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 […]


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 […]


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



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 […]


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.



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 […]


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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