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Weekly Jobs Listing

Posted by Amanda Gustin on June 30, 2012 in jobs listings |

Welcome to our weekly listing of posted jobs. As always, jobs go up immediately on their own page. Communications Coordinator [Please Touch Museum] Communications Coordinator – Please Touch Museum: Philadelphia, PA Communications Coordinator Organization: Please Touch Museum Job Categories: Marketing & Public Relations, Philadelphia County (PA), Museums Responsibilities: *   Write an… Visitor Services & Volunteer [...]

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Museums in the News

Posted by Amanda Gustin on June 24, 2012 in museums in the news |

Welcome to our weekly roundup of museums in the news! Nantucket lightship turned into a museum National Women’s History Museum Makes Changes After HuffPost Investigation A Jazz Museum Grows Up Texas police search for man who spray-painted over a Picasso Donated helium to lift NY museum’s replica balloon Ohio museum to return 2,500-year-old water jug, [...]

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Weekly Jobs Listing

Posted by Amanda Gustin on June 23, 2012 in jobs listings |

Welcome to our weekly roundup of museum jobs. As always, announcements go up immediately on their own page. Marketing & Communications Director [Washington State Historical Society] Marketing & Communications Director, Washington State Historical Society The Washington State Historical Society is looking for a dynamic, experienced Marketing & Communications Director. Please pass along to anyone you feel [...]

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Cambridge Open Archives Tour

Posted by Amanda Gustin on June 22, 2012 in archives, collections |

I heard from some attendees last year that these are an absolute blast. They’re certainly a rare opportunity to get behind-the-scenes. Cambridge’s Fourth Annual Archives Crawl   The Open Archives Tour is a chance to go behind the scenes at a number of unique archives and collecting agencies in Cambridge. This year, twelve archives will [...]

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Reminder: One week from today, Boston EMPs event

Posted by Amanda Gustin on June 20, 2012 in boston emps, learning opportunities |

If you haven’t signed up for this great event yet, you should definitely get right on that! Understanding Government Job Applications June 27, 6 p.m. Northeast Museum Services Center, Charlestown Navy Yard Interested in working for the government but daunted by all the paperwork, grade levels and bureaucracy that goes into applying? Come attend our [...]

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Smithsonian Early Childhood Science Education Research Forum

Posted by Amanda Gustin on June 19, 2012 in free resources, learning opportunities |

Smithsonian Early Childhood Science Education Research Forum Note that there is a webcast for this event, which looks amazing. *Smithsonian Early Childhood Science Education Research Forum***** Join us on *Wednesday, June 20* for a Smithsonian Early Childhood Science Education Research Forum. Events begin at 9:00 am. This forum is open to all educators, administrators, research [...]

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Museums in the News

Posted by Amanda Gustin on June 17, 2012 in museums in the news |

Welcome to our weekly roundup of museums in the news! Virginia museum displays Civil War photos of young girls in hopes of solving mystery Behind-the-scenes museum tour in Ohio allows public to see restoration of famed Memphis Belle Public’s aid sought in ’90 Gardner Museum heist Lenfest issues $40 million challenge for American Revolution museum [...]

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Museums in the News

Posted by Amanda Gustin on June 10, 2012 in Uncategorized |

Welcome to our weekly roundup of news articles about museums! Stonewall National Museum & Archives Stores America’s LGBT History Is this New York’s Smallest Museum? Museum Ponders Sale of Landmark Building  Celebrity of sorts in town for Edmonds museum assessment program Beatles Museum in Hamburg is Kaput 10 great places for museum mysteries Waukegan needs [...]

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Google World Wonders Project

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

Initial reaction: OMG COOOOOOOL. More measured response from Max Van Balgooy of Engaging Places: Google Launches World Wonders Project.

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Food for Thought: Making a Museum from Scratch

Posted by Amanda Gustin on June 6, 2012 in food for thought |

In case you haven’t seen this, Ed Rodley at Thinking about Museums has had a really, really fascinating, thoughtful, and thought-provoking series of discussions lately. He’s playing out a thought experiment that starts with a basic premise: how would you create a museum from scratch? That is, how would you incorporate all of our current [...]

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