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On Point Radio Museum Podcasts

Posted by Amanda Gustin on June 2, 2011 in learning opportunities, museums in the news |

I know I’m probably not the only NPR junkie out there. Listening to the radio is how I get most of my news. Probably my favorite NPR program, though, is Boston’s own On Point, hosted by Tom Ashbrooke. The program does two hours each day of thoughtful discussion on current events. It feels like eavesdropping […]

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Museums in the News: The Bruins Roundup

Posted by Amanda Gustin on May 29, 2011 in museums in the news |

Welcome to our weekly museums in the news roundup! Museum starting seed library for urban farmers (Jane Addams Hull House Museum, Chicago, Illinois) Museum curator puts her vision on display (Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, California) Could smallpox still be lurking in labs and museums? (various museums) Cincinnati museum puts art restoration on display […]

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First Lady Michelle Obama Joins IMLS to Launch “Let’s Move! Museums and Gardens”

Posted by Amanda Gustin on May 26, 2011 in forum not temple, museums in the news |

I’m going to post a recent press release I received from AASLH, and then pose a few questions at the end of it. It’s a really interesting initiative that deserves some good thought. First Lady Michelle Obama Joins IMLS to Launch Let’s Move! Museums & Gardens For more information, visit: Let’s Move! Museums & Gardens […]

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Museums in the News: The AAM Roundup

Posted by Amanda Gustin on May 22, 2011 in museums in the news |

I know some of you out there at AAM, and I’m trying very hard not to be jealous. Bring some fun stuff back for the rest of us, eh? In the meantime: lots of fun and interesting news out there about museums this week! Hands-down my favorite article of the week is Museum Manners from […]

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Museums in the News: The Slightly Late Roundup

Posted by Amanda Gustin on May 9, 2011 in museums in the news |

A day late, but hopefully not a dollar short. Enjoy! Want to go to the museum? You’ll need at least $10 (various museums, California) Johnstown Flood Museum expands, honors David McCullough (Johnstown Flood Museum, Johnstown, Pennsylvania) Former employees accuse Ebenal of charging personal costs to city museum job (Whatcom Museum, Bellingham, Washington) There’s no need […]

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Museums in the News: The Roundup is baaaaaaack!

Posted by Amanda Gustin on May 1, 2011 in museums in the news |

As I’ve said, sorry for the radio silence! I won’t attempt to cover several weeks’ worth of museum news, but here are a selection of articles. Tea party project has steep price (new Boston Tea Party Museum, Boston, Massachusetts) Attackers in French museum damage controversial ‘Piss Christ’ (Collection Lambert, Avignon, France) King Tut’s chair in […]

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Museums in the News – The April Showers Roundup

Posted by Amanda Gustin on April 10, 2011 in museums in the news |

Welcome to our weekly museums in the news roundup! Maine museum to get newly discovered 1840s murals (Rufus Porter Museum and Cultural Heritage Center, Brigton, Maine) 9/11 families don’t want remains underground at 9/11 museum (National 9/11 Memorial and Museum, New York, New York) Mississippi lawmakers approve new civil rights museum (proposed museum, Jackson, Mississippi) […]

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Museums in the News: The Roundup Thought This Was Spring?

Posted by Amanda Gustin on April 3, 2011 in museums in the news |

Welcome to our weekly museums in the news roundup. Italy offers to share disputed statue with Getty Museum (Getty Museum, Los Angeles, California) Castle museum shows why Charlie Brown was a real winner (Castle Museum, Santa Rosa, California) Selfridge Military Air Museum gets new displays (Selfridge Military Air Museum, Harrison Township, Michigan) Waterworks Museum offers […]

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Museums in the News – The Roundup Is Ready for Spring

