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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 be speaking about Networking and Personal Branding. The workshop will take place at the Tufts University Art Gallery at 5:45pm.  The presentation will begin at 6pm and may last two hours depending on participation and questions.

Please meet in the gallery at 5:45pm.  We will then go down to a classroom space where the workshop will take place.  You can find directions to the galley on this website :http://artgallery.tufts.edu/plan/directionsParking.htm

These EMP Career Workshops are free to AAM members and require pre-registration via the AAM website.  In addition to registering on the AAM website, please email us at BostonEMPS@gmail.comas well.

The registration website is currently being created.  Please stay tuned for more details and a link.

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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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“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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NEMA Conference Scholarships

Posted by Amanda Gustin on August 31, 2012 in conferences |

I know, I know – grad students don’t exactly have a ton of excess money floating around, so you’re a little hesitant about ponying up the cash for the NEMA conference this fall. You don’t have to go it alone, though! There are several scholarships available that will help pay to attend NEMA – and […]

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AASLH Online Conference

Posted by Amanda Gustin on August 29, 2012 in conferences, professional development |

The American Association for State and Local History’s Annual Conference is an amazingly good time for museum & history professionals, but this year it’s being held all the way across the country from us in Salt Lake City, Utah. If your student budget can’t stretch to cover airfare and the hotel, consider this terrific idea […]

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Informational Interviews

Posted by Amanda Gustin on August 27, 2012 in professional development |

As you progress through your museum career (or really any career!), getting advice from those who have been there and done that is crucial. Do you want to be a decorative arts curator? Then talk to other decorative arts curators, find out what they do every day, and how they got to where they are. […]

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Museums in the News

Posted by Amanda Gustin on August 26, 2012 in museums in the news |

Welcome to our weekly news roundup of news articles about museums! A day at Saratoga’s real Museum Museum Is Literally Spitting Out Burned Exhibits Every boyfriend’s nightmare: Inside Seoul’s new handbag museum How the Gardner’s garden grows: Nursing the Gardner Museum’s plants back to health At age 30, Acton’s Discovery Museums still looking to the future Stolen […]

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Weekly Jobs Listing

Posted by Amanda Gustin on August 25, 2012 in jobs listings |

Each Saturday, we round up the most recent jobs that we’ve posted. Remember, jobs always go up immediately on a separate page, so if you’re really hunting, check there first! Public Program Coordinator [Vermont Historical Society] Public Program Coordinator General Description: The Public Program Coordinator will be responsible for the development and implementation of public […]

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Graduate Student Reception at the Boston Athanaeum

Posted by Amanda Gustin on August 24, 2012 in professional development |

Tufts Adjunct Professor Margherita Desy sent us this ringing endorsement of an upcoming event at the Boston Athanaeum: I have been a member of the Athenaeum for many years and often bring my collections management in as a field trip.  The Athenaeum’s collections run from fine arts (including paintings, sculpture and photography) and decorative arts, to rare books […]

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The Art Economy

Posted by Amanda Gustin on August 22, 2012 in museums in the news |

NPR did a really wonderful little story on the idea of art revitalizing a town’s struggling economy, using the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art in North Adams, MA, as an example. Read the article here. What do you think? Can art drive an economy? Does Mass MoCA just need a little more time? Do museums […]

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Museums in the News

Posted by Amanda Gustin on August 19, 2012 in museums in the news |

Sorry for the hiatus! We’ll begin again with some catch-up on our weekly articles about museums in the news. Indiana museum finds previously unauthenticated glass Picasso piece in storage; plans to sell [New York] State Museum will reopen on Sundays Detroit Museum’s Attendance Soars Following Pro-Tax Vote ‘The Oatmeal’ Needs Your Help to Build Tesla […]

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Weekly Jobs Listing

Posted by Amanda Gustin on August 18, 2012 in jobs listings |

Here’s a roundup of jobs posted this week. As always, jobs go up immediately on their own page; always check there if you really want them fresh & hot! Assistant Director for Interpretation [The Old North Foundation] Job Description Assistant Director for Interpretation, The Old North Foundation Organization: The Old North Foundation 193 Salem Street […]

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AAM Conference Opportunity for Graduate Students

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

From Greg Stevens at AAM, here’s a great opportunity for all current students and recent alums. “For the upcoming AAM Annual Meeting 2013 in Baltimore (May 19-22, 2013), I’ve proposed a “Graduate Flash Showcase” session, and encourage you to share this opportunity with students and recent grads. We’ve held successful Graduate Flash Showcases for the […]

