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SNAFUs

Posted by Amanda Gustin on August 31, 2011 in admin post |

So sorry for the Hurricane Irene-related snafus over the weekend. The Museums in the News and Jobs Listing posts are now fully updated, so go check them out!

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Museums in the News

Posted by Amanda Gustin on August 28, 2011 in museums in the news |

Welcome to our weekly roundup of museum news articles! Improv Everywhere teams with Guggenheim Museum to encourage New Yorkers to “Say Something Nice” A Pharaoh Lords Over a Museum Vt. museum to search for War of 1812 shipyard BRIMS set to close doors permanently “A Song for the Horse Nation” Gallops into Washington Bulgaria Opening […]

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Weekly Jobs Listing

Posted by Amanda Gustin on August 27, 2011 in jobs listings |

Welcome to our weekly listing of new jobs posted. As always, jobs go up immediately on their own page, so check there first. Staff Curator [US Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs]The U.S. Department of the Interior, Indian Affairs has a job posting for a Staff Curator, GS-13. This is NOT an entry-level […]

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Hurricane Irene Prep

Posted by Amanda Gustin on August 26, 2011 in learning opportunities |

We interrupt our regularly scheduled posting to bring you a roundup of emergency preparedness links, in anticipation of Hurricane Irene this weekend. Even if she fizzles out (which certain of us would really appreciate, ok, Irene?), it’s good to be prepared, and to learn about helping your museum be prepared. The NEDCC, always prepared, sent […]

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NEDCC Care of Paintings Workshop

Posted by Amanda Gustin on August 25, 2011 in learning opportunities |

With a hat tip to Tufts Instructor Margherita Desy for pointing this out to us, the hopeful conservators and curators among you should go check out this workshop! Care of Paintings Workshop October 5, 2011 Workshop Location: Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, MA ______________________________ NEDCC’s Care of Paintings workshop is part of a collaborative program with […]

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New England Forests Exhibit At the Harvard Museum of Natural History

Posted by Oren Bendavid-Val on August 24, 2011 in exhibit reviews |

We have a new voice here at the TMSB. Oren is in the Museum Education MA program and he brings us a great review of a new exhibit. If you’d like to write an exhibit review and post it here, we’re happy to have it! Just write me directly – amanda.gustin[at]tufts[dot]edu. They don’t make museums […]

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Advice for Nonprofit Leaders

Posted by Amanda Gustin on August 22, 2011 in professional development |

The Chronicle of Philanthropy – which is a great source of information if you’re not already checking it out regularly – has a good blog post up with advice from nonprofit leaders about finance. Some good, solid stuff in there. Check it out.

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Museums in the News

Posted by Amanda Gustin on August 21, 2011 in museums in the news |

Welcome to our weekly roundup of museums in the news! So sorry to have missed last week; we’ll try to make up for it with this week’s selections. Police: Woman Attacks Art At DC Museum Again Dutch city settles on looted Jan Steen painting Nitrate negatives – museum to copy, destroy unsafe items Archive Of […]

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Weekly Jobs Listing

Posted by Amanda Gustin on August 20, 2011 in jobs listings |

Welcome to our weekly roundup of job listings. As always, job announcements are posted on their own page regularly. This is just the weekly roundup. Public Programs Coordinator [Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art]PUBLIC PROGRAMS COORDINATOR – CHEEKWOOD BOTANICAL GARDEN & MUSEUM OF >ART, NASHVILLE, TN > > >Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of […]

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NEDCC Fundamentals of Digitization Series

Posted by Amanda Gustin on August 19, 2011 in learning opportunities |

This is a great course of instruction offered fairly inexpensively by one of the best institutions in New England. What’s not to love? Register Now for NEDCC’s Fall 2011 FUNDAMENTALS OF DIGITIZATION WEBINAR SERIES Thursday, September 22 INTRODUCTION TO IMAGE CAPTURE Tuesday, September 27 DIGITAL PROJECT PLANNING Tuesday, October 18 METADATA Tuesday, October 25 SUSTAINABLE […]

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Boston Emerging Museum Professionals Meetup

Posted by Amanda Gustin on August 18, 2011 in boston emps |

Heads up on this potentially very fun evening! Our next event will be Tuesday, August 30th at 6pm. We’ll be getting a behind the scenes look at the Bostonian Society’s Old State House with staff from the collections department and then heading to a bar nearby in Faneuil Hall or Downtown Crossing. To RSVP, please email BostonEMPs[at]gmail[dot]com

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Center for the Future of Museums

Posted by Amanda Gustin on August 17, 2011 in future of museums |

We’ve posted about this before, but I just finished reading my weekly newsletter from the CFM and thought that a reminder would be in order. If you are not yet following the work of the AAM’s Center for the Future of Museums, you really should be. This great group of people – check out this […]

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A Strategic Plan for Your Career

Posted by Amanda Gustin on August 15, 2011 in professional development |

Do you have a strategic plan for your museum career? Lots of museums have five or ten year strategic plans, but have you ever thought of doing one for yourself? At the very least, some goals and timeframes will help you aim for where you want to be. Linda Norris, an independent museum consultant and […]

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The Missing Piece Documentary

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

August 21, 2011 is the 100 year anniversary of the famous theft of the Mona Lisa from the Louvre in Paris. The painting disappeared for two years, stolen by Italian artist Vincenzo Peruggia. Joe Medeiros is a comedic writer who has been obsessed with the theft for most of his life, and to commemorate the […]

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Fall Semester Approaching Fast

Posted by Amanda Gustin on August 10, 2011 in Uncategorized |

Heads up everyone: a month from yesterday is the first day of classes for the Fall 2012 semester at Tufts University. Those students I’ve been hearing from haven’t been resting on their laurels this summer – the Tufts Museum Studies program has been venturing hither and yon, coast to coast, north to south in pursuit […]

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Crowdsourcing History

Posted by Amanda Gustin on August 8, 2011 in forum not temple |

Nice and timely, two very interesting and very different ways in which museums and archives are crowdsourcing their materials. In case you’ve never heard of it, “crowdsourcing” is a term used to refer to the placement of a task – or more usually a very large series of tasks – in front of an audience, […]

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Museums in the News

Posted by Amanda Gustin on August 7, 2011 in museums in the news |

Welcome to our weekly roundup of museums in the news! Walmart Donates $20M to Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art to Sponsor Admission Atheist Group Wants 9/11 Cross Removed from Museum Chicago museum’s unearthed Soviet posters a diary of war Schwarzenegger museum opens Met Museum to send 19 artifacts to Egypt next week Connecticut Trolley […]

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The Met and the Encyclopedic Museum

Posted by Amanda Gustin on August 5, 2011 in forum not temple |

New York Times art critic Holland Cotter seems to be arguing for the death of the encylcopedic museum. What do you think?

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Satire and the Museum

Posted by Amanda Gustin on August 3, 2011 in forum not temple, potpourri |

The always-interesting blog Asking Audiences, which is the voice of Slover-Linett Strategies, has a good response to the recent Onion article that cleverly (and painfully!) characterizes art museums as “art jails.” The Onion’s art museum joke is worth taking seriously

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Seeing Through Touch

Posted by Amanda Gustin on August 2, 2011 in potpourri |

Some lovely historic photographs for you of an innovative educational program at the Sunderland Museum. It would never, ever fly today. You’ll see why.

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