Posted by Amanda Gustin on March 27, 2011 in museums in the news |

Welcome to our weekly museums in the news roundup. Museum keeps pace despite changes and turmoil around the world (C.M. Russell Museum, Great Falls, Montana) Children’s museum goes for regional appeal (San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum, San Diego, California) Raiding the Creation Museum with peaceful pirate atheists (Creation Museum, Petersburg, Kentucky) Riverside Museum in Glasgow […]

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Museums in the News – The More Timely Roundup

Posted by Amanda Gustin on March 20, 2011 in museums in the news |

Welcome to our weekly museums in the news roundup! Attendance spikes at nuclear museum (National Museum of Nuclear Science and History, Albuqueque, New Mexico) Museum will occupy former Real World House (Laogai Museum, Washington, D.C.) Bieber-worn kicks enshrined at Toronto shoe museum (Bata Shoe Museum, Toronto, Canada) Film focuses on remote museum in Uzbekistan (Karakalpakstan […]

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Japan

Posted by Amanda Gustin on March 15, 2011 in museums in the news |

Though, as CultureGrrl points out, it is clearly too early to worry about and assess damage to museums and cultural sites in Japan, not before the human cost of the earthquake and tsunami has been addressed, it’s still good to hear Japanese museums check in. New York’s Japan society has a good page of information […]

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Museums in the News – The Overdue Roundup

Posted by Amanda Gustin on March 13, 2011 in museums in the news |

First: sorry for missing last week’s museum’s in the news roundup! I am not always as on top of my intrepid blog editor persona as I’d like to be. As a bonus, this week’s news roundup will be twice as long. I know you’re excited. NH university plans Museum of the White Mountains (proposed museum, […]

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Museums in the News – The More #$@$# Snow Roundup

Posted by Amanda Gustin on February 27, 2011 in museums in the news |

Welcome to the weekly museums in the news roundup! Without a doubt the weirdest story of the week is this one: Desperate museum guard holds Renaissance masterpieces for ransom, only to have them stolen from his car (Museum of Fine Arts, Corsica, Italy) Worcester Art Museum unveils modern art exhibit (Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, Massachusetts) […]

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Museums in the News – The Spring Thaw Roundup

Posted by Amanda Gustin on February 20, 2011 in museums in the news |

Welcome to the museums in the news roundup. Deeply scientific – but not completely rational (interview with director of the Charles Hayden Planetarium) (Museum of Science, Boston, Massachusetts) Summoning the heavens: Malden man at helm of revamped planetarium (ditto) Hello out there: anyone want to help a museum? (Kern County Museum Authority, California) Historic railway […]

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Museums and Historic Preservation in FY 2012

Posted by Amanda Gustin on February 14, 2011 in forum not temple, museums in the news |

The National Trust for Historic Preservation is live-blogging their analysis of President Obama’s proposed budget for next year. They’ll be updating throughout the day as they discuss areas of the budget that relate to historic preservation and public funding for the arts. If you want to do your own research, there’s an interactive breakdown of […]

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Museums in the News – The Spring is on the Way Roundup

Posted by Amanda Gustin on February 13, 2011 in museums in the news |

Welcome to our weekly museums in the news roundup! Restoration work begins on damaged Egyptian artifacts (Egyptian National Museum, Cairo, Egypt) Philly museum makes replicas for China mummies (University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) Followed by: China, Philly museum resolve dispute over mummies (University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, […]

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Google ArtProject

Posted by Kristin Bierfelt on February 7, 2011 in forum not temple, museums in the news |

Google Art Project: Accessibility and Close Looking Google Art Project, which launched on February 1, is touted as Google Street View indoors. Art Project presents gallery views from 17 major international institutions—from the Met and MoMA to the Hermitage to Tate Britain—which let visitors explore a 360-degree panorama of almost 400 different rooms throughout the […]

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Museums in the News – The Roundup is Really, Really Sick of Winter

Posted by Amanda Gustin on February 6, 2011 in museums in the news |

Welcome to our weekly museums in the news roundup! The Egyptian National Museum and other museums in Egypt continue to be very much in the news this week as officials assess damage from looting. One of the most interesting stories developing right now is the possibility that the looting of the Egyptian National Museum was […]

