer internship at the MIT List Visual Arts Center. She found the internship on the Center’s website. They offer four summer internships, and assign each intern […]

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Museum Tech Meetup in Boston

Posted by Amanda Gustin on May 30, 2011 in events, professional development |

Ed Rodley is an exhibit developer over at the Museum of Science and author of the terrific blog Thinking about Exhibits. Go add it to your blog roll right now; I’ll be here when you get back. Okay! Welcome back. Anyway – Ed organized a museum tech meetup in May, and I was not on […]

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Museums in the News: The Bruins Roundup

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

Welcome to our weekly museums in the news roundup! Museum starting seed library for urban farmers (Jane Addams Hull House Museum, Chicago, Illinois) Museum curator puts her vision on display (Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, California) Could smallpox still be lurking in labs and museums? (various museums) Cincinnati museum puts art restoration on display […]

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Weekly Jobs Listing

Posted by Amanda Gustin on May 29, 2011 in jobs listings |

Welcome to our weekly listing of all jobs posted on the Tufts Museum Studies Blog. As always, jobs are posted immediately on their own page; this is just the weekly collection of them. Manager of Interpretation and Visitor Services [USS Constitution Museum]Manager of Interpretation & Visitor Services (Full-time) Description: The Manager of Interpretation & Visitor […]

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Survey from Family Learning Forum

Posted by Amanda Gustin on May 27, 2011 in professional development |

Pssst – want to help a great museum project gather data? Take fifteen minutes to help the Family Learning Forum fill out a new survey about its website. Clickity click. PS – This goes double for those of you who are interning at the USS Constitution Museum this summer. I know who you are.

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AASLH Book Series Survey

Posted by Amanda Gustin on May 26, 2011 in professional development |

Very cool news from AASLH – read through the whole thing, take a few minutes to do their survey, and you might win a great prize! For over 40 years, the AASLH Book Series (www.rowman.com/bookseries/SLH <http://www.rowman.com/bookseries/SLH> ) has been a primary source of professional support for historical organizations large and small. On behalf of AASLH […]

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First Lady Michelle Obama Joins IMLS to Launch “Let’s Move! Museums and Gardens”

Posted by Amanda Gustin on May 26, 2011 in forum not temple, museums in the news |

I’m going to post a recent press release I received from AASLH, and then pose a few questions at the end of it. It’s a really interesting initiative that deserves some good thought. First Lady Michelle Obama Joins IMLS to Launch Let’s Move! Museums & Gardens For more information, visit: Let’s Move! Museums & Gardens […]

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New Series: Online Learning Reviews: Wellesley College Davis Museum

Posted by Hannah Heller on May 25, 2011 in tufts program news |

It’s a week for new occasional series! This spring, students in the Museums and Online Learning class, taught by Cynthia Robinson, wrote short reviews of various online learning opportunities. We are lucky enough to be publishing them here on the TMSB. They’ll appear over the next few weeks, so keep an eye out. Posts will […]

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New Series: Awesome Tufts Internships

Posted by Amanda Gustin on May 24, 2011 in tufts internships |

We’re starting a new occasional series here at the TMSB (yes, that’s what I’m calling it now). We’ll be sharing some of the great internships that Tufts students are heading off to this summer, and over the following year. First up is Rebecca Barber, who’s finishing her Museum Studies certificate this summer and fall with […]

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Some Great Blogs for You

Posted by Amanda Gustin on May 23, 2011 in potpourri |

We’re always happy to showcase useful, interesting blogs for those interested in museums. Here’s a roundup of a few you might want to add to your regular reading list. (There are  a couple of great ways to easily follow blogs you like, including ours; this post sums up your options.) ArtDaily – Pointed out by […]

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Museums in the News: The AAM Roundup

Posted by Amanda Gustin on May 22, 2011 in museums in the news |

I know some of you out there at AAM, and I’m trying very hard not to be jealous. Bring some fun stuff back for the rest of us, eh? In the meantime: lots of fun and interesting news out there about museums this week! Hands-down my favorite article of the week is Museum Manners from […]

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Weekly Job Listing

Posted by Amanda Gustin on May 21, 2011 in jobs listings |

Tons of new jobs this week! As always, jobs go up immediately on the job announcements page. Coordinator of Education [Reynolda House Museum of American Art]Reynolda House Museum of American Art, an affiliate of Wake Forest University, has an opening for a Coordinator of Education,  FT with benefits.   Those interested in applying are encouraged […]

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Gardner Heist: Solved

Posted by Amanda Gustin on May 20, 2011 in potpourri |

Want some fun for a Friday afternoon? Stephen Colbert confessed to the 1990 heist at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum a few days ago. Yes, you read that right. Just watch the clip. The Colbert Report Tags: Colbert Report Full Episodes,Political Humor & Satire Blog,Video Archive

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Lifelong Learning

Posted by Amanda Gustin on May 13, 2011 in professional development |

We all get a great education in the classroom through Tufts – but how to continue that process once we’re out in the big, bad real world? And how to apply the great lessons that we’re getting from the theory to the practice? One of the best ways to keep learning and keep a critical […]

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Great Interview

Posted by Amanda Gustin on May 12, 2011 in potpourri |

ExhibiTricks, a great museum design/exhibition blog, has a fantastic interview with Rachel Hellenga up this week. Hellenga talks about her background, museum skills, the exhibition process, and where museums are going next. Go check it out.

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The Newest in Remote Participation: MyFarm

Posted by Amanda Gustin on May 11, 2011 in forum not temple |

Wimpole Farm, a working farm run by the UK’s National Trust in Cambridgeshire, England, is hoping to capitalize on the internet obsession with FarmVille by opening up its operations to 10,000 internet fans. They’re calling the project MyFarm. By paying 30 pounds a year, internet users the world over can have access the world over […]

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Capturing Community Opens Today!

Posted by Amanda Gustin on May 10, 2011 in events |

Please think fondly today of your fellow students in the exhibitions class as they iron out last-minute details for their exhibition opening tonight. They’ve put in a lot of blood, sweat, and tears to bring this wonderful collection of photographs to the Tufts Art Gallery. (Well, we hope not too much blood. Or any, really.) […]

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Museums in the News: The Slightly Late Roundup

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

A day late, but hopefully not a dollar short. Enjoy! Want to go to the museum? You’ll need at least $10 (various museums, California) Johnstown Flood Museum expands, honors David McCullough (Johnstown Flood Museum, Johnstown, Pennsylvania) Former employees accuse Ebenal of charging personal costs to city museum job (Whatcom Museum, Bellingham, Washington) There’s no need […]

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NEDCC Risk Assessment Seminar

Posted by Amanda Gustin on May 4, 2011 in professional development |

Remember a few weeks ago we talked about the NEDCC’s webinar on risk assessment for disaster planning? It had limited spaces open, and came and went last week. Luckily for those of us who couldn’t attend the initial webinar, the lovely folks at NEDCC have made it available for viewing at any time. Check it […]

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Museums in the News: The Roundup is baaaaaaack!

Posted by Amanda Gustin on May 1, 2011 in museums in the news |

As I’ve said, sorry for the radio silence! I won’t attempt to cover several weeks’ worth of museum news, but here are a selection of articles. Tea party project has steep price (new Boston Tea Party Museum, Boston, Massachusetts) Attackers in French museum damage controversial ‘Piss Christ’ (Collection Lambert, Avignon, France) King Tut’s chair in […]

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