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Museums in the News

Posted by Amanda Gustin on October 30, 2011 in museums in the news |

Welcome to our weekly roundup of museums in the news – sorry this is going up a little bit later than usual! Ground Broken For New Benj. Franklin Museum In Old City Philadelphia Ceredigion Museum gives away vintage clothes collection Buttermilk makes debut at Heritage Farmstead Museum The return of the Rose Art Museum Wal-Mart gives […]

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Museums in the Movies: The Thomas Crown Affair

Posted by Amanda Gustin on October 28, 2011 in museums in the movies |

We’re going to try an occasional series here of posting fun clips of museums in the movies. Today’s is from my personal favorite museum movie of all time: the 1999 remake of The Thomas Crown Affair. For those of you who haven’t seen the movie, you really need to. It’s about an art heist at […]

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Tales and Ales from Historic New England

Posted by Sarah Margerum on October 24, 2011 in event reviews |

Certificate students Sarah Margerum brings us this review of a recent museum event. If you’d like to review museum events for the Tufts blog, drop us a line in the comments! This past Saturday, October 8, Historic New England hosted Tales and Ales, a fun-filled evening of food, ale, and learning about the sordid side […]

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Museums in the News

Posted by Amanda Gustin on October 23, 2011 in museums in the news |

Welcome to our roundup of museums in the news! Occupy Wall Street Movement Declares War on NYC Museums as “Temples of Cultural Elitism” Army Museum’s Morbid Oddities Resettled in Maryland Museum unconvinced by new Van Gogh death theory History museum must leave Everett’s Carnegie Building, but has few options Museum to tell tales of forgotten […]

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Weekly Jobs Listing

Posted by Amanda Gustin on October 22, 2011 in jobs listings |

Welcome to our weekly roundup of new job postings. As always, jobs go up right away on their own page. Project Manager [Jean Efron Art Consultants, LLC]Project Manager Combine your passion for contemporary art with your business acumen. Jean Efron Art Consultants LLC, a corporate art advisory firm, is seeking a Project Manager for the […]

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Artist-Endowed Foundations: An Emerging Force in Cultural Philanthropy

Posted by Amanda Gustin on October 21, 2011 in events, learning opportunities |

Panel Discussion and Reception Artist-Endowed Foundations: An Emerging Force in Cultural Philanthropy Tuesday, November 8, 2011, 4–6:30pm Arthur M. Sackler Museum, 485 Broadway, Cambridge Please join us for a groundbreaking panel discussion on the emerging role of artist-endowed foundations as a force in cultural philanthropy and in stewarding America’s postwar and contemporary art patrimony. The […]

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Roommate Sharing for NEMA

Posted by Amanda Gustin on October 20, 2011 in conferences, tufts program news |

Are you going to NEMA? Do you need a hotel room? The conference hotel, the Hilton Hartford, has sold out, but a number of Tufts Museum Studies students are working on room-sharing agreements at a nearby hotel. If you are planning on going to NEMA but hesitant about hotel fees, let us know. Email amanda.gustin[at]gmail[dot]com […]

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Attending NEMA? Save the Date!

Posted by Amanda Gustin on October 18, 2011 in conferences |

The Connecticut Museum Educators Roundtable is hosting an evening cocktail hour on Wednesday, November 16, during the NEMA Fall Conference. See the Save the Date below for details.

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Boston Emerging Museum Professionals Event

Posted by Amanda Gustin on October 17, 2011 in boston emps |

On Wednesday October 19, EMPs across the country will gather for a national workshop to build essential resume-writing skills. This is a terrific chance to learn practical tips on communicating your professional strengths, refining your cover letter, and standing out as you start your career. Our event will be hosted by Historic New England at the […]

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Museums in the News

Posted by Amanda Gustin on October 16, 2011 in museums in the news |

Welcome to our second year of museums in the news! MOM Takes Manhattan: The First Museum of Motherhood Opens Please Chime In: The Challenges and Opportunities of Participatory Culture Detroit Science Center: $5 million in emergency donations needed to reopen £100m masterpieces stolen from French museum ‘crushed by rubbish truck’ Ohioans Want to Pry Space […]

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Weekly Jobs Listing

Posted by Amanda Gustin on October 15, 2011 in jobs listings |

Welcome to our weekly jobs roundup. Check out the job announcements page to see these as they go up. Education Coordinator [Highfield Hall]Education Coordinator Highfield Hall, an historic site and cultural center on Cape Cod, is looking for a creative and enthusiastic educator to serve as the next member of our growing staff. This is […]