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Museums in the News – The Roundup is Sick of Winter

Posted by Amanda Gustin on January 30, 2011 in museums in the news |

Welcome to the coldest and snowiest Museum in the News roundup yet! The biggest news of the week has been the partial looting and continued danger at the Egyptian National Museum in Cairo. We’ve talked about it already here and here. Today brings a video shot by the Associated Press of the army securing the […]

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Update on the Egyptian National Museum

Posted by Amanda Gustin on January 29, 2011 in museums in the news |

The Egyptian National Museum is still not entirely safe, unfortunately. Turns out that it’s right next door to the national headquarters for Egypt’s ruling party, the focus of much of the protesters’ ire. Said building is still on fire, and firefighters worry that if the building is destabilized because of the fire, it will collapse…right […]

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Egyptian National Museum in danger

Posted by Amanda Gustin on January 28, 2011 in museums in the news |

Breaking news from Cairo, where government protesters have been filling the streets for several days now: fires are breaking out near the Egyptian National Museum. The whole country is in a communications lockdown, so reporting is very much in flux. Reuters has confirmed however that the Egyptian army has been called out to secure the […]

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Museums in the News – The ?? Roundup

Posted by Amanda Gustin on January 23, 2011 in museums in the news |

Welcome to our weekly museums in the news roundup! New York’s Museum of Sex Launches Comic Book Exhibition (Museum of Sex, New York, New York) Most beautiful museum gardens around the world (Various Museums) [yes, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum is in there!] On a tour of the Phila. Museum, Director Timothy Rub points out […]

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Fishin’ for Tourist Dollars: Museums in the News

Posted by crobin06 on January 18, 2011 in museums in the news |

Today’s New York Times reports that a spanking new museum, Go Fish, is reaping criticism. Some residents think that the 14 million dollar institution in Georgia is a boondoogle; an out-of-scale extravagance for a poor state during a recession. Others defend the museum, explaining that it was built to lure tourism and lucrative fishing competitions […]

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Museums in the News – The Game Day Roundup

Posted by Amanda Gustin on January 16, 2011 in museums in the news |

Welcome to the weekly Museums in the News roundup! Beirut Cathedral Museum reveals layers of Christian history (St. George Orthodox Cathedral, Beirut, Lebanon) Washington State History Museum finds support (Washington State History Museum, Tacoma, Washington) Lady Gaga exhibition in Dutch Museum (Groninger Museum, Groningen, Netherlands) Salem Lizzie Borden museum, which lawsuit and questions over location, […]

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Hancock Shaker Village Receives $1M Grant from Kresge Foundation

Posted by Amanda Gustin on January 15, 2011 in forum not temple, museums in the news |

The AAM Facebook feed just congratulated Hancock Shaker Village on receiving a $1 million grant from the Kresge Foundation. Read the original article. There are some really, really interesting things going on in there amidst all the business-speak. “[The grant] recognizes the living history museum’s work as a visionary organization pursuing transformational projects designed to […]

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Identity Museums

Posted by Jennifer Deprizio on January 14, 2011 in forum not temple, museums in the news |

[Amanda's note: This is the first of what we hope to be many posts by other members of the Tufts Museum Studies community. If you are a member of our community, and are interested in contributing your thoughts, please let us know! If you need some ideas to spark your muse, check out our list […]

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Museums in the News – The Biggest Roundup Yet

Posted by Amanda Gustin on January 9, 2011 in museums in the news |

Welcome to our weekly Museums in the News roundup! Row over Mandela heritage museum (Nelson Mandela Museum, Mthatha, South Africa) Some fossils are out of time at small California museum (Buena Vista Museum of Natural History, Bakersfield, California) Chicago museum curator hunts for exhibit-worthy gadgets at CES (Consumer Electronics Show, Las Vegas, Nevada) Top Museum […]

