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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

Natural History Museum Of Utah Reopens In $103 Million Building

Streep keeps up support for Women’s History Museum

OT Downtown: Your Guide To The Best Obscure Museums of Downtown

Andy Stefanovich – The Museum Mentality

Lancaster museum dedicated to quilts says it will close

Weekly Jobs Listing

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…
  • 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…
  • Marketing Coordinator [Mystic Arts Center]Marketing Coordinator, Mystic Arts Center, CT Marketing Coordinator The Mystic Arts Center in Historic Downtown Mystic, CT seeks a part-time Marketing Coordinator to work 20-24 hours a week. Requirements: Experience in advertising, newsletter pro…
  • Assistant Museum Educator [Metropolitan Museum of Art]The Metropolitan Museum of Art*, one of the world’s finest museums, is seeking an Assistant Museum Educator for the high school internship program in the Education Department. The Assistant Museum Educator reports to the Managing Museum Educator, Sc…
  • Docent Program Coordinator [Grand Rapids Art Museum]Position Title: Docent Program Coordinator Full-time Position The Docent Program Coordinator is responsible for leading and managing all aspects of GRAM’s docent program.  This position includes planning docent training sessions around key issue…
  • Museum Manager [Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum]Roscrucian Egyptian Museum Manager *Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum Manager* Department: Museum Position Summary Manages the day to day operations of the Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum and Planetarium. *Description* Manages the day to day…
  • Communications & Programs Manager [Merchant’s House Museum]Merchant¹s House Museum, NYC  Communications & Programs Manager Merchant¹s House Museum Communications & Programs Manager Duties and Responsibilities. The Communications & Programs Manager works with the Executive Director, st…

NEMA Day 2

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 evening events. I, personally, am headed to the Noah Webster House for a Tavern Night, but there are other great options as well.

To tease you all, here’s a picture from last night’s welcome reception at the brand-new Connecticut Science Center.

NEMA 2011

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 photograph of lovely Hartford:

Here and There: The Real Housewife of Beacon Hill

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 of Mrs. Swan’s home, as well as the exteriors of three matching homes built for her daughters.

There: Next, see some of the sumptuous French furnishings that decorated the interior of Mrs. Swan’s homes, on view at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston.

Historic New England offers the “Women of Beacon Hill” tour in the spring and fall. It is scheduled to occur next on March 25, 2012, but tickets are already available for purchase. Objects from the Swan Collection can be found at the MFA in the Art of Europe wing on the second floor.

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