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Survey Update and New Blog Features!

For those of us in the Boston area, hopefully you are all enjoying this snowy day! First of all, thank you each and every one of you who took the time to complete the recent survey for the Blog. Each of your responses helps us understand what we’re doing well, what you as the reader want out of the blog, and how we can expand into new areas. That said, here are the results of the survey and what new things you can expect to see on the blog in the future:

  • Jobs Postings: The overwhelming majority of respondents indicated that jobs postings were the most important category of postings they want to see on the blog. As many of you also indicated that you would like to see the jobs postings categorized by region of the US, going forward the jobs postings will have jobs broken up by region within the posting.
  • New Post Series: Many of you indicated that you would like to see new and different post series on the Blog. You also noted that you would like to see more Museums in the News and Professional Development postings. These, as well as a new series called Museum Questions (where we address and discuss interesting and sometimes difficult questions we deal with as museum professionals), will be expanded and/or created in the near future. Keep an eye out!
  • Alumni Connections: To maintain our ties with the Tufts Museum Studies alumni out in the world, we’d like to begin doing periodic alumni interviews where we talk about life after grad school, your jobs, and advice for incoming students or emerging museum professionals. If you are an alumni and are interested in being interviewed, please email the blog at We’d love to hear from you!

Again, thank you to all who responded to the survey and who read the blog weekly. We wouldn’t be here without you!

FEEDBACK SURVEY: New Year, New Ideas!

Hello everyone, and Happy New Year!

With the start of the new year, we’d like to get some feedback on how we’ve been doing as well as how we can improve in the future. We’ve created a brief, 10-question survey that asks these questions, and we’d really appreciate your feedback! The survey should only take about 10 minutes and would help us understand what we’re doing well and what you’d like to see on the blog in the coming months. Take our survey here! We’re looking forward to your responses!

As always, if you have questions, comments, jobs or events to post, or ideas for postings, please contact us at

Call for Papers

We have been made aware of an exciting opportunity – a Call for Papers from Julia Courtney, who is editing together on a book about deaccessioning. She is currently seeking abstracts for the book, which will be published in 2017. If you are interested in submitting an essay, please see the information presented below. Good luck, and happy writing!

Call for Papers Deaccessioning


Congratulations to all our graduates!

As the Museum Studies Program does not have its own ceremony, our masters students were spread across campus, celebrating with the Art History Department, the History Department, the Education Department, and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts. Congratulations to all of the students who finished their program today and best of luck in the next steps outside of Tufts!

Additionally, congratulations to all the students who finished their first year (or even first course) at Tufts! We wish you the best for the rest of your studies!

–Colleen and Jess

Welcome back!

Welcome back to a new year and a new semester! Hopefully you are rested and rejuvenated from the break, if you are a student.

We would just like to take this time to ask you to think of us this semester – if you have a great idea for a post, we would love to hear it! We would also like to post any papers you wrote in previous semesters, or new ones you write for the upcoming semester. We are happy to help edit or bounce around ideas.

If  you have an idea or piece of writing to share, please email us at

Good luck this semester!

Colleen & Jess

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