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Help out a NEMA session by taking this survey

Posted by Tegan Kehoe on July 22, 2014 in Uncategorized |

Do you have a few minutes to spare to help with the data behind a NEMA 2014 conference panel?

Tufts Alum Amanda Gustin is chairing a panel titled “The Graduate School Conundrum.” The panel will open with analysis of trends in museum graduate education, and in order to do that analysis we need your help!

Whether or not you have a degree, whether or not you currently have a museum job, we are hoping you’ll fill out the survey and tell us a little bit about your background and your thoughts.

Survey link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1JPVHLvpoh_oJX5vh6xEHgtia7W4qVk0_ViyY70grjKU/viewform

The data will be followed by a conversational debate between Tufts program director Cynthia Robinson and museum consultant Linda Norris (of The Uncataloged Museum blog).

Here’s the official session description:

As the museum field has continued to professionalize, museum studies, public history, and other similar graduate programs seem to multiply at an exponential rate. What’s going on? We’ll present information from a 2014 survey of museum graduates & museum programs, and then continue with a conversational debate between panelists about the state, practicality, diversity, value, and future of museum studies. We will also invite questions and feedback from the audience.

Look for the results and panel discussion at the 2014 NEMA Annual Conference in Cambridge this fall! (More info on the conference at http://www.nemanet.org/conference-events/conference/2014-conference/main/.

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Session proposals for the AAM Conference are now open!

Posted by Tegan Kehoe on July 22, 2014 in conferences |

  See http://www.aam-us.org/events/annual-meeting/sessions for details.  Session Proposal Submission Opens        July 16  Session Proposal Submission Deadline        August 25  Session Acceptance/Non-Acceptance Sent        mid-November

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Weekly Jobs Round-up!

Posted by Tegan Kehoe on July 20, 2014 in jobs listings |

Here’s our weekly roundup of new jobs. As always, they go up immediately on their own page. Happy hunting! - Director [Columbus Museum]  - Assistant Curator – Arms and Armor [The Met]  - Curatorial Assistant [Cincinnati Art Museum]  - Senior Membership Manager [National 9/11 Memorial and Museum] - Exhibitions Coordinator [Asia Society Texas Center]  - Deputy Director of Curatorial Affairs & Programs [Anchorage […]

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Upcoming Symposium in Boston

Posted by Tegan Kehoe on July 20, 2014 in boston emps, professional development |

Recent Tufts alumna Lauren Reddy passed this announcement along. Thanks, Lauren! Full-time student registration is $35, and there are a limited number of scholarships available. NICHOLS HOUSE MUSEUM SYMPOSIUM IN THE HOUSE AND ON THE WEB: 21ST-CENTURY STRATEGIES FOR INTERPRETING HISTORIC INTERIORS The Boston Athenaeum, 10 1/2 Beacon Street, Boston, Massachusetts October 3, 2014 at […]

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The Wider World: Design with the Public in Mind

Posted by Tegan Kehoe on July 16, 2014 in The Wider World |

by Tegan Kehoe Have you seen the news? An activist group in London has begun pouring concrete over metal spikes that deter people from loitering and homeless people from sleeping in certain areas.. As it turns out, the field of designing to influence behavior is a pretty developed one. Designers install all kinds of features to make […]

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Weekly Jobs Round-up!

Posted by Tegan Kehoe on July 13, 2014 in jobs listings |

Here’s our weekly roundup of new jobs. As always, they go up immediately on their own page. Happy hunting! - Research/Evaluation Associate [Museum of Science, Boston] - Education Coordinator [McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center]  - Director of Marketing [Newport Art Museum] - Oral History Intern [Nantucket Historical Association]  - Museum Registrar (temporary) [Bellarmine Museum of Art]  - Collections and Archives Manager [Saco Museum]  - Deputy Director, […]

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Weekly Jobs Round-up!

Posted by Tegan Kehoe on July 6, 2014 in jobs listings |

Here’s our weekly roundup of new jobs. As always, they go up immediately on their own page. Happy hunting! - Curatorial Assistant [The Buffalo Bill Center of the West] - William and Sarah Ross Soter (Associate) Curator of Photography [Columbus Museum of Art] - Collections Manager [The Metropolitan Museum of Art] - Director of Education and Public Programs [The […]

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Weekly Jobs Round-Up!

Posted by Tegan Kehoe on July 1, 2014 in jobs listings |

Here’s our weekly roundup of new jobs. As always, they go up immediately on their own page. Happy hunting! – Manager, Maritime Artisans Program [Plimoth Plantation] – Educator Specialist [Mystic Seaport Museum] – Curator [Natick Historical Society] – Director of Education and Public Programs [Concord Museum] – Manager of Family & Youth Programs [deCordova Sculpture Park and […]

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Weekly Jobs Round-Up!

Posted by Tegan Kehoe on June 22, 2014 in jobs listings |

Here’s our weekly roundup of new jobs. As always, they go up immediately on their own page. Happy hunting! – Maine Memory Network Content Assistant [Maine Historical Society] – Manager of Youth and School Programs [Heritage Museum and Gardens] – Deputy Director for Education & Audience Engagement [Montclair Art Museum] – Director of Education and Interpretation [The […]

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The Wider World: Getting to Know a New Area

Posted by Tegan Kehoe on June 21, 2014 in The Wider World |

Summer is often a time of change. Many recent graduates of the Tufts Museum Studies program are either already in, or in the process of finding, jobs that will take them to places they have never lived. Many of us are interning somewhere new to us. It’s great! If museums are community institutions, and I […]

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