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Food for Thought: Museums & Historic Sites

Posted by Amanda Gustin on January 30, 2012 in food for thought |

We’ll call this an occasional series, which means when we have content, we’ll run it. The basic idea is to present a quick idea and get you thinking. If any of our suggestions catch your eye, and you’d like to write a response post, we’d love to publish it. Leave a comment and we’ll be […]

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Museums in the News

Posted by Amanda Gustin on January 29, 2012 in museums in the news |

Welcome to our weekly roundup of museum news stories. Driving America: Henry Ford Museum Redefines Automotive History JFK library releases last of his secret tapes Apple’s Secret Museum Offer Clues to Inner Workings Philadelphia Museum of Art Guitar Pick Abu Dhabi Greenlights Its Mega-Museum Project Inside Prada’s 24 Hour Museum Agency awards $5 million to […]

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Weekly Job Listing

Posted by Amanda Gustin on January 28, 2012 in jobs listings |

Per usual, jobs go up immediately on their own page. Exhibition Research and Development Manager [Monterey Bay Aquarium]Exhibition Research and Development Manager The nonprofit Monterey Bay Aquarium has a single mission: to inspire conservation of the ocean. Through world-class living exhibits, education programs, wildlife research and by advocating for … Education Specialist [National Park Service, […]

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Recap: Preparing Proposals for Conferences, a Boston EMP Workshop

Posted by Amanda Gustin on January 25, 2012 in boston emps, conferences |

On Thursday, January 19, several members of the Boston area Emerging Professionals Group, an affinity group of the American Association of Museums, met at the Diesel Cafe in Davis Square, Somerville, to hear a presentation about how to develop, write, and submit session proposals for museum conferences. Presented by Kate McIntosh of Revitalizing Historic Sites […]

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Museums in the News

Posted by Amanda Gustin on January 22, 2012 in museums in the news |

Welcome to our weekly roundup of news stories about museums. Interview With Herb Tam of Museum of Chinese in America Ammunition meant death in nation’s bloodiest war American masters get new life at NYC’s Met museum American art takes the stage at the Louvre with focus on landscape painting Researchers, tribes clash over Native bones […]

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Weekly Job Listing

Posted by Amanda Gustin on January 21, 2012 in jobs listings |

Welcome to our weekly roundup of job postings. As always, make sure you check the job announcement page if you want to see jobs the second they go up. School Programs Manager [Museum of Fine Arts, Houston]School Programs Manager, MFA Houston Position Available at the MFAH *Title:* *School Programs Manager* *Status:* Accepting Applications *Location:* Law […]

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AASLH Spring Workshops

Posted by Amanda Gustin on January 20, 2012 in Uncategorized |

AASLH does workshops all over the country, and we’re lucky enough to have a terrific one right in our backyard this spring, and the other a short train ride away. (They also have a great emerging professional scholarship program that you could use to attend one of these workshops. The catch is that the deadline […]

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Book Review: Museum Masters by Edward P. Alexander

Posted by Amanda Gustin on January 18, 2012 in book reviews |

In the new year, I’m hoping that the Tufts Museum Studies Blog will feature book reviews of interesting museological texts both old and new. These books will then be listed in our currently-anemic bibliography page, and linked back to their reviews. If you have a book that you’ve enjoyed reading, and would like to write […]

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Museums in the News

Posted by Amanda Gustin on January 15, 2012 in museums in the news |

Welcome to our weekly roundup of news stories about museums! Underground Museum of Astronautics in Moscow Quileute tribal museum show debunking Twilight movies opening in Washington, DC Vegas museum to spotlight mob films Texas museums seeing fewer school children, dwindling dollars Civil War museums changing as view on war changes Picasso Works Stolen From Greece’s Largest […]

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Weekly Jobs Listing

Posted by Amanda Gustin on January 14, 2012 in jobs listings |

Welcome to our weekly roundup of jobs. As always, they go up immediately on their own page. Director of Public Programming [Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum]Director of Program Planning, IS Gardner Museum, Boston * * *Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum* *POSITION DESCRIPTION* *Position Title:         *Director of Program Planning *Department:         […]

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EMP National Career Workshop

Posted by Amanda Gustin on January 13, 2012 in boston emps, free resources |

Straight from the Boston EMP group, here’s an announcement of a great national event being held at our very own Tufts University Art Gallery. EMP National Career Workshop Wednesday, February 1st, 6:00-8:00 On February 1st, we’re excited to present our second national AAM-EMP Career event. The theme of this workshop is “Interviewing Tips”, and we’ll be […]

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Conference Session Proposal Writing Workshop by Boston EMPs

Posted by Amanda Gustin on January 11, 2012 in boston emps, conferences |

The Boston EMPs (we’ve talked about them) are putting on a conference session proposal writing workshop at Diesel Cafe in Davis Square. This is great timing to put the finishing touches on that proposal you’re perfecting for the NEMA conference deadline of February 3. Even if you’re not putting together a proposal – and you […]

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Museums in the News

Posted by Amanda Gustin on January 8, 2012 in museums in the news |

Welcome to our weekly roundup of news articles about museums! Hidden bag found in sub at Wis. Maritime Museum British Museum canters through 5,000 years of equine history National Pinball Museum to open in downtown Baltimore on Jan. 14 after losing lease in DC Seaport Museum to Host Major Photo Exhibit on Occupy Wall Street New […]

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Weekly Jobs Listing

Posted by Amanda Gustin on January 7, 2012 in jobs listings |

Welcome to our weekly roundup of museum jobs! As always, jobs go up immediately on their own page. Education Director [Old South Meeting House]Education Director Old South Meeting House USA, MA, Boston Old South Meeting House, a museum, historic site and gathering place, seeks experienced, creative and collaborative professional to lead and implement all aspects […]

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Graduate Student Presentations at AAM

Posted by Amanda Gustin on January 6, 2012 in conferences, Uncategorized |

Straight from AAM: Museum Grad Students, Here’s a great opportunity to share your knowledge and build your presentation skills at the 2012 AAM annual meeting! The 2012 Graduate “Flash” Showcase will be held at the AAM Annual Meeting 2012 in Minneapolis St. Paul on Wednesday, May 2, from 12:15-1:45 p.m. This showcase is a series […]

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AASLH Webinars: StEPs Program

Posted by Amanda Gustin on January 4, 2012 in free resources |

First things first: What is StEPs? StEPS stands for Standards and Excellence Program [for History Organizations]. It’s organized by those marvelous folks at the AASLH (that’s American Association for State and Local History, in case you’re in a post-holiday stupor). I’ll let them describe it in their own words: StEPs is a voluntary assessment program […]

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Museums in the News

Posted by Amanda Gustin on January 1, 2012 in museums in the news |

Happy 2012, everyone, and welcome to our weekly roundup of museum news articles. Occupy Wall Street becomes highly collectible New York museum to unveil more accurate picture of Washington crossing the Delaware in 1776 James Brown’s family works to create museum Ambition abounded among museums National American Latino museum may face uphill climb Maine Maritime […]

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