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Cambridge Open Archives Tour

Posted by Amanda Gustin on June 22, 2012 in archives, collections |

I heard from some attendees last year that these are an absolute blast. They’re certainly a rare opportunity to get behind-the-scenes. Cambridge’s Fourth Annual Archives Crawl   The Open Archives Tour is a chance to go behind the scenes at a number of unique archives and collecting agencies in Cambridge. This year, twelve archives will [...]

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Survey on Contemporary Objects in History Museums

Posted by Amanda Gustin on March 7, 2012 in collections, future of museums |

Please take a few minutes to help a fellow museum studies student out. Leslie Howard, who’s completing an MA in Museum Studies from Harvard and is NEMA’s Membership Manager, is writing her thesis on collecting contemporary objects. Do you have an opinion on whether museums should collect contemporary objects? Do you work at or know [...]

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Rhizome and the Digital Age

Posted by Zoe Salditch on September 1, 2011 in collections, learning opportunities |

Welcome to a new guest poster, Zoe Salditch, who turned her Tufts internship into a full-time job at Rhizome! In this day and age, our cultural artifacts are increasingly born-digital. Your papers, for example, are no longer hand written, ink on paper objects but instead a .doc file saved on your computer’s hard drive. For [...]

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