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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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?


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


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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