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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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Reminder! John Falk Book Discussion & Drinking About Museum

Posted by Amanda Gustin on May 30, 2012 in book clubs, boston emps, meetups |

This is your reminder that the DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum is hosting not one but two fantastic professional development events next week. Everyone should try to make at least one of them! First up is on Wednesday, June 6. The NEMA Young and Emerging Professionals and the Greater Boston Museum Educators’ Roundtable are co-sponsoring a [...]

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YEP Book Club & Networking

Posted by Amanda Gustin on May 21, 2012 in book clubs, meetups |

Heads up – the NEMA Young and Emerging Professionals and the Greater Boston Museum Educators Roundtable are teaming up to present a great night of discussion and networking at the DeCordova Sculpture Park & Museum. Greater Boston Museum Educators’ Roundtable and the New England Museum Association Young and Emerging Museum Professionals bring you a discussion [...]

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Book Review: Making It In The Art World, by Brainard Cary

Posted by Amanda Gustin on March 23, 2012 in book reviews |

We’re going to have occasional guest reviews of museum-related books going forward. This is our first, by Tufts student Molly Braswell. If you’d like to review a museum book, please comment on any post or email the editor. If you’d like to review books, but don’t have a particular one in mind, we’ve got a [...]

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NEMA YEPS Book Club Tonight!

Posted by Amanda Gustin on March 14, 2012 in book clubs, boston emps |

Reminder: tonight, the NEMA Young and Emerging Professionals will be hosting a book club discussion of Socialnomics by Erik Qualman. The YEPS are meeting from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Old State House. Here’s their announcement: NEMA YEPs Book Club #3 When: Wednesday, March 14, 2012, 6:00-8:00 pm Where: Bostonian Society, Old State House, [...]

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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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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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