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Designing an Exhibit: The First Ladies

Posted by Amanda Gustin on December 30, 2011 in exhibition design, technology |

The Smithsonian has more resources than most of us can dream of, but what really impresses me is the way in which they put their resources to work. Their blogs are fantastic. They mix in stories from interns, volunteers, donors, curators, registrars, and many other staff members to present the whole story of an institution […]

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AAM Annual Meeting Fellowships

Posted by Amanda Gustin on December 28, 2011 in conferences |

Heads up! The AAM Annual Meeting Fellowship opportunities have been posted at http://aam-us.org/am12/fellowships.cfm The following fellowships offer a travel stipend (at least $750), complimentary conference registration, and tickets to the fellowship breakfast and other selected events. 1. Diversity Fellowships support professional growth and retention of under-represented professionals in the museum field. 2. Emerging Museum Professional […]

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Ryan Gosling Loves Museums

Posted by Amanda Gustin on December 26, 2011 in potpourri |

Ah, the internet, which can take anything and turn it into an endlessly hilarious, self-replicating meme. In other news, Ryan Gosling apparently really loves museums.

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Museums in the News

Posted by Amanda Gustin on December 25, 2011 in museums in the news |

Welcome to our weekly roundup of museums in the news, and Merry Christmas to those who celebrate! Eva Longoria Pushes For National Latino Museum After ‘Problem-Plagued’ Mexican American Center The Museum as Sacred Place Fredericksburg slavery museum finances questioned Jonathan Kay: Three reasons why Winnipeg’s Human Rights Museum is doomed to failure Brookside Museum to close […]

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Weekly Jobs Listing

Posted by Amanda Gustin on December 24, 2011 in jobs listings |

As always, jobs go up right away on their own page. Chief Educator [Intrepid Air & Space Museum]Chief Educator, Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is one of America’s leading historic, cultural and educational institutions. Opened in 1982, the Museum, anchored aboard the former USS Intrepid, a natio… […]

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Davis Art Museum @ Wellesley College: New Gallery App

Posted by Amanda Gustin on December 23, 2011 in technology |

Wellesley alum Hannah Heller, who’s now an MA candidate in Museum Education at Tufts, sent us this great video about the development of the new app for the Wellesley College art museum. It looks like an interestingly interactive model, prompting visitors to really engage with objects on a thoughtful, emotional level.

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Behind-the-scenes Tour of NEDCC?

Posted by Amanda Gustin on December 21, 2011 in tufts events |

There is a possibility of a Tufts tour of the Northeast Document Conservation Center, learning about all the behind-the-scenes work these fabulous people do. Would you be interested? Please take a moment to answer this poll and help us plan.

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Here and There: Get Your Hands Dirty

Posted by Sarah Margerum on December 19, 2011 in events |

Here: First, drop in between 11am and 2pm on January 28 at the deCordova’s one day installation, Snowdecahedron. Join local artist Dan Sternof Beyer and participate in making snow sculptures. There: Next, sign up for a two day pottery workshop at Fuller Craft Museum on February 8 and 15. Suitable for beginners, this workshop covers […]

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Museums in the News

Posted by Amanda Gustin on December 19, 2011 in museums in the news |

Sorry this is a bit late! Hopefully the articles will be extra-interesting to make up for it. Hampton Roads museums adapt to challenging times Incoming KMAC Director Envisions Efficient Museum With Contemporary Exhibits Museum director eagerly awaits the day she can welcome visitors UNI Museum in Cedar Falls Faces Uncertain Future Two Visitors to the […]

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Weekly Job Listing

Posted by Amanda Gustin on December 17, 2011 in jobs listings |

Remember, jobs go up immediately on their own page. Internship [Childs Gallery]Internship Opportunity Childs Gallery is looking for an intern who is able to work 2-3 times a week for 4-8 hours at a time. The length and hours of the internship can be tailored to the individual needs of the intern. We strongly prefer […]

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How to make a great museum? Make your staff happy.

