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Museum Admissions Fees

Posted by Amanda Gustin on June 30, 2011 in forum not temple |

This is a bit older, but it still discusses the question in a variety of interesting lights: The Cultural Calculation: Museum Fees. On the one hand: museums need any source of revenue they can get, and shouldn’t be selling themselves short. They are great enough that people should be willing to pay for the quality […]

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Cambridge Open Archives

Posted by Amanda Gustin on June 29, 2011 in professional development |

From Museum Studies certificate student Kristin Powers, who’s currently doing her internship with the Cambridge Historical Society: In July, people in Cambridge, Mass. will have the rare opportunity to see inside nine different archives. The third annual Open Archives Tour will feature private archives, city archives, and Harvard archives on three separate days. “This is […]

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NEDCC Summer Preservation Webinars

Posted by Amanda Gustin on June 28, 2011 in learning opportunities |

Heads up on these great webinars – one of them has an early-bird registration discount that ends today. Care and Handling of Scrapbooks Live online webinar When: Tuesday, July 19, 2011, 2 – 4 PM Cost: $95 ($80 Early-bird Registration) Early-bird discount available until Jun 28 – HURRY! An introduction to the structure of scrapbooks, […]

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Becoming 100 Artists at Once

Posted by Amanda Gustin on June 27, 2011 in potpourri |

I know I’ve mentioned TED talks before, but here’s a great new one from artist Shea Hembrey, about developing a diverse artistic style: How I Became 100 Artists

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Museums in the News

Posted by Amanda Gustin on June 19, 2011 in museums in the news |

Welcome to our weekly roundup of museums in the news! For Your iOS Enjoyment: Portland Art Museum’s Place-Based App (Portland Art Museum, Portland, Oregon) Inside Dearborn’s Henry Ford Museum (The Henry Ford, Dearborn, Michigan) Sensors flag environmental damage to art at the Met (Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York) Bin Laden sign heads […]

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Weekly Jobs Listing

Posted by Amanda Gustin on June 18, 2011 in jobs listings |

Welcome to our weekly jobs listing! As always, job announcements go up right away on their own page. Director of Education [The Maritime Museum at Norwalk]Director of Education, The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk The Maritime Aquarium is the second-largest cultural institution in Connecticut.   At a time of institutional renewal, the Aquarium seeks a senior […]

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Consulting

Posted by Amanda Gustin on June 17, 2011 in professional development |

Most of us, at some point or another, will consider life as an independent museum consultant. Linda Norris, of The Uncataloged Museum, wonders about that, and asks what’s next.

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Online Learning Reviews: The Brooklyn Children’s Museum

Posted by Victoria Myers on June 15, 2011 in tufts program news |

As mentioned, we’re doing occasional reviews of museum online learning opportunities written for the Spring 2012 class “Museums and Online Learning.” This author has preferred to remain anonymous. Brooklyn Children’s Museum’s Collections Central:  Useful, But Not Much Fun Isn’t it the mission of a children’s museum to make learning fun? If I were a teacher […]

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State and National Parks in Trouble

Posted by Amanda Gustin on June 15, 2011 in forum not temple |

Last week, I posted a roundup of great On Point episodes about museums, and last week they had one to add to the list: National and State Parks at the Crossroads

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Ranking Charities by Administrative Costs

Posted by Amanda Gustin on June 13, 2011 in forum not temple |

Interesting post from the Freakonomics blog about why ranking charities by their administrative costs is a bad idea. In short: nonprofits should be evaluated by mission, and how they’re fulfilling that mission. Obviously, careful frugality is important, but if you look solely at the numbers for overhead, you’re missing most of the picture. Those of […]

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