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Weekly Jobs Update

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on April 19, 2013 in jobs listings |

Welcome to our weekly roundup of new jobs. As always, they go up immediately on their own page. Happy hunting!

  • Historic Site Administrator [Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority] The Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority has an immediate full-time opening for a Historic Site Administrator at Carlyle House Historic Park in Alexandria, Virginia (Opportunity Announcement #13-04-06).  Annual Starting Salary: $54,000 – $60,000. Excellent benefits provided. For a complete job description, please go to www.NVRPA.org.   HISTORIC SITE ADMINISTRATOR is responsible for planning, developing, coordinating, and executing a management plan for …
  • General Manager [Philadelphia's Magic Gardens] Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens (PMG) General Manager is responsible for overseeing the daily operations of PMG including staff scheduling and management, visitor services, daily finances, public programs, and events. Under the direction of the Executive Director, this position provides core leadership to staff and contractors, including supervision for other management positions within the organization. The GM …
  • Volunteer Coordinator/ Administrative Assistant [Owls Head Transportation Museum] The Owls Head Transportation Museum is accepting resumes for the position of Volunteer Coordinator/Administrative Assistant. The successful candidate will be self-motivated and possess a strong desire to work with volunteers. Duties include, though are not limited to, coordinating volunteers for specific events and special projects, recruiting and interviewing volunteers, facility use scheduling, contracts and documentation, …
  • Technical Architect, Digital Media [The Metropolitan Museum of Art] General Description: The Technical Architect will serve as the technical administrator for MediaBin, the Museum’s digital asset management system, and will be responsible for system achitecture (including upgrades or migration to a new digital asset management system), task automation, application customization, troubleshooting, reporting, and other professional services. Primary Responsibilities and Duties: -Provide technical expertise for digital asset / …
  • Administrative Director [Master's Program in Museum Studies - University of San Francisco] Job Summary The Department of Art + Architecture at the University of San Francisco invites applications for a full-time staff position of Administrative Director of the Master’s Program in Museum Studies, to begin July 1, 2013. We seek candidates with expertise in academic administration and museum management, who are conversant with the latest trends in the …
  • Education Curator [Mid America Arts Alliance] Position: Education Curator Reports to: Director of Programs Status: Exempt Job Summary: The Education Coordinator is responsible for overseeing the development and implementation of programming resources and educational materials for exhibitions organized or produced by the Visual Arts and Humanities (VAH) division of Mid-America Arts Alliance (M-AAA). Representative Examples of Work Performed: Accomplish the work of Mid-America Arts Alliance Implement the organization’s mission …
  • Curator of Education [Branigan Cultural Center] *Curator of Education* *Branigan Cultural Center * *City of Las Cruces, NM* ** Hiring range: $39,000-$41,500 *__* *_General Description of Work:_* The Branigan Cultural Center seeks an engaging individual responsible for the creation, organization, promotion, implementation, and evaluation of educational programs to the general public, students, and community audiences. The Branigan is an interdisciplinary museum that interprets the rich heritage of the Southwest and the world …
  • Exhibits Developer [Lake County Forest Preserves] Full-time Position Salary Range: $37,221.00 – $45,931.00 Annually Location: Lake County Discovery Museum Application deadline: April 26, 2013 Date posted: April 5, 2013   Responsible for the conceptualization, design, fabrication, and installation of new exhibitions and the maintenance of existing exhibitions at the Lake County Discovery Museum and at preserves/galleries around the District. Projects include temporary exhibitions, outdoor exhibit elements, as …
  • Director of Education [Folger Shakespeare Library] The Folger Shakespeare Library seeks a dynamic individual to direct a nationally recognized Education Department. The successful candidate will demonstrate creative and strategic vision to grow a well-regarded current set of Shakespeare and related programs for teacher training and K-12 education; expand Folger teacher training initiatives nationally; and develop innovative ways of connecting the local and …
  • Assistant Professor in Digital History [Temple University] The Temple University History Department seeks applications for a two-year non-tenure-track position in public history, with a specialization in digital history. The appointment will be at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor/Instructional, to begin August 2013, with possibility of renewal.  The successful candidate will participate in Temple’s public history program by advising theses, supporting program …
  • Assistant Curator [Bard Graduate Center] The Bard Graduate Center (BGC), a division of Bard College located on West 86th Street in New York City, is seeking a full-time Assistant Curator. Founded in 1993, the BGC is comprised of an Academic Program, Research Institute and Gallery. We offer MA and PhD programs in the study of the cultural history of the material world …
