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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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