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Announcement — Visitor Studies Association conference in Boston in 2016

Posted by Tegan Kehoe on November 19, 2014 in conferences, professional development |

The Visitor Studies Association (VSA) is looking ahead to its July 2016 conference in Boston and sending a special invitation to area Museum Studies students to get involved in the association.  Marta Byer of the VSA (and the Museum of Science, Boston) says “We’d love to meet your students and show them how VSA can […]

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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

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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 […]

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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.  

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Propose a conference session at NEMA!

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on January 3, 2014 in conferences, professional development |

In 2014, NEMA’s annual conference will be held here in Boston, Cambridge. Submit your proposal for a session by February 3 (one month from today!) The theme for this November is “Picture of Health: Museums, Wellness & Healthy Communities,” celebrating the role museums play in community wellness.

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Perspectives on NEMA 2013

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on November 19, 2013 in conferences |

by guest columnist James Stanton This year NEMA asked conference attendees to question why museums are needed now more than ever. In an increasingly diverse society, museums offer a space for people to reflect, learn, and honor their different histories while bringing communities together to share, learn, and grow from each other. The recurring themes […]

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Conference Announcement: Changing the Narrative: American Indians and American Cultural Myth

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on September 24, 2013 in conferences, learning opportunities, meetups |

In just a couple weeks, the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology will be hosting Kevin Gover, the Director of the National Museum of the American Indian. You’re invited to a free talk and reception on Wednesday, October 9, beginning at 6p.m. Here’s the invitation for more details: 

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Global, local, and the visitor we can’t see.

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on October 28, 2012 in conferences, museum topics, professional development |

This weekend, the Tufts Museum Studies blog will be joining the Salzburg Global Forum for Young Cultural Leaders in a global discussion. This 5-day conference brings together 50 young leaders from across the arts (dance, theater, and museum) to meet with experts. Three of the questions on the table have been sent out for bloggers in the field […]

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Guest blog: The Role of Arts Organizations in Civil Society

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on October 26, 2012 in conferences, food for thought |

This weekend, the Tufts Museum Studies blog will be joining the Salzburg Global Forum for Young Cultural Leaders in a global discussion. This 5-day conference brings together 50 young leaders from across the arts (dance, theater, and museum) to meet with experts. Three of the questions on the table have been sent out for bloggers in the […]

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Free Conference on Museum Education and Community Partnerships

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on October 17, 2012 in conferences, professional development |

Don’t miss this great workshop from the Greater Boston Museum Educators’ Roundtable. Their events are now free and open to all, so find them on Facebook and keep an eye out. Attached is a flyer about their first workshop on Monday December 10th at 9:30 at the Charlestown Boys and Girls Club to discuss “Building Community […]

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Conferences you should know about!

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on October 6, 2012 in conferences, Uncategorized |

Everyone’s talking aNEMA NEMA NEMA in the run up  to their conference this November, (and for good reason, it’s a great opportunity to meet and chat with the people who are coming up with ideas and moving the cogs in our regional museum community.) But it’s hardly the only conferences! I grabbed just three of […]

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Informal Dinner Discussion at NEMA

Posted by Amanda Gustin on September 21, 2012 in conferences |

Shameless plug time! If you’re headed to NEMA, and you’re a Young or Emerging Professional, I have a suggestion for you. On Thursday night, if you don’t feel moved to purchase a ticket to go to a museum event (and they can be pricey, especially on a student budget!) come hang out at the Bluebird […]

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AASLH Call for Proposals

Posted by Amanda Gustin on September 17, 2012 in conferences |

The American Association for State and Local History has issued a call for proposals for its 2013 Annual Meeting in Birmingham, Alabama, and they’ve got a really terrific theme. Here’s what they have to say: Birmingham is a city which has reoriented its history, inspiring international human rights movements. It is the perfect place to […]

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NEMA Conference Scholarships

Posted by Amanda Gustin on August 31, 2012 in conferences |

I know, I know – grad students don’t exactly have a ton of excess money floating around, so you’re a little hesitant about ponying up the cash for the NEMA conference this fall. You don’t have to go it alone, though! There are several scholarships available that will help pay to attend NEMA – and […]

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AASLH Online Conference

Posted by Amanda Gustin on August 29, 2012 in conferences, professional development |

The American Association for State and Local History’s Annual Conference is an amazingly good time for museum & history professionals, but this year it’s being held all the way across the country from us in Salt Lake City, Utah. If your student budget can’t stretch to cover airfare and the hotel, consider this terrific idea […]