  • Head of Visitor Services [Farnsworth Art Museum] Full-time position reporting to the Communications Officer. This person will be responsible for supervising, scheduling, and training visitor services staff at admissions desks throughout the museum. Will also work with all departments to manage and ensure an excellent visitor experience. Qualifications: Some post-secondary school education, 2-3 years customer service, including employee scheduling. Computer skills including data entry and flexibility …
  • Teen Lounge Coordinator [Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial]Fleisher is seeking a Teen Lounge Coordinator to oversee and coordinate the Teen Lounge program. The position is offered to people interested in arts education and gaining experience in program design and management. The Teen Lounge Coordinator will oversee and coordinate the activities of the Teen Lounge and will be primarily responsible, along with the …
  • Editorial Assistant, Website Maintenance (P/T)—Publications and Editorial Services [Brooklyn Museum] Requirements: Excellent skills in proofreading, copyediting, and word-processing are essential. Familiarity with basic HTML, content management systems, and other tools are a plus. The candidate should be able to work independently, budget time effectively, pursue several projects simultaneously, and meet agreed-upon deadlines. Responsibilities: The position of Editorial Assistant, Website Maintenance supports the work of staff editors in maintaining …
  • Education & Outreach Manager [Pelham Art Center] Education & Outreach Manager Pelham Art Center (Pelham NY) Pelham Art Center was founded in 1969 and is a non-profit multi-arts organization whose mission is to give area residents and visitors a place and the opportunity to see, study and experience the arts in a community setting. Located in southern Westchester County, many artists and more than 16,000 …
  • Director of Interpretation [Adirondack Museum] DESCRIPTION: AM seeks a dynamic, creative individual to oversee its Interpretation Department. S/he will be responsible for developing compelling, interactive exhibitions, public programs, and other offerings that present the story of the Adirondacks. The incumbent will oversee implementation of a new exhibition master plan being prepared by Gallagher & Associates, Richard Lewis Media Group, and others. …
  • Library Digitization/Automation Project Manager [Adirondack Museum Library] DESCRIPTION: The Adirondack Museum Library seeks an enthusiastic and well-qualified project manager to coordinate the activities of recently awarded digitization and automation grants. The goal of the digitization project is to digitize the library’s collection of roughly 1000 architectural drawings and renderings, add them to existing Past Perfect records or, when necessary create new catalog records. …
  • Project Assistant [Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy, City of Philadelphia] The mission of the City of Philadelphia’s Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy (CreativePHL.org) is to support and promote arts, culture and the creative industries; and to develop partnerships and coordinate efforts that weave arts, culture and creativity into the economic and social fabric of the City. POSITION DESCRIPTION We are looking for a highly …
  • Social Media and Outreach Assistant [Brooklyn Arts Council]Responsibilities: Under the direction of the Director of Marketing and Communications, the Social Media and Outreach Assistant will, Compile and organize artist opportunities for bi-weekly newsletter Create social media posts Monitor social media sites for conversations and comments in our areas of operation Monitor social media analytics, create draft reports and suggest strategy adjustments, as needed Help brainstorm social media strategies …
  • Marketing & Public Relations Manager [Anchorage Museum Association] Contact Person: Brandi M. Kirk, PHR Phone: 907-929-9217 Email Address: bkirk@anchoragemuseum.org Fax: 907-929-9216 Apply URL: http://www.anchoragemuseum.org   Working for the Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center and its support organization, the Anchorage Museum Association, means working with dynamic people and doing meaningful work for Anchorage’s premier cultural hallmark. Job Title: Marketing & Public Relations Manager (Program Promotion) Position Summary: Under general supervision of the Director of Marketing and Public Relations, this …
  • Director and CEO OMCA Lab [Oakland Museum of California]OMCA CORE COMMITMENT All staff embrace and advance the OMCA mission, values, and vision, and uphold OMCA core principles in their work, public interactions, working relationships, and efforts on behalf of the Museum and the people OMCA serves. This shared commitment helps build a relevant and sustainable future for OMCA. The core principles are: • Open optimism… communicating, learning, …
  • Project Manager – London and San Francisco [Hisorypin] $30-34,000, plus benefits, depending on experience Full-Time This is a unique opportunity to join an award-winning, global non-profit project that is making waves in the digital, cultural heritage and community sectors through its innovative approach. If you think you have what it takes to join this dedicated, forward-thinking team, read on… About us Historypin is a way for millions of …