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Personal Branding

Posted by Amanda Gustin on August 13, 2012 in learning opportunities |

Have you ever Googled yourself? Try it. See what comes up. I’ll wait. So, now that you’ve done that – were you surprised by anything? The internet seems so transient that it can be difficult to remember that every bit of it is saved forever. Your online presence can help your career – but it […]

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Weekly Jobs Roundup

Posted by Amanda Gustin on July 28, 2012 in jobs listings |

Here’s our weekly roundup of new jobs. As always, they go up immediately on their own page. Director of Professional Development and School Programs [Connecticut Science Center] Linked here…. Internship [Discovery Room] *Discovery Room* *Internship Program* *Fall 2012* This is a great opportunity for students not in fieldwork this year, and for students who will […]

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Drinking about Museums

Posted by Amanda Gustin on July 18, 2012 in meetups |

The next Drinking About Museums event is taking place tomorrow, July 18, at the Boston Children’s Museum. (To clarify, the museum visit is at the Children’s Museum; the alcohol will be consumed elsewhere.) Meet at the Children’s Museum in the lobby a little before 5:00 p.m. More details on Ed Rodley’s blog. These are terrific […]

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A bit of fun: Regina Spektor, “All the Rowboats”

Posted by Amanda Gustin on July 13, 2012 in potpourri |

Trust me, this really is about art museums, despite the visual imagery. Listen to the words – she’s actually making some interesting commentary on the way art is treated in museums.

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Food for Thought: Should Museums Accession lolcats?

Posted by Amanda Gustin on July 9, 2012 in food for thought, technology |

Go and read Suse Cairns‘s fascinating exploration of native digital objects and art, and how museums can think about them and deal with them. Bonus interview with Tom Woolley, New Media Curator at the UK National Media Museum. (He’s responsible for a Life Online gallery that has a constant video of memes on it. If […]

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Weekly Jobs Listing

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

No new jobs this week. As always, though, keep an eye on the job announcements page. Still want to keep searching? Check out these alternate sites: HistPres – Unique Historic Preservation Jobs Museum Employment Resource Center Job HQ – American Association of Museums American Association of State and Local History Career Center New England Museum […]

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Museums in the News

Posted by Amanda Gustin on July 1, 2012 in museums in the news |

Welcome to our weekly roundup of news articles about museums. Museum of Fine Arts and Red Sox collaborate on photo exhibition National Civil Rights Museum to open balcony where Martin Luther King Jr. was shot Paul Simon museum in Troy set to shutter for lack of funds Slavery museum’s noble idea undone Endangered Cake Museum […]

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Weekly Jobs Listing

Posted by Amanda Gustin on June 30, 2012 in jobs listings |

Welcome to our weekly listing of posted jobs. As always, jobs go up immediately on their own page. Communications Coordinator [Please Touch Museum] Communications Coordinator – Please Touch Museum: Philadelphia, PA Communications Coordinator Organization: Please Touch Museum Job Categories: Marketing & Public Relations, Philadelphia County (PA), Museums Responsibilities: *   Write an… Visitor Services & Volunteer […]

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Museums in the News

Posted by Amanda Gustin on June 24, 2012 in museums in the news |

Welcome to our weekly roundup of museums in the news! Nantucket lightship turned into a museum National Women’s History Museum Makes Changes After HuffPost Investigation A Jazz Museum Grows Up Texas police search for man who spray-painted over a Picasso Donated helium to lift NY museum’s replica balloon Ohio museum to return 2,500-year-old water jug, […]

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Weekly Jobs Listing

Posted by Amanda Gustin on June 23, 2012 in jobs listings |

Welcome to our weekly roundup of museum jobs. As always, announcements go up immediately on their own page. Marketing & Communications Director [Washington State Historical Society] Marketing & Communications Director, Washington State Historical Society The Washington State Historical Society is looking for a dynamic, experienced Marketing & Communications Director. Please pass along to anyone you feel […]

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Cambridge Open Archives Tour

Posted by Amanda Gustin on June 22, 2012 in archives, collections |

I heard from some attendees last year that these are an absolute blast. They’re certainly a rare opportunity to get behind-the-scenes. Cambridge’s Fourth Annual Archives Crawl   The Open Archives Tour is a chance to go behind the scenes at a number of unique archives and collecting agencies in Cambridge. This year, twelve archives will […]

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Reminder: One week from today, Boston EMPs event

Posted by Amanda Gustin on June 20, 2012 in boston emps, learning opportunities |

If you haven’t signed up for this great event yet, you should definitely get right on that! Understanding Government Job Applications June 27, 6 p.m. Northeast Museum Services Center, Charlestown Navy Yard Interested in working for the government but daunted by all the paperwork, grade levels and bureaucracy that goes into applying? Come attend our […]

