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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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