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Introduction to Decorative Arts at Historic New England

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

Historic New England is opening up their collections storage area and giving a half-day class on decorative arts on October 29, 2011. It sounds terrific, and there’s an affordable special rate for students. If you attend, let us know! Learn about decorative arts from Historic New England’s experts during an in-depth workshop. Curators lecture on […]

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Museum Admission Fees

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

Over the summer, the Metropolitan Museum of Art raised its suggested admission donation to $25. The Museum of Modern Art and our own Boston Museum of Fine Arts have followed suit. The moves have sparked a number of articles both for and against, and this one from the Art Newspaper website is by far the […]

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Tufts Internship Orientation Meeting

Posted by Amanda Gustin on October 11, 2011 in tufts internships, tufts program news |

Tomorrow night, and don’t miss it if you want to get started on your internship and complete your Tufts degree! Details below. Museum Studies Internship Orientation Session Wednesday, October 12, 5:15 – 6:15 p.m. Tisch Library, Room 304 All students who plan to start internships in the spring or who want a jumpstart on summer internships must […]

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The New Media Consortium Horizon Report

Posted by Amanda Gustin on October 10, 2011 in future of museums, technology |

The New Media Consortium, which produces the Horizon Report, is compiling information for its 2011 Museum Edition. If you’re not familiar with the report, you should be! The Horizon Report is a good, succinct overview of emerging technologies in various fields. They categorize innovations by their “horizon” – how soon it will be before a […]

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Museums in the News

Posted by Amanda Gustin on October 9, 2011 in museums in the news |

Welcome to our weekly museums in the news roundup. You might all be interested to know that this is post #52 of Museums in the News, making it officially one year old. We hope it’s been educational and useful for you to follow along as we report the whacky and the thought-provoking in the wider […]

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Weekly Jobs Listing

Posted by Amanda Gustin on October 8, 2011 in jobs listings |

Welcome to our weekly roundup of museum jobs. As always, jobs go up right away on their own page. Associate Museum Educator [Metropolitan Museum of Art]ASSISTANT/ASSOCIATE MUSEUM EDUCATOR Education Department The Metropolitan Museum of Art The Metropolitan Museum of Art, one of the world’s finest museums, is seeking an Assistant/Associate Museum Educator in the Education […]

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NEMA YEP Birthday Party

Posted by Amanda Gustin on October 7, 2011 in boston emps, events |

The New England Museum Association’s Young Emerging Professionals Professional Affinity Group (that’s NEMA’s YEP PAG, if you prefer acronyms) is turning one year old this fall. To celebrate, they’re having a book club session, some fabulous speakers, and cupcakes. Sound awesome? Read on. Book Club Second Meeting and YEPs Birthday Party When: Wednesday, November 9, […]

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NEMA 2011 Early Bird Registration

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

Copying this over directly from NEMA themselves. Don’t delay! The early-bird deadline is Friday, October 7th! Sometimes it’s OK to procrastinate. When it’s a beautiful Saturday and you’d rather sunbathe than clean house for company. When you’re on your way to dinner at your in-laws and you’d rather take the back roads. When your desk […]

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Meet the Hooper-Lee-Nichols House

Posted by Sarah Margerum on October 3, 2011 in events |

New guest poster: Sarah Margerum is a certificate student at Tufts, and a volunteer at the Cambridge Historical Society. Meet the Hooper-Lee-Nichols House: I know, it’s a mouth full, but that’s what happens when a house has been around since 1685 – it passes through quite a few hands. The Hooper-Lee-Nichols House at 159 Brattle […]

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Museums in the News

Posted by Amanda Gustin on October 2, 2011 in museums in the news |

Welcome to our weekly roundup of news articles about the museum world! Metropolitan Museum Unveils Revamped Web Site Portland’s International Cryptozoology Museum to get a bigger home Google & The Israel Museum Put Dead Sea Scrolls Online Boston museum returns Hercules bust to Turkey Museum Moves Beyond Its Walls New Skirmishes Among Metropolitan Museum Vendors […]

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Weekly Job Listing

Posted by Amanda Gustin on October 1, 2011 in jobs listings |

Welcome to our weekly job listing. As always, jobs appear immediately on their own page. This is just the roundup. Exhibit Designer [Oregon Museum of Science and Industry]The Oregon Museum of Science & Industry in Portland, OR seeks an Exhibit Designer The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry is seeking a full-time Exhibit Designer that […]

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