Museum Studies at Tufts University

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Month: December 2011 (page 2 of 5)

Davis Art Museum @ Wellesley College: New Gallery App

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.

Behind-the-scenes Tour of NEDCC?

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.

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Here and There: Get Your Hands Dirty

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 pottery making tools and design and allows participants to make one of three types of terra cotta vessels.

Visit deCordova for more information about Snowdecahedron. Free with museum admission.

Visit Fuller Craft Museum for more information about this and other workshops. $108 includes all materials.

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 New Museum Claim They Got Ear Infections From Carsten Höller’s ‘Psycho Tank’

An art history mystery at Worcester Art Museum

Integrating the Museum into the City, the new SFMOMA expansion

China built a ridiculously science fictional museum in a city where nobody lives

Museum’s moral tragedy

South Africa gallows site becomes museum, memorial

National Mounted Warfare Museum planned at Fort Hood

Accessible Frank Lloyd Wright House To Become Museum

Metropolitan Museum Provides a Trove of Images for Google Goggles

Rights museum left in lurch: Opening delayed; out of money; a top executive quits

A detective’s work at the MFA

Sigma Corporation Partners with Sculptor to Spotlight Underwater Museum

Weekly Job Listing

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 a commitmen…
  • Visitor Services Positions [Ohio Historical Society]The Visitor Experience Department of the Ohio Historical Society is responsible for school programs, public program, interpretive services and front line staff.  There are three positions open in that department:**** ** ** Coordinator of Progr…
  • Internship Opportunities [Art Beyond Sight]Art Beyond Sight, a remarkable organization that works on art education for the visually impaired, has two potential projects for interns. Neither requires a move to New York City; both can be done remotely. 1. White Papers on Access and Inclusion: …
  • Manager of Family Programs [Museum of Fine Arts, Boston]Job Type: Staff Under the direction of the Head of Gallery Learning, this position develops, coordinates and facilitates gallery learning experiences for families with young children. In this role he/she designs and implements family learning …
  • 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 exact title will be dependent on experience …
  • 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 family…
  • Education & Garden Internships [Codman Community Farm]Internships (unpaid positions, except where noted) Education Intern: Currently, the Farm is seeking an Educational Intern for this upcoming 2012 school tour season. The farm is committed to offering interns a wide variety of experiences from deve…
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