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Weekly Job Listing

Posted by Amanda Gustin on February 11, 2012 in jobs listings, Uncategorized |

Welcome to our weekly job listing! As always, job announcements go up immediately on their own page, so keep an eye there to be on top of things.

I’m going to take some editorial privilege this week and give an extra shout out to two wonderful paid internships at Old Sturbridge Village, an institution near and dear to my heart. If you want to work with some amazing people and wonderful collections, please check out the Ralph Bloom Curatorial Internship and the Decorative Arts Trust Curatorial Internship.

And now, other new jobs:

  • Education Director [American Craft Council]Education Director, American Craft Council *Director of Education* * * *Reports To:* Executive Director of the Council *Summary*: The director of education is responsible for creating a roster of thought provoking, strategic and …
  • Coordinator of Gallery Tours and Volunteers [Corcoran Gallery of Art]Coordinator of Gallery Tours and Volunteers, Corcoran Gallery of Art, D.C. *POSITION TITLE:              Coordinator of Gallery Tours and Volunteers* *Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.* ** ** *DEPARTMENT:*             …
  • Director of Education and Public Programs [Storm King Art Center]Storm King Art Center is seeking a full time Director of Education and Public Programs Storm King Art Center is seeking a full time Director of Education and Public Programs Storm King Art Center is a museum that celebrates the relationship betwe…
  • Ralph Bloom Curatorial Internship [Old Sturbridge Village]Ralph Bloom Curatorial Internship, 2012 Curatorial Internship Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge , MA Responsibilities: Old Sturbridge Village seeks a college student or recent graduate interested in gaining direct hands-on experience with histor…
  • Curatorial Intern [Old Sturbridge Village]Decorative Arts Trust Internship at Old Sturbridge Village Old Sturbridge Village, New England’s largest living history museum, in conjunction with the Decorative Arts Trust, is seeking to employ a full-time, one-year curatorial intern. The intern w…
  • McDermott Internship Program [Dallas Museum of Art]The Dallas Museum of Art is now accepting applications for the 2012-2013 McDermott Internship Program, a paid internship program made possible by the Eugene McDermott Education Fund. The McDermott Internship provides those with a degree in art, art…
  • Teacher Education Coordinator/Supervising Instructor [Brooklyn Botanic Garden]*Teacher Education Coordinator/Supervising Instructor * *DEPARTMENT*: Children’s Education *REPORTS TO*: Manager of School Programs *PRIMARY OBJECTIVE*: Responsible for the development, coordination, and implementation of programs and materials f…
  • Exhibition Research and Development Manager [Monterey Bay Aquarium]Exhibition Research and Development Manager The nonprofit Monterey Bay Aquarium has a single mission: to inspire conservation of the ocean. Through world-class living exhibits, education programs, wildlife research and by advocating for …

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More on AASLH’s Museum Education Workshop

Posted by Amanda Gustin on February 10, 2012 in education, workshops |

We already mentioned that there’s going to be a terrific AASLH workshop in Boston in March; here are some more details to tempt you to sign up. The registration for AASLH’s Museum Education 101 workshop scheduled for March 15-16 in Boston, MA, is now open at www.aaslh.org/workshop.htm.  The workshop is hosted by Historic New England […]

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Food for Thought: Visitor Inflation

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

Merriam-Webster’s defines inflation as “a continuing rise in the general price level usually attributed to an increase in the volume of money and credit relative to available goods and services.” We’re most familiar with the concept in an economic context. Each year, a dollar buys less. In times of high inflation, it buys a lot […]

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Call for Curatorial Proposals

Posted by Amanda Gustin on February 8, 2012 in potpourri |

Here’s a really intriguing opportunity to the art-focused among us. Would love to see a Tufts student take advantage of this! CALL TO ARTISTS & CURATORS: Deadline: April 9, 2012. THE NEW ART CENTER in Newton’s fantastic Curatorial Opportunity Program (COP) gives you the opportunity to experiment in a large, unique and alternative space. The […]

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Museums in the News

Posted by Amanda Gustin on February 5, 2012 in museums in the news |

Welcome to our weekly roundup of news articles about museums. Farmers market at art museum is perfect winter pairing Cleanup at Vallejo museum isn’t history yet New Iowa Children’s Museum exhibit promotes financial literacy Custer dealer seeks return of seized artifacts Eclectic US museum to be emptied by auction Unleash the Power of Technology: How […]

