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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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