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Upcoming Workshop: NEMA YEPs Internship Advice Panel

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on April 18, 2013 in boston emps, professional development, workshops |

New England Museum Association Young and Emerging Museum Professionals have a great upcoming workshop for those in the field looking for more information on how volunteer and internship positions help start your museum career.  Registration has been extended through early next week – register early, as spaces fill quickly! To register, visit: http://www.nemanet.org/workshops/13YEP.htm LAUGH: No Joke: […]

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How Museums Respond

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on April 16, 2013 in emergency preparedness, food for thought |

by editor Phillippa Pitts Museums talk a lot about being members of their communities, meeting niche needs and providing unique third spaces. Today, some of the museums in Boston stepped up beautifully. Below is just a rough screen capture snapshot of how our community responded to the Marathon Monday bombings. Starting with the Boston Children’s […]

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Museums in the News

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on April 14, 2013 in museums in the news |

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! First: a very controversial exhibit at a Berlin Museum spurs this op-ed. Warning, the article and the exhibit may be offensive to some. San Francisco’s Exploratorium museum set to open in […]

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Weekly Jobs Round-Up!

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on April 12, 2013 in jobs listings |

Welcome to our weekly roundup of new jobs. As always, they go up immediately on their own page. Happy hunting! Executive Director [Wright Museum of WW II History, Wolfeboro, NH] The Wright Museum of WW II History seeks an experienced and enthusiastic Executive Director who can take this young niche museum to the next stage in its […]

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Save the Date for the “The Wonder Smith”

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on April 11, 2013 in events, tufts events |

Explore the children’s book illustrations of Boris Artzybasheff as curated by students from the Tufts University Museum Studies Program. On view from May 6-19, 2013, this is the first solo exhibition of Artzbasheff’s folk-inspired and whimsical illustrations. The exhibition showcases over 40 black-and-white works—many accompanied by excerpts from the fanciful stories they depict—that convey the creative […]

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Science in Museums: Museums at the Movies, Pop Cultural Partnerships

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on April 10, 2013 in Science in Museums |

by columnist Kacie Rice We’ve all seen our fair share of movies that happen at museums (museum professionals around the country are surely tired of being asked if their jobs are like Night at the Museum or The DaVinci Code) – but what about bringing the movies to life in museum exhibits themselves? Beginning May […]

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Dispatches from the Mid-Atlantic: Meet the Museum!

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on April 8, 2013 in Dispatches from the Mid-Atlantic |

by columnist Madeline Karp, Welcome to Dispatches from the Mid-Atlantic’s new series Meet the Museum! where we interview museum professionals in the Mid-Atlantic region to get a feel for who they are and what they’re up to. Today, we’re talking to the Please Touch Museum’s new Manager of Visitor Services, Patrick Wittwer. Tell us a […]

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Museums in the News

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on April 7, 2013 in museums in the news |

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! First, to start things out on a light-hearted note, read about the adventures of Cashew, an 18lb tortoise who made national news for three days last week (here and here). Then, […]

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Weekly Jobs Round-Up!