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Weekly Job Listings

Posted by Amanda Gustin on February 4, 2012 in jobs listings |

Welcome to our weekly roundup of museum jobs. Postings always appear immediately on their own page. Teacher Education Coordinator/Supervising Instructor [Brooklyn Botanic Garden]*Teacher Education Coordinator/Supervising Instructor * *DEPARTMENT*: Children’s Education *REPORTS TO*: Manager of School Programs *PRIMARY OBJECTIVE*: Responsible for the development, coordination, and implementation of programs and materials f… Exhibition Research and Development Manager […]

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Tufts Art History Graduate Research Conference

Posted by Amanda Gustin on February 3, 2012 in conferences, tufts events |

The Tufts University Art History Graduate Program would like to invite your students, faculty, and staff to attend its graduate student research conference. The theme of the conference is “Art and Exchange.” This year’s event will be held Saturday, March 10, 2012, from 9:30 to 3:45, with a keynote talk by Dennis Carr, Assistant Curator of Decorative […]

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NEMA YEP Workshop Call for Proposals

Posted by Amanda Gustin on February 1, 2012 in professional development |

Young and Emerging Museum Professionals PAG Workshop Series: Learn, Laugh, Love II The NEMA Young and Emerging Museum Professionals (YEPs) PAG understands that new and emerging museum professionals have limited budgets to attend workshops, and frequently are unable to miss work for professional development and/or networking events. To break down these barriers faced by those […]

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Food for Thought: Museums & Historic Sites

Posted by Amanda Gustin on January 30, 2012 in food for thought |

We’ll call this an occasional series, which means when we have content, we’ll run it. The basic idea is to present a quick idea and get you thinking. If any of our suggestions catch your eye, and you’d like to write a response post, we’d love to publish it. Leave a comment and we’ll be […]

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Museums in the News

Posted by Amanda Gustin on January 29, 2012 in museums in the news |

Welcome to our weekly roundup of museum news stories. Driving America: Henry Ford Museum Redefines Automotive History JFK library releases last of his secret tapes Apple’s Secret Museum Offer Clues to Inner Workings Philadelphia Museum of Art Guitar Pick Abu Dhabi Greenlights Its Mega-Museum Project Inside Prada’s 24 Hour Museum Agency awards $5 million to […]

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Weekly Job Listing

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

Per usual, jobs go up immediately on their own page. Exhibition Research and Development Manager [Monterey Bay Aquarium]Exhibition Research and Development Manager The nonprofit Monterey Bay Aquarium has a single mission: to inspire conservation of the ocean. Through world-class living exhibits, education programs, wildlife research and by advocating for … Education Specialist [National Park Service, […]

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Recap: Preparing Proposals for Conferences, a Boston EMP Workshop

Posted by Amanda Gustin on January 25, 2012 in boston emps, conferences |

On Thursday, January 19, several members of the Boston area Emerging Professionals Group, an affinity group of the American Association of Museums, met at the Diesel Cafe in Davis Square, Somerville, to hear a presentation about how to develop, write, and submit session proposals for museum conferences. Presented by Kate McIntosh of Revitalizing Historic Sites […]

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Museums in the News

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

Welcome to our weekly roundup of news stories about museums. Interview With Herb Tam of Museum of Chinese in America Ammunition meant death in nation’s bloodiest war American masters get new life at NYC’s Met museum American art takes the stage at the Louvre with focus on landscape painting Researchers, tribes clash over Native bones […]

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Weekly Job Listing

Posted by Amanda Gustin on January 21, 2012 in jobs listings |

Welcome to our weekly roundup of job postings. As always, make sure you check the job announcement page if you want to see jobs the second they go up. School Programs Manager [Museum of Fine Arts, Houston]School Programs Manager, MFA Houston Position Available at the MFAH *Title:* *School Programs Manager* *Status:* Accepting Applications *Location:* Law […]

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AASLH Spring Workshops

Posted by Amanda Gustin on January 20, 2012 in Uncategorized |

AASLH does workshops all over the country, and we’re lucky enough to have a terrific one right in our backyard this spring, and the other a short train ride away. (They also have a great emerging professional scholarship program that you could use to attend one of these workshops. The catch is that the deadline […]

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Book Review: Museum Masters by Edward P. Alexander

Posted by Amanda Gustin on January 18, 2012 in book reviews |

In the new year, I’m hoping that the Tufts Museum Studies Blog will feature book reviews of interesting museological texts both old and new. These books will then be listed in our currently-anemic bibliography page, and linked back to their reviews. If you have a book that you’ve enjoyed reading, and would like to write […]

