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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 antique revolver recovered after museum curator sees it on cable TV show

Crowdfunding a Museum for Alexander Graham Bell in 1922

Museum makeup questioned

National Railway Museum hit by nepotism row as curator’s husband wins contracts

A Window On The Future Of The Clyfford Still Museum

At the Holocaust Museum, treading quietly through the unspeakable

The World’s 8 Weirdest Food Museums

Amid a Renovation, Rethinking the Neuberger

From Getty Intern to Arts Professional: Museum Educator Jennifer Reid


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 […]


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 […]



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 […]



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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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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