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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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Museums in the News: The Stanley Cup Roundup

Posted by Amanda Gustin on June 12, 2011 in museums in the news |

Welcome to our weekly museums in the news roundup! As everyone in Boston knows, the most important news is that the Bruins play tomorrow night to stay alive in the Stanley Cup Finals. Metropolitan Museum raising suggested admission fee (Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York) Museum receives $1 million (proposed US Marshals Museum, […]

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Weekly Jobs Listing

Posted by Amanda Gustin on June 11, 2011 in jobs listings |

Every week, we round up all the jobs posted and collect them here. Don’t forget, you can still get jobs as soon as they come out by checking the job announcements page. Museum Educator and Reservations Manager [Bruce Museum]Museum Educator and Reservations Manager, Full-time Bruce Museum Greenwich, Connecticut The Bruce Museum promotes the appreciation and […]

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Nonprofits Losting Tax Exemption

Posted by Amanda Gustin on June 10, 2011 in forum not temple |

Quick post of an article that caught my eye from the recent newsletter from the Center for the Future of Museums: 275,000 Groups Lose Tax Exemptions After Failing to File Paperwork With IRS The CFM estimates that’s about 1,000 museums. Some of those museums, of course, haven’t existed for years. You can actually see the […]

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Online Learning Reviews: Seattle Art Museum

Posted by Senem Bas on June 8, 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.” Seattle Art Museum Whenever I heard about the Seattle Art Museum (SAM), the first thing comes into my mind is the city of Seattle. I like Seattle! Although I have never visited it, by […]

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Making it Meaningful: Interpreting Unique Places and Experiences

Posted by Amanda Gustin on June 6, 2011 in professional development |

Passing this along to all who might be able to go – this workshop sounds amazing. One of the speakers is Kathleen McLean, co-author of the great new book The Convivial Museum. McLean and her co-author, Wendy Pollock, recently wrote about their work on Nina Simon’s Museum 2.0 blog. Here’s the summary; check out their […]

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Museums in the News: The Stanley Cup Roundup

Posted by Amanda Gustin on June 5, 2011 in museums in the news |

Welcome to our weekly museums in the news roundup! My favorite news item of the week:  Intrepid museum staffers beat soldiers, sailors and Marines in Fleet Week tug-of-war tourney. Blessing planned for Alaska Native remains at University of Alaska museum (University of Alaska Museum of the North, Fairbanks, Alaska) Hamas founder remembered in new museum […]

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Weekly Jobs Listing

Posted by Amanda Gustin on June 4, 2011 in jobs listings |

Welcome to our weekly jobs listing! As always, jobs go up immediately on their own page. This is just the weekly list of all that have been posted. Museum Manager [Children's Museum of Eastern Oregon]Museum Manager Overview: The Children’s Museum of Eastern Oregon is a not-for-profit play place, offering a wide range of educational exhibits […]

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NEMA Workshops in June

Posted by Amanda Gustin on June 3, 2011 in professional development |

A little bit of everything in these upcoming workshops from NEMA; enjoy! (Remember that there is a reduced student rate for registering.) Managing Projects: How to Keep One Step Ahead of your Project Thursday, June 9, 2011 Co-sponsored by the New England Conservation Association Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge, MA Registration Deadline: June 2, 2011 Beneath […]

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On Point Radio Museum Podcasts

Posted by Amanda Gustin on June 2, 2011 in learning opportunities, museums in the news |

I know I’m probably not the only NPR junkie out there. Listening to the radio is how I get most of my news. Probably my favorite NPR program, though, is Boston’s own On Point, hosted by Tom Ashbrooke. The program does two hours each day of thoughtful discussion on current events. It feels like eavesdropping […]

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Online Learning Reviews: The Isabella Stewart Gardner Collection

Posted by Amanda Gustin on June 1, 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. The Isabella Stewart Gardner Collection The Isabella Stewart Gardner collection is an amazing array of paintings, furniture, and sculpture, left just the way the late Isabella Gardner […]

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