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Smithsonian Early Childhood Science Education Research Forum

Posted by Amanda Gustin on June 19, 2012 in free resources, learning opportunities |

Smithsonian Early Childhood Science Education Research Forum Note that there is a webcast for this event, which looks amazing. *Smithsonian Early Childhood Science Education Research Forum***** Join us on *Wednesday, June 20* for a Smithsonian Early Childhood Science Education Research Forum. Events begin at 9:00 am. This forum is open to all educators, administrators, research […]

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Museums in the News

Posted by Amanda Gustin on June 17, 2012 in museums in the news |

Welcome to our weekly roundup of museums in the news! Virginia museum displays Civil War photos of young girls in hopes of solving mystery Behind-the-scenes museum tour in Ohio allows public to see restoration of famed Memphis Belle Public’s aid sought in ’90 Gardner Museum heist Lenfest issues $40 million challenge for American Revolution museum […]

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Museums in the News

Posted by Amanda Gustin on June 10, 2012 in Uncategorized |

Welcome to our weekly roundup of news articles about museums! Stonewall National Museum & Archives Stores America’s LGBT History Is this New York’s Smallest Museum? Museum Ponders Sale of Landmark Building  Celebrity of sorts in town for Edmonds museum assessment program Beatles Museum in Hamburg is Kaput 10 great places for museum mysteries Waukegan needs […]

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Google World Wonders Project

Posted by Amanda Gustin on June 8, 2012 in food for thought |

Initial reaction: OMG COOOOOOOL. More measured response from Max Van Balgooy of Engaging Places: Google Launches World Wonders Project.

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Food for Thought: Making a Museum from Scratch

Posted by Amanda Gustin on June 6, 2012 in food for thought |

In case you haven’t seen this, Ed Rodley at Thinking about Museums has had a really, really fascinating, thoughtful, and thought-provoking series of discussions lately. He’s playing out a thought experiment that starts with a basic premise: how would you create a museum from scratch? That is, how would you incorporate all of our current […]

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Museums in the News

Posted by Amanda Gustin on June 3, 2012 in museums in the news |

Welcome to our weekly roundup of news articles about museums. NYC museum’s beer exhibit offers history on tap Academy’s New Movie Museum Designers: ‘Don’t Call It a Museum’ Contemporary Museum hopes to reopen Follow Museums Like Others Follow Sports Teams Kenya to open Africa’s first underwater museum New York galleries staging museum-quality exhibitions Exploring culture, […]

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Weekly Jobs Listing

Posted by Amanda Gustin on June 2, 2012 in jobs listings |

As always, job announcements go up immediately on their own page. Be sure to check the top of that page for job listings on other sites. Digital Media Developer [Penn Museum] DIGITAL MEDIA DEVELOPER, PENN MUSEUM The Digital Media Developer (DMD) will assist the Digital Media Center at the Penn Museum in maintaining the Museum’s […]

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Libraries and Museums in an Era of Participatory Culture

Posted by Amanda Gustin on June 1, 2012 in learning opportunities, reports |

The Salzburg Global Seminar and IMLS have teamed up to produce a really interesting-looking report about “Libraries and Museums in an Era of Participatory Culture.” Go, download, and read it.

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Reminder! John Falk Book Discussion & Drinking About Museum

Posted by Amanda Gustin on May 30, 2012 in book clubs, boston emps, meetups |

This is your reminder that the DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum is hosting not one but two fantastic professional development events next week. Everyone should try to make at least one of them! First up is on Wednesday, June 6. The NEMA Young and Emerging Professionals and the Greater Boston Museum Educators’ Roundtable are co-sponsoring a […]

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Boston EMP Event: Working for the Government

Posted by Amanda Gustin on May 23, 2012 in boston emps |

Copied right over from the Boston EMP announcement: Hello Boston EMPers! Interested in working for the government but daunted by all the paperwork, grade levels, and bureaucracy that goes into applying?  Come attend our June workshop – learn the basics of the application process and some of the reasons working for the government may or may not […]

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YEP Book Club & Networking

Posted by Amanda Gustin on May 21, 2012 in book clubs, meetups |

Heads up – the NEMA Young and Emerging Professionals and the Greater Boston Museum Educators Roundtable are teaming up to present a great night of discussion and networking at the DeCordova Sculpture Park & Museum. Greater Boston Museum Educators’ Roundtable and the New England Museum Association Young and Emerging Museum Professionals bring you a discussion […]

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