Museum Studies at Tufts University

Exploring museums, ideas, and conversation

About the Blog

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! 

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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 tuftsmuseumblog[at] to share!


  1. margaret feuer

    July 29, 2013 at 6:18 pm

    How do I post a job listing on your site for executive director of a local history museum in Palo Alto, CA.?

  2. We’d be happy to add your job listing! Please email us at Thank you!

  3. Museums are one of the most popular items on any city tour itinerary. They present history, culture, nature, some museums are simply funny and meant to entertain us

  4. Thank you for posting all of the museum jobs. For easier reference, could you please put the month and year of the posting, i see several have “1974.”

  5. Hi Garret, Good eye! The 1974 dating is a workaround that was set up when the blog was built to stop all the job postings from individually mailing to those who had subscribed the blog. We’ll start putting a posting date on them! Thanks.

  6. Dear Web Master
    Cooper Hewitt positions have closed and been filled. Kindly take the announcements off the website after they have closed. Kind regards,

  7. Hello,
    I’d be glad to take the positions down if I am notified that they have been filled; however, this information isn’t always publicly available, so I default to posting the date the applications are due, if that information has been announced. I will take down the recent Cooper Hewitt positions. If you want to talk about this further, or to let Tufts students know about openings (and when they fill) in the future, you can email me at

  8. How do I update information for our Association?

  9. You can comment here, or email me at, and I’ll make the changes as soon as possible.

  10. I have MA in Museum and Heritage Studies. I have been practicing as a field guide in Ghana for 7 years now. Anyone knows of a Museum I can be relavant too? I would be happy to know. Thanks.

  11. Hi Jonathan,
    I recommend checking out our jobs page — — and if you are looking for jobs specific to your field guide experience, I recommend using some of the links towards the top, which point you to a number of other job boards, some of which allow you to filter your search by type of position. Best of luck!

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