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NEMA Conference Scholarships

Posted by Amanda Gustin on August 31, 2012 in conferences |

I know, I know – grad students don’t exactly have a ton of excess money floating around, so you’re a little hesitant about ponying up the cash for the NEMA conference this fall. You don’t have to go it alone, though! There are several scholarships available that will help pay to attend NEMA – and […]

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AASLH Online Conference

Posted by Amanda Gustin on August 29, 2012 in conferences, professional development |

The American Association for State and Local History’s Annual Conference is an amazingly good time for museum & history professionals, but this year it’s being held all the way across the country from us in Salt Lake City, Utah. If your student budget can’t stretch to cover airfare and the hotel, consider this terrific idea […]

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Informational Interviews

Posted by Amanda Gustin on August 27, 2012 in professional development |

As you progress through your museum career (or really any career!), getting advice from those who have been there and done that is crucial. Do you want to be a decorative arts curator? Then talk to other decorative arts curators, find out what they do every day, and how they got to where they are. […]

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Museums in the News

Posted by Amanda Gustin on August 26, 2012 in museums in the news |

Welcome to our weekly news roundup of news articles about museums! A day at Saratoga’s real Museum Museum Is Literally Spitting Out Burned Exhibits Every boyfriend’s nightmare: Inside Seoul’s new handbag museum How the Gardner’s garden grows: Nursing the Gardner Museum’s plants back to health At age 30, Acton’s Discovery Museums still looking to the future Stolen […]

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Weekly Jobs Listing

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

Each Saturday, we round up the most recent jobs that we’ve posted. Remember, jobs always go up immediately on a separate page, so if you’re really hunting, check there first! Public Program Coordinator [Vermont Historical Society] Public Program Coordinator General Description: The Public Program Coordinator will be responsible for the development and implementation of public […]

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Graduate Student Reception at the Boston Athanaeum

Posted by Amanda Gustin on August 24, 2012 in professional development |

Tufts Adjunct Professor Margherita Desy sent us this ringing endorsement of an upcoming event at the Boston Athanaeum: I have been a member of the Athenaeum for many years and often bring my collections management in as a field trip.  The Athenaeum’s collections run from fine arts (including paintings, sculpture and photography) and decorative arts, to rare books […]

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The Art Economy

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

NPR did a really wonderful little story on the idea of art revitalizing a town’s struggling economy, using the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art in North Adams, MA, as an example. Read the article here. What do you think? Can art drive an economy? Does Mass MoCA just need a little more time? Do museums […]

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Museums in the News

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

Sorry for the hiatus! We’ll begin again with some catch-up on our weekly articles about museums in the news. Indiana museum finds previously unauthenticated glass Picasso piece in storage; plans to sell [New York] State Museum will reopen on Sundays Detroit Museum’s Attendance Soars Following Pro-Tax Vote ‘The Oatmeal’ Needs Your Help to Build Tesla […]

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Weekly Jobs Listing

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

Here’s a roundup of jobs posted this week. As always, jobs go up immediately on their own page; always check there if you really want them fresh & hot! Assistant Director for Interpretation [The Old North Foundation] Job Description Assistant Director for Interpretation, The Old North Foundation Organization: The Old North Foundation 193 Salem Street […]

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AAM Conference Opportunity for Graduate Students

Posted by Amanda Gustin on August 17, 2012 in conferences |

From Greg Stevens at AAM, here’s a great opportunity for all current students and recent alums. “For the upcoming AAM Annual Meeting 2013 in Baltimore (May 19-22, 2013), I’ve proposed a “Graduate Flash Showcase” session, and encourage you to share this opportunity with students and recent grads. We’ve held successful Graduate Flash Showcases for the […]

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Personal Branding

Posted by Amanda Gustin on August 13, 2012 in learning opportunities |

Have you ever Googled yourself? Try it. See what comes up. I’ll wait. So, now that you’ve done that – were you surprised by anything? The internet seems so transient that it can be difficult to remember that every bit of it is saved forever. Your online presence can help your career – but it […]

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