Posted by Amanda Gustin on December 16, 2011 in potpourri |

The Happy Museum Project, which is putting together a really interesting assortment of studies, thinking, and initiatives (if you’re not getting their newsletter, go sign up!), just published an interesting article from Steve Gardam, Head of Live Programmes at the London Transport Museum. Gardam went to an event called “Action for Happiness” at the Cass […]

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Upcoming Boston EMP Events

Posted by Amanda Gustin on December 14, 2011 in boston emps |

Quoting this one directly from the Boston EMPs email: Hello Boston EMPers! This Thursday December 15th we will be having an informal happy hour at Meadhall in Cambridge.  The gastropub is near the Kendall/MIT stop on the Red Line.  We will start to gather around 5:30 pm.  Bring some business cards and get to know […]

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Here and There: Mixing Business with Pleasure

Posted by Sarah Margerum on December 12, 2011 in events |

Here: First, sign up for Drawing in Pubs, a ten week session hosted by the MFA that meets in a different pub each Thursday and covers basic drawing skills in pencil and ink. Open to all levels over age 21. Next: Get your tickets for the Gardner’s After Hours Opening Bash on January 19. Be […]

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Museums in the News

Posted by Amanda Gustin on December 11, 2011 in museums in the news |

Welcome to our weekly roundup of news articles about museums. The museum website as a newspaper – an interview with Walker Art Center Museum treads careful line in ‘God(s)’ exhibit What’s in a museum’s name? Everything ‘Please touch,’ says new Utah natural history museum Maintaining a Museum Ship: ex-USS SLATER (DE 766) Touring Valentino’s Museum, […]

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Weekly Jobs Listing

Posted by Amanda Gustin on December 10, 2011 in jobs listings |

Welcome to our weekly jobs listing! As always, job announcements go up immediately on their own page. Director for Learning and Interpretation [DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum]Director for Learning and Interpretation, DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum is seeking a Director of, or Deputy Director for Learning and Interpretation (DLI). The […]

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NEMA YEP Book Club Poll

Posted by Amanda Gustin on December 9, 2011 in book clubs, books about museums, learning opportunities |

The New England Museum Association’s Young & Emerging Professionals group is planning on hosting a book discussion in the near future. They’ve got a poll up asking which book we should all talk about, so go, vote, and then come to the meeting. (We’ll have details about the date and location when we hear.)

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NEMA Conference Survey

Posted by Amanda Gustin on December 8, 2011 in conferences |

Did you attend NEMA’s fall conference? If so, they’re looking for some feedback. Go, fill it out, and give your opinion. If you give them your thoughts by December 16, you’ll be entered to win a free conference registration for NEMA 2012. If you missed filling out your little yellow evaluation sheets about a particular […]

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Free December Webinars

Posted by Amanda Gustin on December 7, 2011 in free resources, learning opportunities |

Wild Apricot, which makes online membership software, has a really great blog. Each month, they do a roundup of free online webinars. (I think I’ve mentioned them before. They do a really great job.) Here’s this month’s. Highlights include: Playing by the Rules: Creating an Effective Volunteer Handbook 5 Trends in Technologoy that will Shape […]

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Here and There: More Than One Way to Decorate a Tree

Posted by Sarah Margerum on December 5, 2011 in Uncategorized |

Here: First, show some support for our own Sarah Duff and visit the exhibit she planned at the Andover Historical Society, Common Indecency. Tinsel and ornaments will seem so commonplace when you realize you could be decorating with corsets and vintage toilet paper. There: Next, head over to the Concord Museum and see Family Trees: […]

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Museums in the News

Posted by Amanda Gustin on December 4, 2011 in museums in the news |

Welcome to our weekly roundup of museums in the news! What car part should hang in a museum? Human Zoos: Quai Branly Museum Puts Humans On Display Time To Tweet The Art: Museum-Analytics.org Keeps Tabs On Curatorial Social Media Utah’s new museum of natural history engages the senses: Rotting flesh and bird songs Make Museums Free: […]

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Weekly Job Listing

Posted by Amanda Gustin on December 3, 2011 in jobs listings |

Welcome to our weekly job roundup. As always, jobs go up immediately on their own page. Archaeology Dig Facilitator [Skirball Cultural Center]Archaeology Dig Facilitator, Skirball Cultural Center, LA The Skirball Cultural Center seeks an Archaeology Dig Facilitator to staff the Skirball’s outdoor simulated Bronze Age dig site and field lab. The drop-in archaeological dig provides […]

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