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AAM Conference Opportunity for Graduate Students

Posted by Amanda Gustin on August 17, 2012 in conferences |

From Greg Stevens at AAM, here’s a great opportunity for all current students and recent alums. “For the upcoming AAM Annual Meeting 2013 in Baltimore (May 19-22, 2013), I’ve proposed a “Graduate Flash Showcase” session, and encourage you to share this opportunity with students and recent grads. We’ve held successful Graduate Flash Showcases for the […]

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Pre-Conference Updates

Posted by Amanda Gustin on April 18, 2012 in conferences |

For anyone lucky enough to be heading to the AAM Annual Meeting in two weeks, the Emerging Museum Professionals blog has just put up a great post about updating before you get to the conference. It applies to other conferences as well, so keep it in mind for AASLH and NEMA this fall!

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Tufts Art History Graduate Research Conference

Posted by Amanda Gustin on February 3, 2012 in conferences, tufts events |

The Tufts University Art History Graduate Program would like to invite your students, faculty, and staff to attend its graduate student research conference. The theme of the conference is “Art and Exchange.” This year’s event will be held Saturday, March 10, 2012, from 9:30 to 3:45, with a keynote talk by Dennis Carr, Assistant Curator of Decorative […]

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Recap: Preparing Proposals for Conferences, a Boston EMP Workshop

Posted by Amanda Gustin on January 25, 2012 in boston emps, conferences |

On Thursday, January 19, several members of the Boston area Emerging Professionals Group, an affinity group of the American Association of Museums, met at the Diesel Cafe in Davis Square, Somerville, to hear a presentation about how to develop, write, and submit session proposals for museum conferences. Presented by Kate McIntosh of Revitalizing Historic Sites […]

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Conference Session Proposal Writing Workshop by Boston EMPs

Posted by Amanda Gustin on January 11, 2012 in boston emps, conferences |

The Boston EMPs (we’ve talked about them) are putting on a conference session proposal writing workshop at Diesel Cafe in Davis Square. This is great timing to put the finishing touches on that proposal you’re perfecting for the NEMA conference deadline of February 3. Even if you’re not putting together a proposal – and you […]

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Graduate Student Presentations at AAM

Posted by Amanda Gustin on January 6, 2012 in conferences, Uncategorized |

Straight from AAM: Museum Grad Students, Here’s a great opportunity to share your knowledge and build your presentation skills at the 2012 AAM annual meeting! The 2012 Graduate “Flash” Showcase will be held at the AAM Annual Meeting 2012 in Minneapolis St. Paul on Wednesday, May 2, from 12:15-1:45 p.m. This showcase is a series […]

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AAM Annual Meeting Fellowships

Posted by Amanda Gustin on December 28, 2011 in conferences |

Heads up! The AAM Annual Meeting Fellowship opportunities have been posted at http://aam-us.org/am12/fellowships.cfm The following fellowships offer a travel stipend (at least $750), complimentary conference registration, and tickets to the fellowship breakfast and other selected events. 1. Diversity Fellowships support professional growth and retention of under-represented professionals in the museum field. 2. Emerging Museum Professional […]

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NEMA Conference Survey

Posted by Amanda Gustin on December 8, 2011 in conferences |

Did you attend NEMA’s fall conference? If so, they’re looking for some feedback. Go, fill it out, and give your opinion. If you give them your thoughts by December 16, you’ll be entered to win a free conference registration for NEMA 2012. If you missed filling out your little yellow evaluation sheets about a particular […]

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NEMA Day 2

Posted by Amanda Gustin on November 17, 2011 in conferences |

Hello from Day 2 of the New England Museum Association annual conference! Today featured the opening of the 54-booth Exhibit Hall, the Professional Affinity Group luncheon, and more great sessions than you can shake a stick at. Tonight, still to come, we have an evening hors d’oeuvres hour in the Exhibit Hall and four exciting […]

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NEMA 2011

Posted by Amanda Gustin on November 16, 2011 in conferences |

Hello from Hartford! Tufts is out in force today, and tonight is the Newcomers Reception, which we sponsor. So far a great day with fascinating sessions as always – we’ll have a full report with multiple perspectives tonight (aka don’t room with me at conferences, I will make you blog). In the meantime, have a […]

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Emergency Preparedness Summit at NEMA 2011