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Museums in the News

Posted by Amanda Gustin on January 15, 2012 in museums in the news |

Welcome to our weekly roundup of news stories about museums! Underground Museum of Astronautics in Moscow Quileute tribal museum show debunking Twilight movies opening in Washington, DC Vegas museum to spotlight mob films Texas museums seeing fewer school children, dwindling dollars Civil War museums changing as view on war changes Picasso Works Stolen From Greece’s Largest […]

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Weekly Jobs Listing

Posted by Amanda Gustin on January 14, 2012 in jobs listings |

Welcome to our weekly roundup of jobs. As always, they go up immediately on their own page. Director of Public Programming [Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum]Director of Program Planning, IS Gardner Museum, Boston * * *Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum* *POSITION DESCRIPTION* *Position Title:         *Director of Program Planning *Department:         […]

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EMP National Career Workshop

Posted by Amanda Gustin on January 13, 2012 in boston emps, free resources |

Straight from the Boston EMP group, here’s an announcement of a great national event being held at our very own Tufts University Art Gallery. EMP National Career Workshop Wednesday, February 1st, 6:00-8:00 On February 1st, we’re excited to present our second national AAM-EMP Career event. The theme of this workshop is “Interviewing Tips”, and we’ll be […]

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Conference Session Proposal Writing Workshop by Boston EMPs

Posted by Amanda Gustin on January 11, 2012 in boston emps, conferences |

The Boston EMPs (we’ve talked about them) are putting on a conference session proposal writing workshop at Diesel Cafe in Davis Square. This is great timing to put the finishing touches on that proposal you’re perfecting for the NEMA conference deadline of February 3. Even if you’re not putting together a proposal – and you […]

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Museums in the News

Posted by Amanda Gustin on January 8, 2012 in museums in the news |

Welcome to our weekly roundup of news articles about museums! Hidden bag found in sub at Wis. Maritime Museum British Museum canters through 5,000 years of equine history National Pinball Museum to open in downtown Baltimore on Jan. 14 after losing lease in DC Seaport Museum to Host Major Photo Exhibit on Occupy Wall Street New […]

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Weekly Jobs Listing

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

Welcome to our weekly roundup of museum jobs! As always, jobs go up immediately on their own page. Education Director [Old South Meeting House]Education Director Old South Meeting House USA, MA, Boston Old South Meeting House, a museum, historic site and gathering place, seeks experienced, creative and collaborative professional to lead and implement all aspects […]

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Graduate Student Presentations at AAM

Posted by Amanda Gustin on January 6, 2012 in conferences, Uncategorized |

Straight from AAM: Museum Grad Students, Here’s a great opportunity to share your knowledge and build your presentation skills at the 2012 AAM annual meeting! The 2012 Graduate “Flash” Showcase will be held at the AAM Annual Meeting 2012 in Minneapolis St. Paul on Wednesday, May 2, from 12:15-1:45 p.m. This showcase is a series […]

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AASLH Webinars: StEPs Program

Posted by Amanda Gustin on January 4, 2012 in free resources |

First things first: What is StEPs? StEPS stands for Standards and Excellence Program [for History Organizations]. It’s organized by those marvelous folks at the AASLH (that’s American Association for State and Local History, in case you’re in a post-holiday stupor). I’ll let them describe it in their own words: StEPs is a voluntary assessment program […]

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Museums in the News

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

Happy 2012, everyone, and welcome to our weekly roundup of museum news articles. Occupy Wall Street becomes highly collectible New York museum to unveil more accurate picture of Washington crossing the Delaware in 1776 James Brown’s family works to create museum Ambition abounded among museums National American Latino museum may face uphill climb Maine Maritime […]

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Designing an Exhibit: The First Ladies

Posted by Amanda Gustin on December 30, 2011 in exhibition design, technology |

The Smithsonian has more resources than most of us can dream of, but what really impresses me is the way in which they put their resources to work. Their blogs are fantastic. They mix in stories from interns, volunteers, donors, curators, registrars, and many other staff members to present the whole story of an institution […]

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AAM Annual Meeting Fellowships

Posted by Amanda Gustin on December 28, 2011 in conferences |

Heads up! The AAM Annual Meeting Fellowship opportunities have been posted at http://aam-us.org/am12/fellowships.cfm The following fellowships offer a travel stipend (at least $750), complimentary conference registration, and tickets to the fellowship breakfast and other selected events. 1. Diversity Fellowships support professional growth and retention of under-represented professionals in the museum field. 2. Emerging Museum Professional […]

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Ryan Gosling Loves Museums

Posted by Amanda Gustin on December 26, 2011 in potpourri |

Ah, the internet, which can take anything and turn it into an endlessly hilarious, self-replicating meme. In other news, Ryan Gosling apparently really loves museums.