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Museums in the News – The Roundup Has Lost Count

Posted by Amanda Gustin on January 2, 2011 in museums in the news |

Welcome to our museums in the news roundup! I have officially lost count of how many we’re up to now. Hands-down my favorite headline of the week: Museum trains employed in snow battle (Swedish Railway Museum, Gävle and Ängelholm, Sweden) National Museum of Play buys earliest known Monopoly game (Strong National Museum of Play, Rochester, […]

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Museums in the News – The Weird Museum Roundup

Posted by Amanda Gustin on December 26, 2010 in museums in the news |

Welcome to the fifth Museums in the News roundup. Canadian Museum Backs Smithsonian Protest (National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada; National Portrait Gallery, Washington, DC) Disney gets weird (proposed movie based on a Disney theme park attraction called “Museum of the Weird”) How much was street artist Blu paid for whitewashed MOCA mural? (Museum […]

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Three New Blogs to Highlight

Posted by Amanda Gustin on December 20, 2010 in museums in the news |

Today we’re highlighting three very interesting and interrelated blogs that appear on our blogroll, to the lower right of these posts. All three write eloquently and with definite points of view about issues of security, cultural property, and legal implications in the museum world. Museum Security Network – Primarily a news aggregation website for all […]

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Museums in the News – The Opening and Closing Roundup

Posted by Amanda Gustin on December 19, 2010 in museums in the news |

Welcome to the fourth Museums in the News roundup. Big news for this week is that the US House of Representatives has confirmed the IMLS re-authorization. We wrote about the Senate’s approval of the IMLS re-authorization here. Learn more about the House re-authorization, as well as how you can thank your representatives, here. On to […]

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Museums in the News – The Legal Roundup

Posted by Amanda Gustin on December 12, 2010 in museums in the news |

Welcome to the third week of Museums in the News! Highlight this week is the lawsuit filed by Chuck Kortlander, director & owner of the Custer Battlefield Museum. Apparently in 2005 and 2008 his home, business, and the museum were raided by two dozen armed federal agents who claimed they had evidence that he was […]

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Museums in the News – The Censored Roundup

Posted by Amanda Gustin on December 5, 2010 in museums in the news |

Welcome to Week 2 of the Museums in the News roundup! Probably the biggest museum news of the week comes from the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. Curators there removed a video art installation of an ant-covered crucifix after complaints from, among others, the Catholic League and members of Congress. It’s a complicated, controversial […]

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IMLS Re-Authorized

Posted by Amanda Gustin on December 1, 2010 in museums in the news |

Some excellent breaking news from the American Association of Museums: the Institute of Museum and Library Services has been re-authorized by the Senate’s HELP Committee. The IMLS is a federal grant-funding organization that provides support for museums and libraries. Their authorization (ie permission to exist) has been on the docket for many months now, and […]

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Museums in the News – First Weekly Roundup

Posted by Amanda Gustin on November 28, 2010 in museums in the news |

In the interests of not flooding your inbox and/or overwhelming your sensibilities, dear reader, we’re going to be doing a weekly roundup of museum news articles, instead of posting them at random. They’ll go out each Sunday as a sort of recap of the week that was. If you see any articles that you think […]

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Designing the New MFA

Posted by Amanda Gustin on November 25, 2010 in museums in the news |

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! The new Art of the Americas wing at the Museum of Fine Arts has made a very big splash here in Boston. For the museum geeks out there, here’s a roundup of some articles about the behind-the-scenes work that went into designing and building the new wing. Exquisite Disappearing Glass Cases at […]

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Museums in the News – Secret Room in Indian National Library

Posted by Amanda Gustin on November 23, 2010 in museums in the news |

To file under “things that are unfathomably cool,” apparently the Indian National Library just discovered a 1,000 square foot room on its premises – with no discernible entrance or exit. Learn more at npr.org: Secret Chamber Found in Indian National Library

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