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Cambridgeport History Day

Posted by Amanda Gustin on September 30, 2011 in events |

If you don’t have Saturday afternoon plans yet, check this out. (Even if you do have plans, you might want to cancel them for this!) On Saturday, October 1, 2011, Cambridge will again celebrate Cambridgeport History Day, bringing people together and creating a sense of place and community through shared history and common stories. Dana […]

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Guy Fawkes Pub Night @ The Old State House

Posted by Amanda Gustin on September 28, 2011 in events, meetups |

Remember, remember the fifth of November… …because this year, The Old State House is throwing what sounds like an amazing Guy Fawkes Day party. Says Nathaniel Sheidly, Historian and Director of Public History at the Bostonian Society: The average pub might offer a pop-culture themed pub trivia quiz and the chance to talk about one’s […]

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Dealing With Your Cognitive Load

Posted by Amanda Gustin on September 28, 2011 in potpourri |

Ed Rodley, of the Museum of Science and the blog Thinking About Exhibits, has had a wonderful series of posts recently about “Dealing With Your Cognitive Load.” In a four-part series, he lays out the ways that information can come to you and how you can deal with it to make the most productive use […]

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Wild Apricot’s Nonprofit Webinars Roundup

Posted by Amanda Gustin on September 26, 2011 in free resources, learning opportunities |

Every month, Wild Apricot posts a great blog roundup of free nonprofit webinars. It’s a list well worth looking over; there’s usually something for everyone. If you can spare an hour or two each week, you can get some great education about nonprofit questions, many of which are directly applicable to museum work. Check out […]

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Museums in the News

Posted by Amanda Gustin on September 25, 2011 in museums in the news |

Welcome to our weekly roundup of museums in the news! Minneapolis Museum Agrees To Return Ancient Vase Opening Day For Barnes Museum in Philadelphia: Next May 19th Museum Admission as an Expression of Mission The V&A Museum Turned into a Living Room for London Design Week Museum to allow DNA tests for man who suspects he’s ex-PM […]

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Weekly Jobs Listing

Posted by Amanda Gustin on September 24, 2011 in jobs listings |

As always, this is just our Saturday roundup. Jobs go up as they arrive on their own announcements page. Registrar [New York Botanical Garden]THE NEW YORK BOTANICAL GARDEN Registrar The New York Botanical Garden, a National Historic Landmark and one of NYC’s premier cultural institutions, seeks a Registrar to join their Education department. The Registrar […]

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Family Learning Forum Videos

Posted by Amanda Gustin on September 23, 2011 in conferences |

If you didn’t get the chance to attend the USS Constitution Museum‘s wonderful One Size Fits All? conference last fall, fear not: they’ve uploaded videos of each presenter to their website. (If you’re not familiar with the Family Learning Forum website, then you really should be – it started off great and keeps getting better.) […]

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Sustaining Heritage, Sustaining Communities

Posted by Amanda Gustin on September 21, 2011 in conferences |

The Nichols House on Beacon Hill is planning a wonderful symposium on Friday, September 30 titled “Sustaining Heritage, Sustaining Communities.” To commemorate the 50th anniversary of its founding, the Nichols House Museum is pleased to present the symposium “Sustaining Heritage, Sustaining Communities: Museums and Historic Preservation in the 21st Century.” On September 30, 2011, five […]

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Museum Tech Meetup in Cambridge

Posted by Amanda Gustin on September 19, 2011 in meetups |

Heads up, everyone. On Wednesday, September 21, there will be a museum tech meetup at the Cambridge Brewing Company in Kendall Square. Organized by Ed Rodley, exhibit designer extraordinaire at the Boston Museum of Science, these have been held regularly for a few months now, and the reports are very good. Several Tufts students are […]

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Museums in the News

Posted by Amanda Gustin on September 18, 2011 in museums in the news |

Welcome to our weekly roundup of museums in the news. Edgar Allan Poe Museum in Baltimore could close Smithsonian develops technique to date silk items 1965 Film About Mr. Potter’s Museum of Curiosities Field Museum’s McCarter to retire Oakland museum cancels Palestinian kids’ war art Judge throws out lawsuit over Custer museum raids A Museum […]

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Weekly Job Listing

Posted by Amanda Gustin on September 17, 2011 in jobs listings |

Welcome to our weekly roundup of museum jobs. As always, check out jobs as they appear on their own page. Dierctor [Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery]Director, Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery Columbia University Reporting to the Executive Vice President of Arts and Sciences, the incumbent directs the activities and operations of […]

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Public History in 2036

Posted by Amanda Gustin on September 16, 2011 in conferences |

There’s a great conference out at UMass Amherst next weekend, September 23-24, taking a look at the future of the public history field. Nina Simon, author of The Participatory Museum and the blog Museum 2.0 will be doing a workshop on Saturday afternoon. Check out the program and registration information here. [PDF]

