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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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