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Art or Toy?

Posted by Sarah Margerum on November 28, 2011 in exhibit reviews |

Last week, I visited the MFA with my friend and her five month old son, Lucas. We’re doing our part to create a museum advocate of the future. Lucas was especially engaged in the Linde Family Wing for Contemporary Art. He remained content for a surprising amount of time, simply looking at all of the […]

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Museums in the News

Posted by Amanda Gustin on November 27, 2011 in museums in the news |

Sorry this is so late; blame the Atlanta airport, whose wifi wanted nothing to do with my laptop this morning. Lewis County museum votes to lay off paid staff Minnesota museum and town revel in Spam An $85 million endowment? The Still Museum can bank on that Can a Museum Rewrite Art History? 9/11 Museum […]

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Other Job Sites

Posted by Amanda Gustin on November 26, 2011 in jobs listings |

While I’m secure in the knowledge that the Tufts Museum Studies Blog is among your favorite places to check for museum info and new job postings (and if it isn’t, don’t ruin my post-turkey buzz), there are some other great websites you can check to see new open jobs in the museum world. HistPres – […]

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Help Plimoth Plantation

Posted by Amanda Gustin on November 24, 2011 in museums in the news |

Happy Thanksgiving to those who are celebrating today! Museum professionals and students aren’t exactly two crowds known for having lots of extra money, but if you can spare anything, Plimoth Plantation needs your help. On Saturday, November 19, the Francis Cooke house at the living history museum burned down during a hearth cooking demonstration. Those […]

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Here and There: Holiday Fun, Museum-Style

Posted by Sarah Margerum on November 21, 2011 in events |

Thanksgiving break is almost here and it’s time to start planning special holiday activities. I’ve done the research for you and narrowed it down to the six most promising events of the season. Please see museum websites for further details. 1. Christmas by Candlelight at Old Sturbridge Village Friday, Saturday and Sunday, December 2-4, 9-11 […]

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Museums in the News

Posted by Amanda Gustin on November 20, 2011 in museums in the news |

Welcome to our weekly recap of news articles about museums. Enjoy! Taiwan museum says fake copies of treasured Buddhist scripture sold to buyers in China How Alice Walton’s Crystal Bridges Exposes The Foolishness Of Occupy Wall Street Daniel Rubin: Philadelphia race car museum up for international award Children’s Books: Days and Nights at the Museum […]

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Weekly Jobs Listing

Posted by Amanda Gustin on November 19, 2011 in jobs listings |

Welcome to our weekly jobs roundup. As always, jobs go up immediately on their own page. Museum Educator [Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center]Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center full & P-T positions The Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center (SEEC) is a unique museum-based early childhood program located on the Smithsonian Mall in Washington, DC. We are seeking enthusiastic, experience… […]

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NEMA Day 2

Posted by Amanda Gustin on November 17, 2011 in conferences |

Hello from Day 2 of the New England Museum Association annual conference! Today featured the opening of the 54-booth Exhibit Hall, the Professional Affinity Group luncheon, and more great sessions than you can shake a stick at. Tonight, still to come, we have an evening hors d’oeuvres hour in the Exhibit Hall and four exciting […]

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NEMA 2011

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

Hello from Hartford! Tufts is out in force today, and tonight is the Newcomers Reception, which we sponsor. So far a great day with fascinating sessions as always – we’ll have a full report with multiple perspectives tonight (aka don’t room with me at conferences, I will make you blog). In the meantime, have a […]

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Here and There: The Real Housewife of Beacon Hill

Posted by Sarah Margerum on November 14, 2011 in events |

Find out about exciting local exhibitions and programs that make a connection with “Here and There.” Here: First, attend Historic New England’s “Women of Beacon Hill” walking tour, dedicated to four centuries of fascinating women. The tour features a diverse group of women activists, educators, and philanthropists, including Hepzibah Swan. The group visits the exterior […]

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Museums in the News

Posted by Amanda Gustin on November 13, 2011 in museums in the news |

Welcome to our weekly museums in the news roundup! NYC museum celebrates navy yard’s history Private museum a reflection of China’s growing prosperity Boston Tea Party Museum cuts out local sculptors Brooklyn museum known for stirring controversy will show film of ants crawling on crucifix The Blue and Gray: North Alabama Civil War museum home […]

