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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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Free Student Memberships to the Association of Academic Museums and Galleries

Posted by Amanda Gustin on September 7, 2012 in free resources, know your professional organizations |

This is a GREAT offer, and one that all current Tufts students should sign up for immediately. I’m pulling this verbatim from the American Association of Museums LinkedIn page: To kick off this academic year, the Association of Academic Museums and Galleries is offering FREE ONE YEAR STUDENT MEMBERSHIPS if you sign-up between now and […]

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Smithsonian Early Childhood Science Education Research Forum

Posted by Amanda Gustin on June 19, 2012 in free resources, learning opportunities |

Smithsonian Early Childhood Science Education Research Forum Note that there is a webcast for this event, which looks amazing. *Smithsonian Early Childhood Science Education Research Forum***** Join us on *Wednesday, June 20* for a Smithsonian Early Childhood Science Education Research Forum. Events begin at 9:00 am. This forum is open to all educators, administrators, research […]

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EMP National Career Workshop

Posted by Amanda Gustin on January 13, 2012 in boston emps, free resources |

Straight from the Boston EMP group, here’s an announcement of a great national event being held at our very own Tufts University Art Gallery. EMP National Career Workshop Wednesday, February 1st, 6:00-8:00 On February 1st, we’re excited to present our second national AAM-EMP Career event. The theme of this workshop is “Interviewing Tips”, and we’ll be […]

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AASLH Webinars: StEPs Program

Posted by Amanda Gustin on January 4, 2012 in free resources |

First things first: What is StEPs? StEPS stands for Standards and Excellence Program [for History Organizations]. It’s organized by those marvelous folks at the AASLH (that’s American Association for State and Local History, in case you’re in a post-holiday stupor). I’ll let them describe it in their own words: StEPs is a voluntary assessment program […]

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Free December Webinars

Posted by Amanda Gustin on December 7, 2011 in free resources, learning opportunities |

Wild Apricot, which makes online membership software, has a really great blog. Each month, they do a roundup of free online webinars. (I think I’ve mentioned them before. They do a really great job.) Here’s this month’s. Highlights include: Playing by the Rules: Creating an Effective Volunteer Handbook 5 Trends in Technologoy that will Shape […]

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Free Webinars from AASLH

Posted by Amanda Gustin on November 1, 2011 in free resources, learning opportunities |

Copying this one right over from their newsletter; these all sound great and thanks to an IMLS grant they’re FREE. AASLH is able to offer the following webinar series free of charge with funding generously provided by an IMLS 21st Century Museum Professionals grant. Register for one, two, or all three!Telling a Good Story November […]

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Wild Apricot’s Nonprofit Webinars Roundup

Posted by Amanda Gustin on September 26, 2011 in free resources, learning opportunities |

Every month, Wild Apricot posts a great blog roundup of free nonprofit webinars. It’s a list well worth looking over; there’s usually something for everyone. If you can spare an hour or two each week, you can get some great education about nonprofit questions, many of which are directly applicable to museum work. Check out […]

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Blue Avocado

Posted by Amanda Gustin on July 29, 2011 in forum not temple, free resources, professional development |

Some thoughtful reading for you going into the weekend. Blue Avocado is a very thoughtful newsletter/magazine/blog dedicated to solving issues in nonprofits. They tend to focus on “community organizations” but their advice is practical, timely, and spot-on for museums as well. Enjoy, and hopefully you are all now craving guacamole right along with me…

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Stanford Social Innovation Review

Posted by Amanda Gustin on July 22, 2011 in free resources, professional development |

I know you’re all keeping busy this summer with internships, summer jobs, and beating the heat, but surely we all have some time for edifying reading, right? The Stanford Social Innovation Review is a really great magazine with a great deal of application for museums. It focuses on just what it says – innovative ways […]

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Historypin Launches

Posted by Amanda Gustin on July 11, 2011 in forum not temple, free resources |

Get excited, because this is really, really cool, and it launches today. Historypin is a website that enables users to upload their own historical content – of any kind – and then tag it on Google Maps. It is then geo-cached and dated. You can layer historical streetviews over existing streetviews – or see the […]

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Free Fundraising Webinar Series

Posted by Amanda Gustin on July 5, 2011 in free resources, professional development |

Okay, I get that fundraising and development isn’t everyone’s favorite topic in the nonprofit world, but it’s crucially important, especially in this day and age. AAM has partnered up with Alexander Haas fundraising counselors to present a series of three free webinars about how fundraising and development are changing for the years ahead. There’s a […]

