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Here’s our weekly round-up of our favorite things that were said about museums this week: the good, the bad, and the really quite strange!
My pick of this week is this Sun Times piece about what we’re losing in the Field Museum’s budget cuts and how much more there is to natural history museum than what you can see for the price of admission.
- Fire Destroys Danish Museum, Collection Saved
- Museum in Gummidipoondi offers a ‘hearty’ welcome to visitors
- NY and Israel museums jointly buy ancient Hebrew manuscript that was about to be auctioned
- Smithsonian to close some exhibit areas because of sequestration
- Scholars find cannibalism at Jamestown settlement
- Museum in debt, suspends regular hours of operation
- Museum of Modern Art launches free-admission promotions
- 9/11 museum at Ground Zero will charge for admission, angering family members of victims
- Museum Offered a Boost
- World’s most beautiful museums
- Metropolitan Museum says it will return Cambodian statues
Don’t forget: The Wonder Smith: Children’s Book Illustrations of Boris Artzybasheff opens with a public reception from 5:30 to 8 p.m. next Monday, May 6. This exhibition includes over 40 black and white works from the Boston Public Library’s John D. Merriam Collection. Through them, visitors can explore the artist’s creative and technical genius. Many are accompanied [...]
Welcome to our weekly roundup of new jobs. As always, they go up immediately on their own page. Happy hunting! But first, if you’ll be a Tufts student next year, check out this position at the Tufts University Art Gallery: Visitor Services Ambassadors [Tufts University Art Gallery] The Tufts University Art Gallery is hiring Visitor Services Ambassadors [...]
by columnist Kacie Rice, Museum educators, as proprietors of informal learning for all ages, often run into a unique dilemma: how do we create educational science experiences that cater to both kids and adults? I was recently having a discussion about this topic with fellow Science in Museums blogger Cira Brown and our classmate Rachel [...]
by columnist Madeline Karp Last April, in a fit of ridiculousness, I declared myself Her Royal Highness, Madeline, Ice Princess of Pittsburgh and All Western Pennsylvania. My friends rolled their eyes, sighed, and obliged until the Pittsburgh Penguins were knocked out of Stanley Cup contention in the first round, thereby ending my reign supreme. This [...]
Here’s our weekly round-up of our favorite things that were said about museums this week: the good, the bad, and the really quite strange! But first, I was sad to hear of E.L. Konigsburg’s death this week. Her book, From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler made a huge impression on me as a [...]
Here’s an interesting piece by GalleristNY about “Hack the Met,” a highly unauthorized tour operating inside the Met, drawing new, young, often-techie New Yorkers into a dialogue that covers everything from medieval armor and musical instruments to Thomas Gainsborough…. with flasks. Mr. Gray, who grew up in Georgia and moved to New York in 2007, discovered [...]
Welcome to our weekly roundup of new jobs. As always, they go up immediately on their own page. Happy hunting! Curatorial Assistant II [Harvard University Herbaria] Auto req ID 29195BR Business Title Curatorial Assistant II School/Unit Faculty of Arts and Sciences Sub-Unit ———— Location USA – MA – Cambridge Job Function Museum Time Status Full-time Schedule Monday [...]
by columnist Catherine Sigmond Last week the Exploratorium officially re-opened in its 330,000 ft. new building at Pier 15 in San Francisco after a $300 million, multi-year construction project. The new museum at Pier 15, which is three times bigger than the previous location at the Palace of Fine Arts, boasts an array of exciting [...]
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