About the Blog

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What is it?

The goal of the blog is to connect the Tufts University Museum Studies community, promote thoughtful discourse about museums, and collect museum information from around the world.

How Does It Work?

New posts appear multiple times per week. Some are scheduled, some come as they need. You can always watch out for:

Sundays: Museums in the News. Each week we round up interesting news articles about museums, and a wide variety of topics that touch upon museums.

Mondays: Dispatches from the Mid-Atlantic by columnist Madeline Karp. Madeline is a Tufts alumna and the Community Outreach Coordinator at the Please Touch Museum in Philadelphia. She chronicles events at her museum as well as thoughts on life in the field.

Wednesdays: Science in Museums by columnists Catherine Sigmond, Kacie Rice, and Cira Brown. These current students address issues of interest in museums who tackle science, engineering, and the challenge of sharing those ideas in an interesting and meaningful way.

Fridays: Weekly Jobs Round-up. Jobs are posted throughout the week, but we write up a review every Friday. If you’re job-hunting or just looking at how the field is shaping up, check it out! 

Want Museum Studies in your Inbox? 

To subscribe, you can use an RSS feed manager (RIP Google Reader) or you can sign up for a service such as Feed My Inbox (http://www.feedmyinbox.com/).

How Can I Participate?

We’re always looking for new blog authors and assistant editors, and welcome submissions of any kind. Here are a few ideas for post topics:

  • Exhibition reviews
  • Museum reviews
  • Short essays on upcoming topics
  • Short introductions to new blogs or other online sources of information
  • Event announcements
  • Internship overviews and reports

About the Tufts Museum Studies Program

Interested in learning about the classes, professors, and community here at Tufts? Visit the program’s website to find out more!

 

If you have any additional ideas for the blog, we’d love to hear them. This is your space too! Please email phillippa.pitts[at]tufts.edu to share!

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