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on April 5, 2013 in jobs listings, Uncategorized |

Welcome to our weekly roundup of new jobs. As always, they go up immediately on their own page. Happy hunting! Also for those just browsing while in school, there’s a one-day job opportunity doing program evaluation: Temporary Contract Position [Randi Korn & Associates / Cambridge Science Festival] Randi Korn & Associates, Inc., a museum consulting firm, is […]

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Science in Museums: Metaphorically Transporting Exhibits

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on April 4, 2013 in Science in Museums |

by columnist Cira Brown I am currently enrolled in the Exhibition Planning class at Tufts, and I love it! I feel so lucky to be given the opportunity to curate our own exhibition as a class, which I’ve been told is quite rare for museum studies graduate programs. Together, we cover everything from object management, […]

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Dispatches from the Mid-Atlantic: Dream a Little Dream

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on April 1, 2013 in Dispatches from the Mid-Atlantic |

by columnist Madeline Karp Working for a children’s museum, I am all about supporting the hopes and dreams of young children. Kids tell me them all the time. I hear dreams of being an astronaut, a firefighter, a doctor, a professional athlete. I hear dreams about being able to read chapter books or tying shoes […]

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Museums in the News

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on March 31, 2013 in museums in the news |

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! The big story remains the lawsuit against the Met over voluntary admission fees. Here’s the LA Time’s account for this week. Ellis Island Museum Re-Open ‘Not Likely’ in 2013 Mich. Museum […]

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Weekly Jobs Round-Up

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on March 29, 2013 in jobs listings |

Welcome to our weekly roundup of new jobs. As always, they go up immediately on their own page. Happy hunting! Development Project Assistant [Chemical Heritage Foundation]The Chemical Heritage Foundation (CHF) invites applications for a Development Project Assistant who will help advance strategic projects and help build relations with individual and institutional donors worldwide. The Development Project […]

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Science in Museums: Can Science Museums Crowdsource Exhibit Content

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on March 28, 2013 in Science in Museums |

by columnist Catherine Sigmond. New York’s Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum wants your photos for a new crowd-sourced exhibit on the Space Shuttle Enterprise. The museum is creating a special exhibition entitled Space Shuttle Enterprise: A Pioneer to fill its halls after the real shuttle was badly damaged last fall during Superstorm Sandy. First […]

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Dispatches from the Mid-Atlantic: Flower Power

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on March 25, 2013 in Dispatches from the Mid-Atlantic |

by columnist Madeline Karp I will never forget my first flower show. I had made it through my very first winter in Boston and was terribly, terribly depressed. Even though it was technically springtime, there were no leaves on the trees, a foot of snow on the ground, sweaters filling my closet and two pairs […]

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Museums in the News

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on March 24, 2013 in museums in the news |

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! The big news this week, of course, is the FBI’s statement on the Gardner Museum heist over 20 years ago. Do you think we’ll ever see those pieces again? Hear ABC’s […]

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Weekly Jobs Round-Up!

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on March 22, 2013 in jobs listings |

Welcome to our weekly roundup of new jobs. As always, they go up immediately on their own page. Happy hunting! Conference and Events Coordinator [International Sculpture Center]The Conference and Events Coordinator is required to plan, organize, market, and co-ordinate conferences and special events. The Conference and Events Coordinator works with event planning committees and reports the […]

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Science in Museums: The Intersection of Art and Science

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on March 20, 2013 in Science in Museums |

by columnist Catherine Sigmond Although I work in a science museum, I’m fortunate to have the opportunity to work and debate with colleagues from a range of disciplines at Tufts, particularly those in the art world. Lately it’s got me thinking- why is there such a distinct separation between the arts and the sciences? As […]