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Museums in the News

Posted by Amanda Gustin on December 25, 2011 in museums in the news |

Welcome to our weekly roundup of museums in the news, and Merry Christmas to those who celebrate! Eva Longoria Pushes For National Latino Museum After ‘Problem-Plagued’ Mexican American Center The Museum as Sacred Place Fredericksburg slavery museum finances questioned Jonathan Kay: Three reasons why Winnipeg’s Human Rights Museum is doomed to failure Brookside Museum to close […]

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Weekly Jobs Listing

Posted by Amanda Gustin on December 24, 2011 in jobs listings |

As always, jobs go up right away on their own page. Chief Educator [Intrepid Air & Space Museum]Chief Educator, Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is one of America’s leading historic, cultural and educational institutions. Opened in 1982, the Museum, anchored aboard the former USS Intrepid, a natio… […]

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Davis Art Museum @ Wellesley College: New Gallery App

Posted by Amanda Gustin on December 23, 2011 in technology |

Wellesley alum Hannah Heller, who’s now an MA candidate in Museum Education at Tufts, sent us this great video about the development of the new app for the Wellesley College art museum. It looks like an interestingly interactive model, prompting visitors to really engage with objects on a thoughtful, emotional level.

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Behind-the-scenes Tour of NEDCC?

Posted by Amanda Gustin on December 21, 2011 in tufts events |

There is a possibility of a Tufts tour of the Northeast Document Conservation Center, learning about all the behind-the-scenes work these fabulous people do. Would you be interested? Please take a moment to answer this poll and help us plan.

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Museums in the News

Posted by Amanda Gustin on December 19, 2011 in museums in the news |

Sorry this is a bit late! Hopefully the articles will be extra-interesting to make up for it. Hampton Roads museums adapt to challenging times Incoming KMAC Director Envisions Efficient Museum With Contemporary Exhibits Museum director eagerly awaits the day she can welcome visitors UNI Museum in Cedar Falls Faces Uncertain Future Two Visitors to the […]

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Weekly Job Listing

Posted by Amanda Gustin on December 17, 2011 in jobs listings |

Remember, jobs go up immediately on their own page. Internship [Childs Gallery]Internship Opportunity Childs Gallery is looking for an intern who is able to work 2-3 times a week for 4-8 hours at a time. The length and hours of the internship can be tailored to the individual needs of the intern. We strongly prefer […]

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How to make a great museum? Make your staff happy.

Posted by Amanda Gustin on December 16, 2011 in potpourri |

The Happy Museum Project, which is putting together a really interesting assortment of studies, thinking, and initiatives (if you’re not getting their newsletter, go sign up!), just published an interesting article from Steve Gardam, Head of Live Programmes at the London Transport Museum. Gardam went to an event called “Action for Happiness” at the Cass […]

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Upcoming Boston EMP Events

Posted by Amanda Gustin on December 14, 2011 in boston emps |

Quoting this one directly from the Boston EMPs email: Hello Boston EMPers! This Thursday December 15th we will be having an informal happy hour at Meadhall in Cambridge.  The gastropub is near the Kendall/MIT stop on the Red Line.  We will start to gather around 5:30 pm.  Bring some business cards and get to know […]

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Museums in the News

Posted by Amanda Gustin on December 11, 2011 in museums in the news |

Welcome to our weekly roundup of news articles about museums. The museum website as a newspaper – an interview with Walker Art Center Museum treads careful line in ‘God(s)’ exhibit What’s in a museum’s name? Everything ‘Please touch,’ says new Utah natural history museum Maintaining a Museum Ship: ex-USS SLATER (DE 766) Touring Valentino’s Museum, […]

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Weekly Jobs Listing

Posted by Amanda Gustin on December 10, 2011 in jobs listings |

Welcome to our weekly jobs listing! As always, job announcements go up immediately on their own page. Director for Learning and Interpretation [DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum]Director for Learning and Interpretation, DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum is seeking a Director of, or Deputy Director for Learning and Interpretation (DLI). The […]

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NEMA YEP Book Club Poll

Posted by Amanda Gustin on December 9, 2011 in book clubs, books about museums, learning opportunities |

The New England Museum Association’s Young & Emerging Professionals group is planning on hosting a book discussion in the near future. They’ve got a poll up asking which book we should all talk about, so go, vote, and then come to the meeting. (We’ll have details about the date and location when we hear.)

