The Tufts Museum Studies blog is seeking new contributors!

Posted by Tegan Kehoe on August 11, 2014 in blog news, professional development |

The Tufts Museum Studies blog is always open to new contributors, but as the new school year rolls around, we are actively recruiting. The blog is authored and managed by current students — alumni and experienced museum professionals are welcome to contribute guest posts. Students, whether you are brand-new to Tufts this Fall or you’ve  […]


Session proposals for the AAM Conference are now open!

Posted by Tegan Kehoe on July 22, 2014 in conferences |

  See http://www.aam-us.org/events/annual-meeting/sessions for details.  Session Proposal Submission Opens        July 16  Session Proposal Submission Deadline        August 25  Session Acceptance/Non-Acceptance Sent        mid-November


Upcoming Symposium in Boston

Posted by Tegan Kehoe on July 20, 2014 in boston emps, professional development |

Recent Tufts alumna Lauren Reddy passed this announcement along. Thanks, Lauren! Full-time student registration is $35, and there are a limited number of scholarships available. NICHOLS HOUSE MUSEUM SYMPOSIUM IN THE HOUSE AND ON THE WEB: 21ST-CENTURY STRATEGIES FOR INTERPRETING HISTORIC INTERIORS The Boston Athenaeum, 10 1/2 Beacon Street, Boston, Massachusetts October 3, 2014 at […]


Free Workshop for EMPS next Thursday

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on May 29, 2014 in boston emps, conferences, free resources, professional development |

It’s exactly as it sounds: a FREE workshop with one of our favorite Tufts professors with no registration fee. Creativity in Museum Practice Thursday, June 5, 6:00 – 8:00 pm USS Constitution Museum Join Rainey Tisdale and Linda Norris, authors of the new book Creativity in Museum Practice, for a fun, useful, and informative workshop about […]


Museum Next Scholarships!

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on May 22, 2014 in conferences, free resources, professional development |

If you haven’t heard of Museum Next… you should! It’s Europe’s major conference on museums and technology AND they’re offering incredibly simple-to-apply-to scholarships for student EMPs. Find out more here.  


Apply for coursework in Rwanda and Ethiopia!

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on March 22, 2014 in professional development |

Apply for a fourteen day course this August through Rutgers University. This special educational travel seminar to Rwanda and Ethiopia is designed for emerging scholars in the fields of Comparative Genocide Studies, Memory Studies, Museum Studies, Media Studies, Anthropology, Political Science, Sociology, History and cognate fields. This 16 day travel experience and professional/academic course will […]


Graduate Student Lecturer Positions at the MFA

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on March 11, 2014 in jobs listings, professional development |

I’m excited, and sad, to forward this announcement. The MFA runs a paid program for a few graduate students per year to give tours in the galleries. For the past year, I’ve been one of these lecturers. The program is a fantastic opportunity to work not only with a diverse and fascinating set of visitors […]


Museum Blogging Competition

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on March 10, 2014 in professional development |

Here’s an exciting opportunity for current students (sorry alumni) to enter a competition for museum bloggers sponsored by Randi Korn & Associates. The deadline is April 1, so take some time and get your writing ready!


Upcoming Event: Customer Service and the Museum Educator

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on March 4, 2014 in professional development |

The Greater Boston Museum Educators’ Roundtable is sponsoring a professional development event on March 13, 2014, from 1-4pm at Danforth Art. Join colleagues for a discussion of how best practices in customer service outside of the museum field can be used to enhance the visitor experience when applied cross-departmentally. A panel including staff members from […]


Write for AAM’s EdCom!

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on February 20, 2014 in professional development |

Current Tufts graduate student Barbara Palmer is putting out the call on behalf of AAM’s EdCom, the Alliance’s educator professional affinity group. Calling You! As your bimonthly newsletter, we want to hear from you!  Want to highlight events at your museum or in your community?  Is there a burning issue you want to bring to the […]

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