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LAyouth explains “Why Museums Suck.”

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on October 31, 2012 in education, museum reviews |

Howard, a 15-year-old, self-described museum-hater, reviews 5 Los Angeles area museums. Definitely worth a read and, if you look in the comments section, you can see that a lot of museum folks have been reading! http://www.layouth.com/why-museums-suck/

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Global, local, and the visitor we can’t see.

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on October 28, 2012 in conferences, museum topics, professional development |

This weekend, the Tufts Museum Studies blog will be joining the Salzburg Global Forum for Young Cultural Leaders in a global discussion. This 5-day conference brings together 50 young leaders from across the arts (dance, theater, and museum) to meet with experts. Three of the questions on the table have been sent out for bloggers in the field […]

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Guest blog: The Role of Arts Organizations in Civil Society

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on October 26, 2012 in conferences, food for thought |

This weekend, the Tufts Museum Studies blog will be joining the Salzburg Global Forum for Young Cultural Leaders in a global discussion. This 5-day conference brings together 50 young leaders from across the arts (dance, theater, and museum) to meet with experts. Three of the questions on the table have been sent out for bloggers in the […]

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For a bit of levity…

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on October 24, 2012 in food for thought, museums in the news |

  The New Yorker Wades into “Curator” Confusion  

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Museums in the News

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on October 22, 2012 in museums in the news |

Unmissable story this week: The theft of  7 major works from the Kunsthal  Museum in Rotterdam including a Gauguin, Matisse, Freud, Monet and a Picasso! Read the NYT article here, or search for others to follow the case! And then, we’re back to our weekly round-up of our favorite things that were said about museums […]

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Weekly Jobs Round-up!

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on October 19, 2012 in jobs listings |

Welcome to our weekly roundup of new jobs. As always, they go up immediately on their own page. Happy hunting! Education Manager, Digital Media & Online Learning [Guggenheim Museum] The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation is seeking an Education Manager, Digital Media & Online Learning. As a member of the Education Department, and in collaboration with the Guggenheim […]

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Free Conference on Museum Education and Community Partnerships

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on October 17, 2012 in conferences, professional development |

Don’t miss this great workshop from the Greater Boston Museum Educators’ Roundtable. Their events are now free and open to all, so find them on Facebook and keep an eye out. Attached is a flyer about their first workshop on Monday December 10th at 9:30 at the Charlestown Boys and Girls Club to discuss “Building Community […]

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Museums in the News

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on October 15, 2012 in museums in the news |

Here’s our weekly round-up of our favorite things that were said about museums this week: the good, the bad, and the really quite strange! Space Shuttle Endeavour’s Historic L.A. Move Documented for Film Met Museum Makes Hundreds of Catalogues Available Online For Free A wee bit scandalous! THE BEATLES’ PENISES DEFACED AT MUSEUM OF LIVERPOOL Hampden […]

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Get published! “Collecting the Contemporary” Call for papers

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on October 13, 2012 in professional development, Uncategorized |

COLLECTING THE CONTEMPORARY    Edited by Owain Rhys and Zelda Baveystock We invite international submissions to be included in this forthcoming book, to be published by MuseumsEtc in 2013. The book will be edited by Owain Rhys, Curator of Contemporary Life at St Fagans: National History Museum, Wales and Zelda Baveystock, Teaching Associate at Newcastle […]

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Weekly Jobs Round-up!

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on October 12, 2012 in jobs listings |

Welcome to our weekly roundup of new jobs. As always, they go up immediately on their own page. Happy hunting! Museum Assistant [Old South Meeting House]   Description:  The Old South Meeting House, a non-profit museum, historic site and active meeting place in the heart of downtown Boston, seeks dependable and personable individuals to work with the […]

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Museums in the News

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on October 8, 2012 in museums in the news, Uncategorized |

Not “news,” but don’t miss a TED talk with the director of the Met! Here’s our weekly round-up of our favorite things that were said about museums this week: the good, the bad, and the really quite strange! A vistor to the Tate Modern tags a Rothko painting on display: Police hunt for Mark Rothko vandal […]

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Conferences you should know about!

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on October 6, 2012 in conferences, Uncategorized |

Everyone’s talking aNEMA NEMA NEMA in the run up  to their conference this November, (and for good reason, it’s a great opportunity to meet and chat with the people who are coming up with ideas and moving the cogs in our regional museum community.) But it’s hardly the only conferences! I grabbed just three of […]

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Weekly Jobs Round-up!

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on October 5, 2012 in jobs listings |

Welcome to our weekly roundup of new jobs. As always, they go up immediately on their own page. Happy hunting! Coordinator of the Explainer Programs [The New York Botanical Garden] Coordinator of the Explainer Programs Education – Position Application Number: E-0071 Send Resumé Summary of Responsibilities  The Coordinator of the Explainer Programs develops and manages teen programs in […]

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Museums in the News

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on October 1, 2012 in museums in the news |

Here’s our weekly round-up of our favorite things that were said about museums this week: the good, the bad, and the really quite strange! Baltimore museum could reclaim Renoir sold at flea market for $7 Irish Famine Museum Opening at Conn. University Seattle Art Museum’s New Exhibit: Women Take Over American Museum of Magic still a […]

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Boston National EMP Workshop

Posted by Amanda Gustin on October 1, 2012 in boston emps |

From the Boston EMPs. If you’re not on their mailing list, shoot an email to the address below. On October 15th we will be hosting another National EMP workshop.  The workshop will be based on curriculum developed by AAM and presented by Dan Yaeger, the Executive Director of NEMA (New England Museum Association).  Dan will […]

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