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NEMA Conference Survey

Posted by Amanda Gustin on December 8, 2011 in conferences |

Did you attend NEMA’s fall conference? If so, they’re looking for some feedback. Go, fill it out, and give your opinion. If you give them your thoughts by December 16, you’ll be entered to win a free conference registration for NEMA 2012. If you missed filling out your little yellow evaluation sheets about a particular […]

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Free December Webinars

Posted by Amanda Gustin on December 7, 2011 in free resources, learning opportunities |

Wild Apricot, which makes online membership software, has a really great blog. Each month, they do a roundup of free online webinars. (I think I’ve mentioned them before. They do a really great job.) Here’s this month’s. Highlights include: Playing by the Rules: Creating an Effective Volunteer Handbook 5 Trends in Technologoy that will Shape […]

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Museums in the News

Posted by Amanda Gustin on December 4, 2011 in museums in the news |

Welcome to our weekly roundup of museums in the news! What car part should hang in a museum? Human Zoos: Quai Branly Museum Puts Humans On Display Time To Tweet The Art: Museum-Analytics.org Keeps Tabs On Curatorial Social Media Utah’s new museum of natural history engages the senses: Rotting flesh and bird songs Make Museums Free: […]

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Weekly Job Listing

Posted by Amanda Gustin on December 3, 2011 in jobs listings |

Welcome to our weekly job roundup. As always, jobs go up immediately on their own page. Archaeology Dig Facilitator [Skirball Cultural Center]Archaeology Dig Facilitator, Skirball Cultural Center, LA The Skirball Cultural Center seeks an Archaeology Dig Facilitator to staff the Skirball’s outdoor simulated Bronze Age dig site and field lab. The drop-in archaeological dig provides […]

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Museums in the News

Posted by Amanda Gustin on November 27, 2011 in museums in the news |

Sorry this is so late; blame the Atlanta airport, whose wifi wanted nothing to do with my laptop this morning. Lewis County museum votes to lay off paid staff Minnesota museum and town revel in Spam An $85 million endowment? The Still Museum can bank on that Can a Museum Rewrite Art History? 9/11 Museum […]

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Other Job Sites

Posted by Amanda Gustin on November 26, 2011 in jobs listings |

While I’m secure in the knowledge that the Tufts Museum Studies Blog is among your favorite places to check for museum info and new job postings (and if it isn’t, don’t ruin my post-turkey buzz), there are some other great websites you can check to see new open jobs in the museum world. HistPres – […]

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Help Plimoth Plantation

Posted by Amanda Gustin on November 24, 2011 in museums in the news |

Happy Thanksgiving to those who are celebrating today! Museum professionals and students aren’t exactly two crowds known for having lots of extra money, but if you can spare anything, Plimoth Plantation needs your help. On Saturday, November 19, the Francis Cooke house at the living history museum burned down during a hearth cooking demonstration. Those […]

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Museums in the News

Posted by Amanda Gustin on November 20, 2011 in museums in the news |

Welcome to our weekly recap of news articles about museums. Enjoy! Taiwan museum says fake copies of treasured Buddhist scripture sold to buyers in China How Alice Walton’s Crystal Bridges Exposes The Foolishness Of Occupy Wall Street Daniel Rubin: Philadelphia race car museum up for international award Children’s Books: Days and Nights at the Museum […]

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Weekly Jobs Listing

Posted by Amanda Gustin on November 19, 2011 in jobs listings |

Welcome to our weekly jobs roundup. As always, jobs go up immediately on their own page. Museum Educator [Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center]Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center full & P-T positions The Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center (SEEC) is a unique museum-based early childhood program located on the Smithsonian Mall in Washington, DC. We are seeking enthusiastic, experience… […]

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NEMA Day 2

Posted by Amanda Gustin on November 17, 2011 in conferences |

Hello from Day 2 of the New England Museum Association annual conference! Today featured the opening of the 54-booth Exhibit Hall, the Professional Affinity Group luncheon, and more great sessions than you can shake a stick at. Tonight, still to come, we have an evening hors d’oeuvres hour in the Exhibit Hall and four exciting […]

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NEMA 2011

Posted by Amanda Gustin on November 16, 2011 in conferences |

Hello from Hartford! Tufts is out in force today, and tonight is the Newcomers Reception, which we sponsor. So far a great day with fascinating sessions as always – we’ll have a full report with multiple perspectives tonight (aka don’t room with me at conferences, I will make you blog). In the meantime, have a […]

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