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Upcoming Lecture at Tufts

Posted by Amanda Gustin on February 29, 2012 in learning opportunities, tufts events |

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 […]

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Museums in the News

Posted by Amanda Gustin on February 26, 2012 in Uncategorized |

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 […]

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Weekly Jobs Listing

Posted by Amanda Gustin on February 25, 2012 in jobs listings |

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 […]

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Museums Advocacy Day 2012

Posted by Amanda Gustin on February 24, 2012 in future of museums |

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 […]

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Stuff Museum People Say

Posted by Amanda Gustin on February 22, 2012 in potpourri |

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 […]

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Museums in the News

Posted by Amanda Gustin on February 19, 2012 in museums in the news |

Welcome to our weekly roundup of news stories about museums! Blues museum planned for St. Louis riverfront An Artist Ends Ties to Museum in Harlem Kenner Mardi Gras Museum items go on the auction block Peabody Essex Museum to pay Salem $53,000 in lieu of taxes Nice Mob Museum you got there; it’d be a […]

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Weekly Jobs Listing

Posted by Amanda Gustin on February 18, 2012 in jobs listings |

Welcome to our weekly roundup of museum job postings. As always, check ‘em out right away on their own page. Audience Engagement Specialist & Director of Interpretation [Cleveland Museum of Art]Audience Engagement Specialist & Director of Interpretation, Cleveland Museum of Art Audience Engagement Specialist Education and Interpretation The Cleveland Museum of Art seeks qualified candidates […]

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Food for Thought: FailFaire

Posted by Amanda Gustin on February 17, 2012 in food for thought |

I’m going to make what I think is a fairly safe assumption and call most of you overachievers. Grad school is tough. Museums are tough. People who do both have a lot of passion and a lot of talent. Probably you’re not thrilled about the idea of screwing up. What if someone gave you a […]

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NEMA 2012 Workshops

Posted by Amanda Gustin on February 15, 2012 in workshops |

The New England Museum Association has published their 2012 schedule of workshops. Take a look especially at the three workshops offered for young & emerging professionals; I attended all three last year, and really enjoyed them. NEMA’s spring/summer workshop series is a popular source of professional development, providing you with in-depth learning opportunities that enhance […]

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Here and There: Never Too Old For February Vacation

Posted by Sarah Margerum on February 13, 2012 in Uncategorized |

Before I moved to Massachusetts, I had never heard of February vacation week. Do you feel as cheated as I do? Make up for lost time by joining in on one of these events on February 22. Here: First, get yourself to the MIT Museum from 10-noon for the straw rocket challenge presented by the […]

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Museums in the News

Posted by Amanda Gustin on February 12, 2012 in museums in the news |

Welcome to our weekly roundup of news articles about museums. Children’s Museum helps Bill keep his grandson busy and learning Board chairman shares C.M. Russell Museum’s plans, goals Jaguar to close museum, looking for new location St. Louis tries new approach in museum expansion Namibia: Museum Revives Lost Culture Berlin’s Guggenheim Museum to close after […]

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Weekly Job Listing

Posted by Amanda Gustin on February 11, 2012 in jobs listings, Uncategorized |

Welcome to our weekly job listing! As always, job announcements go up immediately on their own page, so keep an eye there to be on top of things. I’m going to take some editorial privilege this week and give an extra shout out to two wonderful paid internships at Old Sturbridge Village, an institution near […]

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More on AASLH’s Museum Education Workshop

Posted by Amanda Gustin on February 10, 2012 in education, workshops |

We already mentioned that there’s going to be a terrific AASLH workshop in Boston in March; here are some more details to tempt you to sign up. The registration for AASLH’s Museum Education 101 workshop scheduled for March 15-16 in Boston, MA, is now open at www.aaslh.org/workshop.htm.  The workshop is hosted by Historic New England […]

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Food for Thought: Visitor Inflation

Posted by Amanda Gustin on February 8, 2012 in food for thought |

Merriam-Webster’s defines inflation as “a continuing rise in the general price level usually attributed to an increase in the volume of money and credit relative to available goods and services.” We’re most familiar with the concept in an economic context. Each year, a dollar buys less. In times of high inflation, it buys a lot […]

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Call for Curatorial Proposals

Posted by Amanda Gustin on February 8, 2012 in potpourri |

Here’s a really intriguing opportunity to the art-focused among us. Would love to see a Tufts student take advantage of this! CALL TO ARTISTS & CURATORS: Deadline: April 9, 2012. THE NEW ART CENTER in Newton’s fantastic Curatorial Opportunity Program (COP) gives you the opportunity to experiment in a large, unique and alternative space. The […]

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Here and There: I Hear Music

Posted by Sarah Margerum on February 6, 2012 in events |

Here: First, attend Gardner After Hours: Equinox and be sure to add on tickets for the Tribute to Lena Horne concert when you purchase online. There: Next, attend How Creativity Works at the Museum of Science which includes drinks, activities, and most importantly, a performance by the Boston Typewriter Orchestra. Visit the Gardner to purchase […]

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Museums in the News

Posted by Amanda Gustin on February 5, 2012 in museums in the news |

Welcome to our weekly roundup of news articles about museums. Farmers market at art museum is perfect winter pairing Cleanup at Vallejo museum isn’t history yet New Iowa Children’s Museum exhibit promotes financial literacy Custer dealer seeks return of seized artifacts Eclectic US museum to be emptied by auction Unleash the Power of Technology: How […]

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Weekly Job Listings

Posted by Amanda Gustin on February 4, 2012 in jobs listings |

Welcome to our weekly roundup of museum jobs. Postings always appear immediately on their own page. Teacher Education Coordinator/Supervising Instructor [Brooklyn Botanic Garden]*Teacher Education Coordinator/Supervising Instructor * *DEPARTMENT*: Children’s Education *REPORTS TO*: Manager of School Programs *PRIMARY OBJECTIVE*: Responsible for the development, coordination, and implementation of programs and materials f… Exhibition Research and Development Manager […]

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Tufts Art History Graduate Research Conference

Posted by Amanda Gustin on February 3, 2012 in conferences, tufts events |

The Tufts University Art History Graduate Program would like to invite your students, faculty, and staff to attend its graduate student research conference. The theme of the conference is “Art and Exchange.” This year’s event will be held Saturday, March 10, 2012, from 9:30 to 3:45, with a keynote talk by Dennis Carr, Assistant Curator of Decorative […]

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NEMA YEP Workshop Call for Proposals

Posted by Amanda Gustin on February 1, 2012 in professional development |

Young and Emerging Museum Professionals PAG Workshop Series: Learn, Laugh, Love II The NEMA Young and Emerging Museum Professionals (YEPs) PAG understands that new and emerging museum professionals have limited budgets to attend workshops, and frequently are unable to miss work for professional development and/or networking events. To break down these barriers faced by those […]

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