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Dispatches from the Mid-Atlantic: Vacuuming Vatican Visitors

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on March 18, 2013 in Uncategorized |

by columnist Madeline Karp If you’ve been following the news these days, then you probably know that there is a new pope in town. It’s a big deal, but I confess, I feel kind of left out when it comes to most things Papal. As an American Jewish girl with a penchant for Zen mediation, […]

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Museums in the News

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on March 17, 2013 in museums in the news |

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, if you’re in New York, stop in at the Museum of Art and Design for their current exhibition, Imagining the Future Museum. From proposals to scrap the physical collection […]

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Weekly Jobs Round-up!

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on March 15, 2013 in jobs listings |

Welcome to our weekly roundup of new jobs. As always, they go up immediately on their own page. Happy hunting! Director of Guest Experience [Peabody Essex Museum] Peabody Essex Museum is seeking a highly talented Director of Guest Experience. We are developing new innovative interpretation strategies to re-envision what an art museum can be in the 21st […]

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Worth Reading: Why Fast, Cheap, and Easy Design Is Killing Your Nonprofit’s Brand

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on March 14, 2013 in food for thought |

by editor Phillippa Pitts We’re all familiar with the well-intentioned but poorly executed museum YouTube video, Twitter stream, or online publication. Some of us are even guilty of creating them. We work hard, even with limited resources and training, to keep pace and keep creating high quality products. However, there might be a problem even […]

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Science in Museums: Scientists – They’re Just Like Us!

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on March 13, 2013 in Science in Museums |

by columnist Kacie Rice, In the past few months I’ve become a bit obsessed with the American Museum of Natural History’s fantastic internet campaign celebrating the recent reopening of the Theodore Roosevelt Memorial. Launched last fall, the museum’s new website includes an interactive timeline, a series of videos about Roosevelt’s life, and, best of all, […]

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Dispatches from the Mid-Atlantic: Historically Fashion Forward

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on March 11, 2013 in Dispatches from the Mid-Atlantic |

by columnist Madeline Karp I have dreams of wearing a big hoop skirt. I’m talking like a BIG, Scarlett O’Hara hoop skirt. Sometimes a corset, or a bustle; on occasion knee britches and a man’s coat from the Revolutionary War, but tailored to fit and flatter a woman’s figure. I’m a fan of the First […]

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Museums in the News

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on March 10, 2013 in Uncategorized |

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, a sad piece of local news. The Higgins Armory Museum will close in December of this year. Their amazing staff, inventive programs, and fantastic collection have definitely captured the […]

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Hey grad students–want to give tours at the MFA?

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on March 9, 2013 in professional development |

The MFA’s Education department is offering a fantastic opportunity to learn and teach in the museum next year. They have put out a call for applicants to join their Gallery Talk Lecturers. It’s a great opportunity for masters students to get experience teaching in the galleries with original works of art. Lecturers will also be offered […]

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Weekly Jobs Round-up!

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on March 8, 2013 in jobs listings |

Welcome to our weekly roundup of new jobs. As always, they go up immediately on their own page. Happy hunting! Graduate Student Gallery Talk Lecturers [The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston] The search is on for graduate students to applying to for the MFA’s Graduate Student Gallery Talk Program for the academic year of 2013-2014. It is a great opportunity for students […]

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Science in Museums: MakerSpaces and Museums

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on March 6, 2013 in Science in Museums |

by columnist Cira Brown Last month, Artisan’s Asylum, a community craft studio in Somerville (and one of the largest in the world), held a weekend conference entitled, How To Build A MakerSpace. The “Make Movement” is borne out of the Do It Yourself philosophy, which empowers individuals to learn fabrication skills, both technical and digital. […]

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Dispatches from the Mid-Atlantic: To Make Good Use of Dr. Seuss

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on March 4, 2013 in Dispatches from the Mid-Atlantic |

by columnist Madeline Karp For those of you not up on your children’s authors, this weekend marked the 99th birthday of beloved children’s author, poet and illustrator Theodor Geisel a.k.a. Dr. Seuss. The Please Touch Museum celebrated by reading Dr. Seuss’s best-loved books at story time, by making Seuss-esque self-portraits with children in the art […]

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Museums in the News

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on March 3, 2013 in museums in the news |

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, worth reading is an interesting op-ed from a Yale University senior about the “sanitized” presentations of museums that she’s encountered. Agree or disagree, it’s a very opinionated presentation. Read […]

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Weekly Jobs Round-up!

