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Month: October 2011 (page 2 of 5)

Artist-Endowed Foundations: An Emerging Force in Cultural Philanthropy

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 discussion will be followed by a reception. More information on the Harvard Art Museums website.

Panelists:
Charles C. Bergman, The Pollock-Krasner Foundation
Jack Coward, Roy Lichtenstein Foundation
Jack Flam, Dedalus Foundation (Robert Motherwell)
Carolyn Somers, Joan Mitchell Foundation
Christine J. Vincent, The Aspen Institute’s National Study of Artist-Endowed Foundations

Moderated by Marion R. Fremont-Smith, the Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations at Harvard University.

Presented by the Harvard Art Museums, the Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations at Harvard University, and the Department of History of Art & Architecture.

Roommate Sharing for NEMA

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 for more details.

Attending NEMA? Save the Date!

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.

Boston Emerging Museum Professionals Event

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 Otis House, from 6 to 8 p.m.
141 Cambridge St
Boston, MA 02114
There is limited on street parking near the Otis House. Nearby parking lots include Charles River Plaza, Boston Common Garage, and Government Center Garage.  The Otis House is also a short walk from MBTA stations: Charles Street/MGH, Bowdoin Square, Government Center, and North Station.
We’re also excited to welcome a guest speaker, Margo Smith, the in-house recruiter at the Museum of Science Boston. Make sure to bring extra copies of your resume and cover letter!
Registration for this event is free for AAM members, and new members can sign up here:
If you’re not on the Boston EMPs mailing list, email bostonemps[at]gmail[dot]com to be added.

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 Shuttle From New York

Peaceful Protesters Pepper Sprayed At The Smithsonian In D.C.

St. Louis City Museum: ‘Part Playground, Part Artist Pavilion’

Nazi-looted painting found in Swiss museum

Common cold forces Queen to cancel visit to British museum in London

Cambodia National Museum Needs Immediate Repairs

History of Kendall County housed in new museum

Museum’s new direction rankles some, excites others

Shelburne Museum announces $14M arts and education center

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