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Museums in the News

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

Welcome to our weekly roundup of news articles about museums! At Peabody Museum, youngsters recycle trash into artwork Chicago Art Museum Opens Giant Screaming Palin Head Garden Exhibit. Getty Museum’s designated director deals with U.K. museum thefts A Tricky Museum Question China Extends Reach Into International Art Jim Crow Museum aims to provoke thought Colorado history […]

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Opening Reception at the Tufts Art Gallery

Posted by Amanda Gustin on April 27, 2012 in tufts events |

Elements of Expression:   The Art and Design of Elwyn George Gowen May 3 – 20, 2012  Opening Reception May 3, 5:30-8pm Elements of Expression is curated by Tufts University students from the Museum Studies graduate program and presents the breadth of Gowen’s career, featuring color theory practices, design work, handicrafts, and landscape paintings. Gowen began his […]

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Food for Thought: Architecture With a Purpose

Posted by Amanda Gustin on April 24, 2012 in architecture |

Check out this TED talk by Joshua Prince-Ramus. He and his architectural firm have designed a number of cultural spaces through a process he calls hyper-rationality, by listening to the needs of the space and providing the flexibility in which to serve the public. I was particularly struck by his responsiveness to the social aspects […]

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Museums in the News

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

Welcome to our weekly roundup of weird and wonderful news articles about museums! I don’t entirely know what to make of this bit of news out of Sweden: Museum Accused Of Hosting Racist Cake-Cutting Evacuated After Bomb Threat (Read the whole article, and you will be making the same face I’m making right now, probably.) Space Shuttle […]

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Weekly Jobs Listings

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

Quite a few new ones this week, and I have even more that I’ll start putting up for next week, so make sure to keep an eye on our job announcements page. One Day Inventory at the Andover Historical Society What’s in our Barn? The Andover Historical Society is conducting a Barn Inventory on Saturday, April […]

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Pre-Conference Updates

Posted by Amanda Gustin on April 18, 2012 in conferences |

For anyone lucky enough to be heading to the AAM Annual Meeting in two weeks, the Emerging Museum Professionals blog has just put up a great post about updating before you get to the conference. It applies to other conferences as well, so keep it in mind for AASLH and NEMA this fall!

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Food for Thought: Recognizing Holidays

Posted by Amanda Gustin on April 16, 2012 in food for thought |

The third Monday of April is recognized in Boston as Patriots Day. On paper, it’s a commemoration of the Battle of Lexington and Concord, one of the major events – perhaps THE major event – during the beginning of the American Revolution. Every year, there’s a large reenactment in Lexington and Concord. Local Minutemen reenactors […]

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Museums in the News

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

Welcome to our weekly roundup of news articles about museums. Community asked to curate at Sitka museum Vibrator Museum Organizers Hope To Create A Buzz (PHOTOS) History museum gives innovative internships to high schoolers Chinese artefacts worth £2 million stolen from university museum Titanic deck chairs’ sad symbolism lives on Walt Disney Family Museum preserves […]

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Understanding Historic Paint Colors 2012

Posted by Amanda Gustin on April 13, 2012 in workshops |

Until someone explained to me the idea behind the Historic New England paint archive, it had never occurred to me that shades of color could shift so dramatically, at least not in the recent past. Check out this interesting workshop and learn more about paint color and historic conservation. Ask the Experts— The Colors of […]

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Opening Reception of Elements of Expression: The Art and Design of Elwyn George Gowen

Posted by Amanda Gustin on April 11, 2012 in exhibition design, tufts events |

Save the date! This years Exhibition Design class has been hard at work on a brand new exhibit at the Tufts Art Gallery, and they’re holding the reception on Thursday, May 3 from 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. Here’s their announcement: Save the Date: Opening Reception of Elements of Expression: The Art and Design of Elwyn […]

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