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on March 2, 2013 in jobs listings |

Welcome to our weekly roundup of new jobs. As always, they go up immediately on their own page. Happy hunting! Kent Intern [The Vermont Historical Society] The Vermont Historical Society will be hiring two interns for twelve weeks during the summer of 2013. The interns will work as a team inventorying and cataloging the Kent Museum collections. […]

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Guest Post: Historic Houses as Holiday Rentals

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on February 28, 2013 in museum topics |

by professor Kenneth C. Turino Using historic houses as holiday rentals is nothing new in Europe. The National Trust of Britain, the Landmark Trust of Britain, and English Heritage among others rent historic properties from cottages to portions of castles. Here in the United States the idea has been slow to develop, but this is […]

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Science in Museums: Paths to Exhibit Development

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on February 27, 2013 in Science in Museums |

by columnist Cira Louise Brown When I tell people that I’m going to school for Museum Studies, I often encounter confusion about what the profession actually entails (“you’re going to be a curator? … what is a curator?”). Once I explain that I want to develop the exhibits for science museums, I’m usually met with […]

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Dispatches from the Mid-Atlantic: A Novel Idea

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on February 25, 2013 in Dispatches from the Mid-Atlantic |

I love novels. I hope to publish one someday. I read them constantly. I use the margins to write notes cheering characters on, or chastising them for behaving badly. I give novels to friends. I organize them on shelves first alphabetically, then when that gets boring thematically, then yet again by cover color, height, or […]

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Museums in the News

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on February 24, 2013 in museums in the news, Uncategorized |

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! Editorial: Museum exhibit settles the question of Picasso Storyland ties fun with early literacy skills at Portland Children’s Museum Geology museum valuable to community Yemen’s Saleh opens museum – about himself […]

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Weekly Jobs Round-up!

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on February 22, 2013 in jobs listings |

Welcome to our weekly roundup of new jobs. As always, they go up immediately on their own page. Happy hunting! Coordinator of Volunteers for Museum Ambassadors [Denver Museum of Nature & Science] The Denver Museum of Nature & Science is searching for a Coordinator of Volunteers for Museum Ambassadors. This position is responsible for ensuring volunteer support […]

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Book Review: False Impressions: The Hunt for Big Time Art Fakes

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on February 18, 2013 in book reviews, Uncategorized |

reposted from editor emeritus Amanda Kay Gustin. False Impressions: The Hunt for Big Time Art Fakes Thomas Hoving This book is fairly typical of all Hoving’s popular works, which is to say it’s uncomfortably gossipy, breathtakingly arrogant, and compulsively readable. The overall narrative of the book is split into two parts, and for me it […]

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Dispatches from the Mid-Atlantic: A Dance with Disasters

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on February 18, 2013 in Dispatches from the Mid-Atlantic |

by columnist Madeline Karp Lately, a series of weird things have been happening at my museum. A short while back, Philadelphia had massive wind and rainstorms. In a matter of two weeks, we experienced no less than two power failures and a flood. It sounds drastic to call them disasters, but had the museum staff […]

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Museums in the News

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on February 17, 2013 in museums in the news |

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! Also, in honor of Valentine’s Day, The Museum of Broken Relationships popped up again. While more a travelling exhibit than anything else, this crowd-sourced project is definitely worth a look: Legacies of […]

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Weekly Jobs Round-up!

