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American & New England Studies Material Culture Series at Boston University

Posted by Amanda Gustin on September 28, 2012 in material culture |

A terrific-sounding series, relayed to us by Museum Studies certificate alum Gretchen Pineo, who’s doing an MA in Historic Preservation at BU right now. The American and New England Studies Program Announce Their 2012 Conversation Series: MATERIAL CULTURE Please Join Us For the First Meeting Dale Broholm, Senior Critic of Furniture Design & Daniel Cavicchi, Associate Professor […]

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Weekly Jobs Roundup

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on September 28, 2012 in jobs listings, Uncategorized |

Welcome to our weekly roundup of new jobs. As always, they go up immediately on their own page. Happy hunting! Manager, History Interpretation [Mount Vernon Estate, Museum & Gardens]Introduction: The Interpretation & Events Division provides meaningful learning opportunities for Mount Vernon’s one million annual visitors. Through a diverse portfolio of interpretive experiences, engaging public programs, and […]

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“Critical Conversations: The State of History in the National Park Service”

Posted by Amanda Gustin on September 26, 2012 in interpretation, workshops |

Great event, free to the public. Check it out, and if you go, write us a recap for the blog! The report they’re talking about can be found here. “Critical Conversations: The State of History in the National Park Service” In 2012, the Organization of American Historians released a report critically examining the state of […]

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Change in the Guard at the Tufts Museum Studies Blog

Posted by Amanda Gustin on September 24, 2012 in tufts program news |

After a little over two years, and 734 posts, I’m stepping down as the editor of the Tufts Museum Studies Blog. I graduated with my MA in History and Museum Studies in May 2012, and have been working on a succession plan since then. I’m happy to say that the blog will be in very […]

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Museums in the News

Posted by Amanda Gustin on September 23, 2012 in museums in the news |

Welcome to our weekly roundup of news articles about museums. Dallas museum to display artwork from JFK suite before his death Smithsonian Seeks to Remake Stodgy Image zaigas gailes birojs: zanis lipke memorial museum Museum reform in Milan sparks fears of “privatisation” Steel museum looks at strike, mill closings Lubbock museum euthanizes mules for exhibit […]

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Weekly Jobs Roundup

Posted by Amanda Gustin on September 22, 2012 in jobs listings |

Welcome to our weekly roundup of new jobs. As always, they go up immediately on their own page. Manager of School Programs [Queens Museum of Art] Manager of School Programs, Queens Museum of Art The Manager of School Programs is the leader of the team responsible for the museum’s engagement with school-age children and their school-based […]

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Informal Dinner Discussion at NEMA

Posted by Amanda Gustin on September 21, 2012 in conferences |

Shameless plug time! If you’re headed to NEMA, and you’re a Young or Emerging Professional, I have a suggestion for you. On Thursday night, if you don’t feel moved to purchase a ticket to go to a museum event (and they can be pricey, especially on a student budget!) come hang out at the Bluebird […]

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AASLH Call for Proposals

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

The American Association for State and Local History has issued a call for proposals for its 2013 Annual Meeting in Birmingham, Alabama, and they’ve got a really terrific theme. Here’s what they have to say: Birmingham is a city which has reoriented its history, inspiring international human rights movements. It is the perfect place to […]

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Museums in the News

Posted by Amanda Gustin on September 16, 2012 in museums in the news |

Kind of a slow week for museums in the news, but here’s a short roundup of interesting articles. 9/11 museum exhibits more than just a job for local firm Museum exhibit explores NYC’s forgotten borough In Depressed Athens, a Money Museum Tries to Turn the Tide SF’s de Young & Legion of Honor Museums Battle […]

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Weekly Jobs Roundup

Posted by Amanda Gustin on September 15, 2012 in jobs listings |

Here’s a roundup of jobs we’ve posted recently. As always, jobs go up immediately on their own page. Associate Educator for Adult and Family Programs [Currier Museum of Art] Associate Educator for Adult and Family Programs, Currier Museum of Art in Manchester, NH The Currier Museum of Art in Manchester, NH seeks an Associate Educator for […]

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Tufts Alumni Event: Fruitlands Museum Tour

Posted by Amanda Gustin on September 12, 2012 in tufts events |

The Tufts Alumni organization is sponsoring a daylong tour of the Fruitlands Museum in Harvard, MA, complete with a luncheon buffet at the Old Mill Restaurant. For the very affordable price of $39, you can meet at Dowling Hall, take a bus to Harvard, tour the museum, and get a great lunch. For more details […]

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GradHacker

Posted by Amanda Gustin on September 10, 2012 in tufts program news |

Just stumbled across what could be a very interesting and useful blog for all of you starting at Tufts this fall: GradHacker. Actual grad students offer tips to manage workload, burnout, grad school culture, and other topics that will be pertinent to your interests. Check it out!

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Museums in the News

Posted by Amanda Gustin on September 9, 2012 in museums in the news |

Welcome to our weekly roundup of news articles about museums. Creation Museum ‘Science Guys’ Rebut Bill Nye: VIDEO Deal reached to keep NE Ind. military museum open People’s choice heart of Brooklyn Museum show Ringling museum draws awe Gettysburg museum swaps in new artifacts for display Penn Museum makes deal with Turkey for ‘Troy gold’ […]

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Free Student Memberships to the Association of Academic Museums and Galleries

Posted by Amanda Gustin on September 7, 2012 in free resources, know your professional organizations |

This is a GREAT offer, and one that all current Tufts students should sign up for immediately. I’m pulling this verbatim from the American Association of Museums LinkedIn page: To kick off this academic year, the Association of Academic Museums and Galleries is offering FREE ONE YEAR STUDENT MEMBERSHIPS if you sign-up between now and […]

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Weekly Jobs Listing

Posted by Amanda Gustin on September 7, 2012 in jobs listings |

Welcome to our weekly roundup of job announcements. As always, jobs go up immediately on their own page. Coordinator, School and Community Programs [LSU Museum of Art] *COORDINATOR* (School and Community Programs)**** LSU Museum of Art**** *Summary of Responsibilities: *Under the supervision of the Executive Director, the Coordinator of School and Community Programs develops and implements […]

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Job Hunting Resources

Posted by Amanda Gustin on September 5, 2012 in jobs listings |

Obviously we do our own job announcements here at the Tufts blog, but I’ll be honest with you: we don’t get them all. Where should you look when you want to go even further? Caitlin over at the EMP Blog has a great post up with a huge collection of places to look. Happy hunting!

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Free Nonprofit Webinars for September

Posted by Amanda Gustin on September 3, 2012 in learning opportunities |

Every month, Wild Apricot (a membership management system) posts a roundup of free upcoming webinars. Some of them are a bit run-of-the-mill, but some of them are useful and interesting. Did I mention they’re also free? You can’t ask for better bang for your buck. Check out the list here.

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