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Free Historic Sites around Boston

Posted by Amanda Gustin on September 16, 2011 in events |

I’ll copy this right from the National Trust for Historic Preservation, because they say it best. But the gist is that they gave $1 million to 14 Boston-area sites, and now those sites are opening up for free or reduced admission on Saturday, September 17. Got it? Now read more. Don’t miss Partners in Preservation […]

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NEMA Scholarship Deadlines Extended

Posted by Amanda Gustin on September 15, 2011 in conferences |

Heads up! The deadline to apply for scholarships for the 2011 NEMA Fall Conference has been extended to September 23. Learn more about the scholarships here, and more about the conference here.

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NEMA Fall Conference Poll

Posted by Amanda Gustin on September 14, 2011 in conferences |

Registration for the New England Museum Association fall conference is now open! Don’t forget to check out scholarships to help with your trip, and keep an eye on this blog – we’ll be coordinating some roommate situations for those of us who can’t swing the full cost. And now, a very scientific poll.

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Invisible Factors for Financial Sustainability

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

Quick post to say that I LOVE this post from GuideStar’s Trust blog about the unnoticed factors in building a nonprofit organization’s longterm financial sustainability. In short: make your organization good from the inside out, and you’ll be on solid footing to address challenges as they come. Top Revenue Builders for Nonprofits

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Museums in the News

Posted by Amanda Gustin on September 11, 2011 in museums in the news |

Welcome to our weekly museums in the news roundup. Man in dark coat and hat steals 8-foot whale tooth from Norwegian museum Friends, family recall ‘heart and soul’ of Motown Museum Greek police recover stolen Rubens painting Benghazi museum shows scars, triumphs of Libya revolt Brian Selznick is ‘Wonderstruck’ by novel and movie Videogame History […]

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Weekly Jobs Roundup

Posted by Amanda Gustin on September 10, 2011 in jobs listings |

Welcome to our weekly listing of jobs here on the TMSB. As always, jobs go up immediately on their own page – this is just a regular heads-up. Digital Archives Assistant [Cambridge Historical Society]Digital Archives Assistant The Cambridge Historical Society seeks a highly organized and self-motivated individual to fill the part-time grant-funded position of Digital […]

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What do free muffins and museums have in common?

Posted by Amanda Gustin on September 9, 2011 in forum not temple, potpourri |

I ask you, faithful readers: what do you think free muffins and museums have in common? Your answer: both have an endowment. At the Empire Grill in Skowhegan, Maine, one customer each day is given a free muffin before noon. Sure, you think – restaurants must comp food all the time. What makes this different? […]

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Looking Forward: Preservation in New England in the Twenty-First Century

Posted by Amanda Gustin on September 7, 2011 in conferences |

Very interesting-looking symposium being hosted by Historic New England – let us know if you’re going to register, and we can figure out a carpooling arrangement! Looking Forward: Preservation in New England in the Twenty-First Century Saturday, October 1 Roger Williams University Bristol, Rhode Island Join a new generation of preservationists as they articulate a […]

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NEMA Fall Conference

Posted by Amanda Gustin on September 5, 2011 in conferences |

Heads up, everyone! The New England Museum Association’s fall conference will be held in Hartford, Connecticut from November 16-18. It promises to be a fascinating, fun time. The theme is “Museums in the Mirror: Reflecting Relevance in a Diverse Society.” For those of us who are poor grad students, NEMA offers scholarships – and the […]

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Museums in the News

Posted by Amanda Gustin on September 4, 2011 in museums in the news |

Welcome to our weekly roundup of museums in the news! Ukraine Is Building A Museum Dedicated To Pork Fat Jackson family talks about Michael, plans for park, museum Champaign teacher brings insight back from U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum End of state funding imperils UNLV’s Barrick Museum The Fate of Museum Ships During a Recession The […]

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AASLH Professional Development Resources

Posted by Amanda Gustin on September 2, 2011 in professional development |

I’ve been recently informed about some really great professional development resources put together by the AASLH’s Professional Development committee that you’ll want to check out. Basic overview is here: Careers for History Professionals There’s a good (though short) bibliography, some good thoughtful information about public history education, and some questions to consider about your career […]

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Rhizome and the Digital Age

Posted by Zoe Salditch on September 1, 2011 in collections, learning opportunities |

Welcome to a new guest poster, Zoe Salditch, who turned her Tufts internship into a full-time job at Rhizome! In this day and age, our cultural artifacts are increasingly born-digital. Your papers, for example, are no longer hand written, ink on paper objects but instead a .doc file saved on your computer’s hard drive. For […]

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