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on February 15, 2013 in jobs listings |

Welcome to our weekly roundup of new jobs. As always, they go up immediately on their own page. Happy hunting! Historical Interpreter [Delaware Seashore State Park] Delaware Seashore State Park is seeking a creative and motivated person to help manage interpretive programs at the Indian River Life-Saving Station Museum. Schedule is as follows: Part time schedule for […]

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Science in Museums: Forget Tyrannosaurus- there’s a new “rex” at London’s Science Museum

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on February 13, 2013 in Science in Museums |

by columnist Catherine Sigmond Maybe I have a weekend of blizzard-induced daydreams of traveling far and wide (anything to get out of the house, really) to thank, but recently I have been craving a more global perspective when contemplating the museum world. According to Museum Planner, seven out of the ten most visited science centers […]

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Dispatches from the Mid-Atlantic: For Whom the Cat Meows

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on February 11, 2013 in Dispatches from the Mid-Atlantic |

by columnist Madeline Karp I’m ashamed to tell you how I learned about Hemingway cats. It was not in a high school literature class, nor an intro to evolutionary sciences lecture. No, I learned about the six-toed felines from Tiger Beat Magazine – Backstreet Boy Nick Carter owned one. Obviously as a BSB-loving tweener, I […]

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Museums in the News

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on February 10, 2013 in museums in the news |

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! Winning for dedication to a program, the Science Museum, London with Zombie Lab. Watch the video online. Virginia museum unwrapping mummy’s story with CT scan Lincoln Museum exhibits iconic stovepipe hat […]

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Opportunity! TED meets Tufts

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on February 9, 2013 in tufts events, tufts program news |

Did you know that the Tufts Idea Exchange (TEX) team sets up TEX every spring here at Tufts?  If you’re interested, check out the message below and contact their team. This could be a great opportunity for us to share what we do with the broader Tufts community! TEX is a TED-style forum for ideas where […]

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Weekly Jobs Round-up!

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on February 8, 2013 in jobs listings |

Welcome to our weekly roundup of new jobs. As always, they go up immediately on their own page. Happy hunting! Education Coordinator [The Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum]EDUCATION & EXHIBITION SPECIALIST I Education Coordinator Recruitment #13-005403-001 DATE OPENED 1/25/2013 12:00:00 PM FILING DEADLINE 2/15/2013 11:59:00 PM SALARY $34,796.00 – $55,023.00/year EMPLOYMENT TYPE Full-Time … Events Supervisor […]

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Science in Museums: Night at the Museum, The Secret Life of Collections

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on February 6, 2013 in Science in Museums |

  by columnist Kacie Rice A shark peeks timidly around the corner in an abandoned basement. You enter a room where wolves stand snarling, lined up like books on metal shelves. The elevator doors open to reveal a lone grizzly bear, reaching out to catch a fish that isn’t there. These may sound like visions […]

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Dispatches from the Mid-Atlantic: Putting the Fun in Fundraising

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on February 4, 2013 in Dispatches from the Mid-Atlantic |

by columnist Madeline Karp Last week, I did something totally new and different: I participated in the Philadelphia Business & Technology Center’s first annual charity jigsaw puzzle contest. I’ve never been much of a contest person, and frankly, fundraisers make me a little uncomfortable because I always feel a little out of place. But I […]

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Museums in the News

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on February 3, 2013 in museums in the news |

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! International glamour and diplomacy reign at Museum of Fine Arts Islamic arts gala Museum offers free writing workshops FLAT ROCK: Train Museum gets visit from Hogwarts Express Jewish Museum Exhibit Captures […]

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Weekly Jobs Round-Up!

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on February 1, 2013 in jobs listings |

Welcome to our weekly roundup of new jobs. As always, they go up immediately on their own page. Happy hunting! Education & Exhibition Specialist I [Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum] The position acts as the main point of contact for local schools and other interested groups for on-site and outreach educational programs and is responsible for scheduling, […]

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