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First Greater Boston Museum Educators Roundtable event of the year

Greater Boston Museum Educators Roundtable

Gallery Teaching Across Disciplines

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

1:30 – 4:00 p.m.

EcoTarium

222 Harrington Way, Worcester, Massachusetts

How do gallery teaching strategies compare across disciplines? What can history and art museum educators learn from science museum educators, and vice versa?

Gallery teaching is a fundamental skill for our field. Join us as for an afternoon of

practice and reflection at the EcoTarium. During this workshop, area educators

representing science, history, and art museums will lead attendees in interactive,

participatory gallery teaching sessions.  Reflective discussions will consider how

different teaching strategies can be modified to meet the needs of your museum.

 

This workshop is appropriate for educators of all levels and disciplines.

The EcoTarium is close to many major highway routes. Parking is always free.

Visit http://www.ecotarium.org/plan-your-visit/directions for more information.

RSVP on our Facebook page or contact Amy Briggs

at abriggs@danforthart.og or 508-620-0050, ext. 23

Like us on Facebook for discussion and networking

Afternoon Tea with the Boston EMPs!

Afternoon Tea with the Boston EMPs!

Join the Boston EMPs (Emerging Museum Professionals) for a spot of tea on Saturday, December 6th at 2:00 PM. Hosted at Abigail’s Tea Room in the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum, this friendly get to together is the perfect time to catch up with new and old museum friends. In addition to enjoying a cup of tea with some friends, we will also be discussing the 96th annual NEMA conference. From first impressions to your favorite session, what did you think of this year’s conference? E-mail us at BostonEMPs [at] gmail [dot] com with your name by December 5th to reserve a spot at this event.

A walking tour of New England at home…

If you’re looking for something outdoors yet educational to do on Sunday, June 1, consider joining the Lexington Historical Society’s event! Here’s the extra info they sent in…

The Lexington Historical Society is hosting its sixth annual house tour Homes in the Heart of Lexington which includes a dozen homes within walking distance of Lexington Center on Sunday, June 1, 11:00 – 5:00 pm. The tour showcases over 200 years of change in residential styles from the first brick house built in Lexington, to mid-19th Century summer estates, to a contemporary condominium. Advance tickets are $20 members/$25 non-members. Visit lexingtonhistory.org for more information.

 

Save the Date: Local Legislators discuss the Fenway Cultural District

Next Wednesday, March 19, from 9-10:30 am, local legislators, artists, and cultural district stakeholders will convene at The Mary Baker Eddy Library for a MassCreative public hearing. They’ll be tackling the FY2015 budget, with perspectives from the individuals and institutions affected.

For the morning’s agenda, click here.

The Mary Baker Eddy Library is located a 200 Massachusetts Avenue, in Back Bay.

 

Reminder! Tomorrow’s talk at the Peabody Museum!

Join Kevin Gover, the Director of the National Museum of the American Indian, tomorrow at 6 p.m. for a free talk and reception.

Here’s the invitation for more details!

You are invited to attend a 6:00 PM public talk and reception on Wednesday, October 9 at the Peabody Museum, “”Changing the Narrative: American Indians and American Cultural Myth,” with Kevin Gover, Director, National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution.

Kevin Gover is a member of the Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma and has been the director of the National Museum of the American Indian since 2007. He is a former professor of law at Arizona State University and was the co-executive director of the ASU American Indian Policy Institute. He also served as Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs for the U.S. Department of the Interior from 1997–2000.

Come for the talk at Harvard’s Geological Lecture Hall (26 Oxford Street, Cambridge), and stay for the special reception in the Wiyohpiyata: Lakota Images of the Contested West exhibition in the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology.

Co-sponsored by the Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology at Harvard University and the Harvard University Native American Program

 

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