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Museums in the News

Posted by Amanda Gustin on July 31, 2011 in museums in the news |

Welcome to our weekly roundup of museums in the news! Vt.’s Shelburne Museum hosts circus-palooza Anacostia Community Museum Attempts Record-Breaking Ring Shout At MoMA, A Blog Becomes a Show Conan O’Brien Unveils ‘The Museum Of Conan Art’ At San Diego Comic-Con Day Tripper: Museum Without Walls Scavenger hunts at museums turn into whodunits A Visual […]

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Weekly Jobs Listing

Posted by Amanda Gustin on July 30, 2011 in jobs listings |

Welcome to our weekly roundup of job posts. As always, jobs go up immediately on their own page. Education Director [Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum]Education Director, Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum Lead education and events program for the oldest house in New York City Utilize existing programming and curriculum to bring history alive for NYC school children Job description […]

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Blue Avocado

Posted by Amanda Gustin on July 29, 2011 in forum not temple, free resources, professional development |

Some thoughtful reading for you going into the weekend. Blue Avocado is a very thoughtful newsletter/magazine/blog dedicated to solving issues in nonprofits. They tend to focus on “community organizations” but their advice is practical, timely, and spot-on for museums as well. Enjoy, and hopefully you are all now craving guacamole right along with me…

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Awesome Tufts Internships

Posted by Amanda Gustin on July 27, 2011 in tufts internships |

Shannon Foley is finishing up her Museum Studies certificate with this terrific internship way out on the left coast: My internship at the San Diego History Center starts next week. A large bulk of my internship will consist of me helping the museum create accessible tours and programs for disabled visitors. I will also be […]

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Using Historic Places

Posted by Amanda Gustin on July 26, 2011 in forum not temple |

I’m sure many of you have heard about the Month at a Museum program that the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago does. Last year was a big success, and they’re going ahead with a second program this year. I don’t know about the rest of you, but this hits all the museum-loving buttons […]

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Weekly Jobs Listing

Posted by Amanda Gustin on July 23, 2011 in jobs listings |

Welcome to our weekly listing of museum jobs. As always, jobs are posted immediately on their own page. Director of Educational Programming [Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum]DIRECTOR OF EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS Under the general direction of the Executive Director, the Director of Educational Programs leads the management, development, evaluation and delivery of all public and educational programs […]

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Stanford Social Innovation Review

Posted by Amanda Gustin on July 22, 2011 in free resources, professional development |

I know you’re all keeping busy this summer with internships, summer jobs, and beating the heat, but surely we all have some time for edifying reading, right? The Stanford Social Innovation Review is a really great magazine with a great deal of application for museums. It focuses on just what it says – innovative ways […]

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Awesome Tufts Internships

Posted by Amanda Gustin on July 20, 2011 in tufts internships |

Kristin Powers is finishing up her Museum Studies certificate with this fantastic internship: Kristin Powers is the Public Relations/Marketing and Exhibits intern at the Cambridge Historical Society. A graphic designer by trade, Kristin is working with the staff of CHS, housed in the Hooper-Lee-Nichols House, a 17th and 18th century Tory mansion, to get the […]

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NEMA Workshop: Social Media as a Tool for Academic Engagement

Posted by Amanda Gustin on July 18, 2011 in professional development |

From a NEMA bulletin; this one looks like a really interesting take on an issue (social media) that’s getting a lot of press lately. Campus Connection: Social Media as a Tool for Academic Engagement Thursday, August 11, 2011 9:30 am – 4:00 pm Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, MA Registration Deadline: August 4, 2011Register Online […]

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Museums in the News: The Heat Wave Roundup

Posted by Amanda Gustin on July 17, 2011 in museums in the news |

Welcome to our weekly Museums in the News roundup! File This Under WTF: The Museum of Non-Visible Art Exhibit turns up a mate for rare Civil War quilt Arm museum guards to prevent looting, says professor Wichita Art Museum birthday party draws a big crowd Museum Of Celebrity Leftovers Collects Star-Touched Crumbs Shuttle Program’s Next […]

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Weekly Jobs Listing

Posted by Amanda Gustin on July 16, 2011 in jobs listings |

Welcome to our weekly job listing. As always, job announcements go up immediately on their own page. Early Childhood Coordinator [Golisano Children's Museum]*Early Childhood Coordinator* The Golisano Children¹s Museum of Naples is currently recruiting an Early Childhood Coordinator. The Early Childhood Coordinator is responsible for developing, leading, overseeing, and evaluating a variety of inte… Science […]

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An Interview with Historypin Founder Nick Stanhope

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

Nick Stanhope, CEO of We Are What We Do and the founder/creator of Historypin, was kind enough to take some time out of his busy schedule of press promotion this week to talk to me about Historypin, and how he see it working with museums and archives. He has some really interesting ideas about how […]

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Best Exhibitions in America This Summer?

