Upcoming Lecture at Tufts

This sounds really interesting and right up the museum studies alley. Check it out if you can!

March 5, 6 pm, art history department seminar room, 11 Talbot Ave.

Lucia Allais, Princeton,

The Salvage of Abu Simbel, or, Heritage as Technology

Lucia Allais is Assistant Professor in the History and Theory of Architecture  at Princeton University. She specializes in the intellectual and political history of architecture, urbanism, and preservation since 1900, with a particular focus on international institutions and global practices. She has published a number of essays, including “International Style Heritage” in Volume 20 (2009); “The Real and the Theoretical 1968” in Perspecta 32 (2010); and a translation of Superstudio’s Salvage of Historic City Centers in Log 22 (2011). She is working on a book about the international preservation movement and the history of destruction in the twentieth century.

Museums in the News

Welcome to our weekly roundup of news articles about museums.

Students Create Wax Museum For President’s Day

Museum may lose Holocaust artifacts

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston to launch its first online catalogue, Paintings of the Americas

A museum for American ingenuity?

Albania opens new museum wing on abuses during its former communist regime

Berkeley’s Artwork Loss Is a Museum’s Gain

New Museums to Shine a Spotlight on Civil Rights Era

E. Tenn. railroad museum back on track

My Visit to the Museum of Chinese in America

In Crisis-Wracked Greece, A Crime Wave Grips the Nation’s Museums and Cultural Sites

Renovation Turns Ship Museum into Modern Riverfront Manse

Moscow’s military museum – a journey through Russia’s history

Weekly Jobs Listing

Welcome to our weekly roundup of museum jobs. As always, jobs go up immediately on their own page.

  • Associate Museum Educator for Studio Programs [Metropolitan Museum of Art]ASSOCIATE MUSEUM EDUCATOR FOR STUDIO PROGRAMS Education Department The Metropolitan Museum of Art The Metropolitan Museum of Art, one of the world’s finest museums, is seeking an Associate Museum Educator for Studio Programs in the Education Dep…
  • Executive Director [Peabody Museum of Archaeology, Phillips Academy]Museum Search & Reference announces the national search for the Director of the Robert S. Peabody Museum of Archaeology at Phillips Academy in Andover, MA. Phillips Academy, Andover, seeks a full-time Director of the R. S. Peabody Museum of …
  • Director of Education [Broad Art Museum]Director of Education, Broad Art Museum, Michigan State University Director of Education The Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum seeks a dynamic and forward-thinking Director of Education who will provide long and short-range planning for all exhib…
  • Catalog Volunteer [Kingston Historic Museum]Kingston Historic Museum seeks catalog volunteer. Kingston, NH 03848 The Kingston Historic Museum is a purely volunteer run organization. It houses an extensive collection of artifacts, documents, and photographs. Much of these items are not catalo…
  • Panorama Fellow [Dyer Library and Saco Museum]The Dyer Library and Saco Museum seek a Fellow to assist with the exhibition and presentation of the Moving Panorama of Pilgrim’s Progress from June through November of 2012. This is a temporary, part-time position with a salary of $7,260 for 22 we…
  • Education Coordinator [Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation]EDUCATION COORDINATOR FOR WORLD-RENOWNED MUSEUM The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation is seeking an Education Coordinator. As a member of the Education Department, the Education Coordinator will provide administrative support for the department …

Museums Advocacy Day 2012

Dear Museums Advocacy Day supporters,

With just a few days to go until Museums Advocacy Day 2012 gets underway, we ask you to please share the following message with your members and networks:

Museums Advocacy Day 2012 Webcast
The American Association of Museums will be webcasting portions of the two-day
event. We invite you to visit http://www.speakupformuseums.org/video.htm to watch a LIVE webcast of these Museums Advocacy Day events:
• Monday, February 27, 9:00am-11:30am ET – Advocacy Essentials
• Monday, February 27, 12:30pm-2:00pm ET – Federal Agency Speakers
• Monday, February 27, approximately 6:45pm-7:30pm ET – Congressional Reception**
• Tuesday, February 28, approximately 8:15am-9:30am ET – Congressional Breakfast

We hope that these programs – and the accompanying materials on this webpage – will provide your members and colleagues an opportunity to advocate from anywhere. We also invite you to join the conversation on social media channels (using the #museumsadvocacy hashtag).

With your help, we can make Museums Advocacy Day 2012 a truly national event.

Stuff Museum People Say

You may have heard of the “Stuff ___ Say” meme. They’re basically short videos of condensed humorous phrases that groups of people say. Here’s an example of my previous personal favorite of the genre: Stuff Riders Say.

I say “previous,” because the intrepid staff at the Atlanta History Center have produced an utterly hilarious version of their own called “Stuff Museum People Say.” Enjoy!