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Great Interview

Posted by Amanda Gustin on May 12, 2011 in potpourri |

ExhibiTricks, a great museum design/exhibition blog, has a fantastic interview with Rachel Hellenga up this week. Hellenga talks about her background, museum skills, the exhibition process, and where museums are going next. Go check it out.

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The Pitfalls of Non-Profit Accounting

Posted by Amanda Gustin on April 25, 2011 in forum not temple, potpourri |

So sorry for going dark for a little while – it’s been an eventful few weeks for your industrious blogger. We’ll be back to regular posting this week. As always, if you have any suggestions for posts or would like to contribute by guest posting, please email me: amanda.gustin[at]tufts[dot]edu. If you’ve seen the news lately, […]

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Where is Spring?

Posted by Amanda Gustin on April 11, 2011 in potpourri |

Today, I have the pleasure of introducing another new voice to the blog. Maryam Keramaty is finishing up her certificate in museum studies this spring. Her post captures what all of New England feels about this time of year – where is spring? Maryam journeyed to the Museum of Fine Arts in hopes of an […]

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Improv at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Posted by Amanda Gustin on March 18, 2011 in forum not temple, potpourri |

You might well have seen this already – it’s gone viral in museum circles – but just in case you haven’t: King Philip IV recently signed autographs in front of his Velazquez portrait at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Well, sort of. Scroll down and read the comments on Improv Everywhere’s write-up of the stunt. […]

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“It’s a love story…”

Posted by Amanda Gustin on February 3, 2011 in potpourri |

Musician Josh Ritter’s new album came out last May, and one of his tracks tells of a love story between an archaeologist and her mummy – their ups and downs, their joint academic career, and all the time they spend in museums. Ritter’s drummer, Liam Hurley, also happens to be a master puppeteer, and he […]

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Tufts Instructor Ken Turino in New Hampshire Public Television Documentary

Posted by Amanda Gustin on January 4, 2011 in events, potpourri |

“At the River’s Edge : An Oral History of Berlin, New Hampshire” Berlin, New Hampshire, in the heart of the Northern Forest, is a small city of approximately 10,000 people, best known for its paper mills and being the largest producer of newsprint in the world during the mid-twentieth century. The city’s history is as […]

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