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Weekly Jobs Listing

Posted by Amanda Gustin on November 12, 2011 in jobs listings |

Welcome to our weekly job roundup. As always, jobs go up immediately on our separate page. Volunteer Positions [Waterworks Museum]The Waterworks Museum, which showcases the engineering, public health, and architectural history involved in the Chestnut Hill Reservoir and pumping station, seeks volunteers for a variety of positions. Volunteers are crucial to the success of th… […]

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House of Mirth – House of Codman from Historic New England

Posted by Sarah Margerum on November 10, 2011 in event reviews |

I finally fulfilled my goal of visiting Historic New England’s Codman Estate by attending the intriguing “House of Mirth – House of Codman” program on October 16. The program featured two illustrated lectures and an abridged house tour. Originally built around 1740, five generations of the Codman family inhabited this home and referred to it […]

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Experimonth

Posted by Amanda Gustin on November 9, 2011 in technology |

Margaret Aiken, Program Developer, Lifelong Learning at the Science Museum of Minnesota and M.A. Museum Education (G’10), invites museum studies students to get involved in Experimonth, a month-long blogging experiment that brings an artist, a scientist, and citizens together to use data and observation to make meaning. Experimonth is a program that was created at […]

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Here and There: Ancient Life and Love

Posted by Sarah Margerum on November 8, 2011 in events |

Find out about exciting local exhibitions and programs that make a connection with “Here and There.” Here: First, encounter remnants of everyday life in the shadow of Mount Vesuvius in “A Day in Pompeii,” at the Museum of Science. There: Next, head up to the peak of Mount Olympus and spend some time among the […]

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Emergency Preparedness Summit at NEMA 2011

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

Hot off the presses, and this sounds really interesting (though I have an admitted fascination with disaster preparedness). As a recognized leader in the field of emergency preparedness for cultural institutions, the New England Museum Association and COSTEP-MA (Coordinated Statewide Emergency Preparedness for Massachusetts) invite you to a special ‘summit meeting’ of professionals from all […]

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Weekly Jobs Listing

Posted by Amanda Gustin on November 5, 2011 in jobs listings |

Welcome to our weekly roundup of jobs posted. As always, jobs go up immediately on their own page, here. Part-Time Science Educator [Brooklyn Children's Museum]P-T Science Educator Brooklyn Children’s Museum (Immediate, temp position) Position/BCM Title:  Science Educator (Part Time Temporary) Department:   Education Supervisor:    School Programs Manager Requirements: BA degree in science … Arts […]

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Museums in the Movies: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

Posted by Amanda Gustin on November 4, 2011 in museums in the movies |

Continuing our fun series of museums featured in the movies, here’s a clip from the classic 1986 movie Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. Ferris, his girlfriend Sloane, and his best friend Cameron, skip a day of school and cruise around Chicago. Hijinks ensue. This scene, set at the Art Institute of Chicago, is especially wonderful.

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Beauty as Duty at the MFA

Posted by Sarah Margerum on November 3, 2011 in exhibit reviews |

Imagine that each person in your family has 36 coupons per year as a clothing allowance. A coat might require fifteen coupons, while a scarf might require 2 coupons. How far can you stretch those coupons? What do you do if a clothing item gets damaged? What do you do when children grow out of […]

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Victorian Summer School

Posted by Amanda Gustin on November 2, 2011 in learning opportunities |

The Victorian Society in America Summer Schools: Newport, RI, and London, England STUDIES IN ARCHITECTURE, DECORATIVE & FINE ARTS, DESIGN AND LANDSCAPE, LONDON July 1 – July 15, 2012 Course leader Ian Cox, Director of the London Art Course at Christie’s Education, and a distinguished roster of scholars and museum experts provide an exhaustive survey […]

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Free Webinars from AASLH

Posted by Amanda Gustin on November 1, 2011 in free resources, learning opportunities |

Copying this one right over from their newsletter; these all sound great and thanks to an IMLS grant they’re FREE. AASLH is able to offer the following webinar series free of charge with funding generously provided by an IMLS 21st Century Museum Professionals grant. Register for one, two, or all three!Telling a Good Story November […]

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