Posted by Amanda Gustin on July 14, 2011 in Uncategorized |

The Attic, our sibling blog over at the University of Leicester’s Museum Studies program, wants to know if anyone has suggestions for exhibitions and museums to see in the US this summer. Go, let them know about all the great stuff that we’re doing this side of the pond!

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Historypin Review

Posted by Amanda Gustin on July 13, 2011 in potpourri |

So on Monday we announced the launch of Historypin, a really interesting new interactive history project. Users from all over the world can share digital content – stories, videos, photos – by “pinning” it to the Google Maps interface. Today we’ll have a quick review/overview of the nuts and bolts of the project, and then […]

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Awesome Tufts Internships

Posted by Amanda Gustin on July 13, 2011 in tufts internships |

After an inexcusably long hiatus, we’re back with more Awesome Tufts Internships ™. Today we hear from Alexandra van den Berg, who is going into her second year in the History and Museum Studies MA degree. She wrote to us back in June, so she’s already moved on to the second portion of her internship […]

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NEA & NEH Funding

Posted by Amanda Gustin on July 12, 2011 in Uncategorized |

The AASLH, on top of things as always, has made it very easy to write in to your congressperson about the recent slash in funding for both the NEA and NEH: AASLH is a proud member of the National Humanities Alliance, and we are asking you to please write your Members of Congress and ask […]

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Historypin Launches

Posted by Amanda Gustin on July 11, 2011 in forum not temple, free resources |

Get excited, because this is really, really cool, and it launches today. Historypin is a website that enables users to upload their own historical content – of any kind – and then tag it on Google Maps. It is then geo-cached and dated. You can layer historical streetviews over existing streetviews – or see the […]

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Museums in the News: The Summertime Edition

Posted by Amanda Gustin on July 10, 2011 in museums in the news |

Welcome to our weekly museums in the news roundup! New York Museum Unveils Gaming Event The Tangier museum offers unique look at island A Welcome Mat? Not Always ANNE WILKES TUCKER: Curator of Photography, Museum of Fine Arts Houston Was Fort Worth museum’s statue hiding sordid sales history? ’17 Swedish Designers’ exhibit at Nordic Heritage […]

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Weekly Jobs Listing

Posted by Amanda Gustin on July 9, 2011 in jobs listings |

You know the drill by now, but: job announcements always go up on their own page, and this is just a weekly roundup. Vice President, Education and Family Learning [Please Touch Museum]Please Touch Museum® Position Description Vice President Education & family learning** (**Universal Requirements for Vice Presidents noted immediately following Position Description) Reports To: Ex… […]

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Museum Advocacy

Posted by Amanda Gustin on July 8, 2011 in Uncategorized |

This seems sadly apropos for a week in which funding for the NEA and NEH has been cut again. AAM is doing two free museum advocacy webinars next week. Two FREE Upcoming Advocacy Programs – July 12 and July 13 AAM will offer two FREE programs next week, and we invite you to participate: August […]

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NEDCC’s Preservation 101 Online Course

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

From NEDCC comes a really interesting-looking online course in the basics of preservation. At only $600, it’s actually relatively inexpensive in the grand scheme of things: Preservation 101: Preservation Basics for Paper and Media Collections The Online, Instructor-led Course Course Dates: January 12, 2012 – July 20, 2012 Registration Deadline: December 30, 2011 Course size […]

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Free Fundraising Webinar Series

Posted by Amanda Gustin on July 5, 2011 in free resources, professional development |

Okay, I get that fundraising and development isn’t everyone’s favorite topic in the nonprofit world, but it’s crucially important, especially in this day and age. AAM has partnered up with Alexander Haas fundraising counselors to present a series of three free webinars about how fundraising and development are changing for the years ahead. There’s a […]

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Museums in the News: The Independence Day Roundup

Posted by Amanda Gustin on July 3, 2011 in museums in the news |

Welcome to our weekly museums in thew news roundup! Museum of Fine Arts reaches restitution deal to keep painting Museum Center: Would you vote for another levy? Smithsonian American History Museum to Have a New Leader Bruce Lee Museum Put on Hold Seattle history museum buys storage warehouse British Museum remains UK’s top attraction for […]

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Weekly Job Listing

Posted by Amanda Gustin on July 2, 2011 in jobs listings |

Quite a few jobs to post this week as I catch up on backlog. As always, posts go up immediately in their own section. School Parternship Educator [Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum]Title:                                School Partnership Educator Department:           […]

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Alternative Academic Careers for Humanities Scholars

Posted by Amanda Gustin on July 1, 2011 in professional development |

Public Historian, which is a great but seldom-updated blog, has linked today to a really fascinating new media commons project in which various contributors talk about their work and their intellectual pursuits – and how you can make a good career out of the things you love. It promises to be a fascinating and useful […]

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