Posted by Amanda Gustin on November 7, 2011 in conferences |

Hot off the presses, and this sounds really interesting (though I have an admitted fascination with disaster preparedness). As a recognized leader in the field of emergency preparedness for cultural institutions, the New England Museum Association and COSTEP-MA (Coordinated Statewide Emergency Preparedness for Massachusetts) invite you to a special ‘summit meeting’ of professionals from all […]

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Roommate Sharing for NEMA

Posted by Amanda Gustin on October 20, 2011 in conferences, tufts program news |

Are you going to NEMA? Do you need a hotel room? The conference hotel, the Hilton Hartford, has sold out, but a number of Tufts Museum Studies students are working on room-sharing agreements at a nearby hotel. If you are planning on going to NEMA but hesitant about hotel fees, let us know. Email amanda.gustin[at]gmail[dot]com […]

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Attending NEMA? Save the Date!

Posted by Amanda Gustin on October 18, 2011 in conferences |

The Connecticut Museum Educators Roundtable is hosting an evening cocktail hour on Wednesday, November 16, during the NEMA Fall Conference. See the Save the Date below for details.

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Introduction to Decorative Arts at Historic New England

Posted by Amanda Gustin on October 14, 2011 in conferences |

Historic New England is opening up their collections storage area and giving a half-day class on decorative arts on October 29, 2011. It sounds terrific, and there’s an affordable special rate for students. If you attend, let us know! Learn about decorative arts from Historic New England’s experts during an in-depth workshop. Curators lecture on […]

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NEMA 2011 Early Bird Registration

Posted by Amanda Gustin on October 5, 2011 in conferences |

Copying this over directly from NEMA themselves. Don’t delay! The early-bird deadline is Friday, October 7th! Sometimes it’s OK to procrastinate. When it’s a beautiful Saturday and you’d rather sunbathe than clean house for company. When you’re on your way to dinner at your in-laws and you’d rather take the back roads. When your desk […]

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Family Learning Forum Videos

Posted by Amanda Gustin on September 23, 2011 in conferences |

If you didn’t get the chance to attend the USS Constitution Museum‘s wonderful One Size Fits All? conference last fall, fear not: they’ve uploaded videos of each presenter to their website. (If you’re not familiar with the Family Learning Forum website, then you really should be – it started off great and keeps getting better.) […]

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Sustaining Heritage, Sustaining Communities

Posted by Amanda Gustin on September 21, 2011 in conferences |

The Nichols House on Beacon Hill is planning a wonderful symposium on Friday, September 30 titled “Sustaining Heritage, Sustaining Communities.” To commemorate the 50th anniversary of its founding, the Nichols House Museum is pleased to present the symposium “Sustaining Heritage, Sustaining Communities: Museums and Historic Preservation in the 21st Century.” On September 30, 2011, five […]

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Public History in 2036

Posted by Amanda Gustin on September 16, 2011 in conferences |

There’s a great conference out at UMass Amherst next weekend, September 23-24, taking a look at the future of the public history field. Nina Simon, author of The Participatory Museum and the blog Museum 2.0 will be doing a workshop on Saturday afternoon. Check out the program and registration information here. [PDF]

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NEMA Scholarship Deadlines Extended

Posted by Amanda Gustin on September 15, 2011 in conferences |

Heads up! The deadline to apply for scholarships for the 2011 NEMA Fall Conference has been extended to September 23. Learn more about the scholarships here, and more about the conference here.

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NEMA Fall Conference Poll

Posted by Amanda Gustin on September 14, 2011 in conferences |

Registration for the New England Museum Association fall conference is now open! Don’t forget to check out scholarships to help with your trip, and keep an eye on this blog – we’ll be coordinating some roommate situations for those of us who can’t swing the full cost. And now, a very scientific poll.

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Looking Forward: Preservation in New England in the Twenty-First Century

Posted by Amanda Gustin on September 7, 2011 in conferences |

Very interesting-looking symposium being hosted by Historic New England – let us know if you’re going to register, and we can figure out a carpooling arrangement! Looking Forward: Preservation in New England in the Twenty-First Century Saturday, October 1 Roger Williams University Bristol, Rhode Island Join a new generation of preservationists as they articulate a […]

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NEMA Fall Conference

Posted by Amanda Gustin on September 5, 2011 in conferences |

Heads up, everyone! The New England Museum Association’s fall conference will be held in Hartford, Connecticut from November 16-18. It promises to be a fascinating, fun time. The theme is “Museums in the Mirror: Reflecting Relevance in a Diverse Society.” For those of us who are poor grad students, NEMA offers scholarships – and the […]

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