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Atlas Versus The Cherry Tree: Museums, The Nation, and the World

Posted by Amanda Gustin on April 8, 2011 in events, free resources, professional development |

Great event coming up this Thursday at Harvard – check it out! (Hat tip to Tufts instructor Rainey Tisdale for letting us know!) April 14, 2011 4:15 to 6:00pm Weil Town Hall, Belfer Building (Lobby Level) Harvard Kennedy School of Government Atlas Versus The Cherry Tree: Museums, The Nation, and the World Check out their […]

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Spaces still open in AASLH’s Project Managment for History Professionals Workshop

Posted by Amanda Gustin on April 6, 2011 in free resources, professional development |

Heads up, Tufts – this is an AMAZING workshop, and there are still spaces left. I attended the session in Atlanta at the beginning of March, and it was a useful, practical, and ridiculously fun intro to the world of project management. I’ve already taken skills that I learned in the workshop back to my […]

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Webinar on Compensation from Guidestar

Posted by Amanda Gustin on January 22, 2011 in free resources, professional development |

We talked about Guidestar not that long ago, and remember at the bottom of that post shared some of Guidestar’s resources for nonprofits? Well, there’s another one coming up soon. Guidestar is running a free webinar called “The Compensation Checklist for Nonprofits: Are You Prepared for Today and the Next Five Years?” They describe it […]

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The Foundation Center

Posted by Amanda Gustin on January 17, 2011 in free resources, professional development |

Remember our post a while back about skills every museo should have? Well, one of them was grant writing. In that spirit, we’ll be talking about a few ways to educate yourself about writing grants. They may not be the flashiest, quickest way to fundraise, but they are an important piece of the puzzle. Being […]

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A Guide to Guidestar

Posted by Amanda Gustin on January 6, 2011 in forum not temple, free resources, professional development |

With the advent of the internet age, we all have a LOT more tools in our hands to begin to learn about specific organizations – and particularly specific museums. Whether you’re doing some research into a museum you’d like to work for, trying to get a good picture for how a museum of a certain […]

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Connecting to Collections: A Call to Action

Posted by Amanda Gustin on December 22, 2010 in free resources, professional development |

The IMLS is running a series of free webinars about caring for collections. Per their description: Using the content of the Connecting to Collections Bookshelf, Forums, and Workshops, these highly interactive webinars will connect you with experts and colleagues to discuss issues of common concern.  The series has a dual focus:  four webinars will help […]

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Resources for Weathering the Financial Storm from AASLH

Posted by Amanda Gustin on December 17, 2010 in free resources |

At a panel at NEMA focused on emerging museum directors and professionals, one of the topics that the audience felt they had trouble finding resources about was finances. I’ve just discovered that the American Association for State & Local History has put together a really excellent guide for museums and other nonprofits during our current […]

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Shaping Outcomes: Making a Difference in Libraries and Museums

Posted by Amanda Gustin on December 15, 2010 in free resources, professional development |

I know, I’m all about the free online learning lately, but – there are so many quality resources out there to help museum professionals that I can’t restrain myself. Shaping Outcomes, in their own words: Provides an online curriculum in outcomes-based planning and evaluation (OBPE) Is designed for library and museum professionals as well as […]

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TED: Ideas Worth Spreading

Posted by Amanda Gustin on December 13, 2010 in forum not temple, free resources |

Museums are in trouble. That’s not news to anyone in the field right now. We need big ideas to take us forward into this next century – we need to reimagine what we’re doing, and why, and how. Your guess is as good as mine as to where those ideas will come from. But that’s […]

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NEMA Fall Conference Audio Recordings

Posted by Amanda Gustin on December 8, 2010 in free resources, professional development |

Couldn’t make it to the NEMA fall conference? Missed the panel you were dying to see? For the first time ever, NEMA has taped several sessions and provided them free of charge on their website for download. Run, don’t walk, and listen to all of them! 2010 Conference Audio Recordings

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Free Project Management Webinars

Posted by Amanda Gustin on December 6, 2010 in free resources, professional development |

Following up on those essential skills from Museos Unite, here’s an opportunity to get some free management training. Project Management Webinars from Boston University Upcoming webinars are listed at the top, but scroll down for other titles. A few to highlight: What You Must Know About Stakeholder Management Strategies for Managing Change: Managing People in […]

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Free Preservation Webinars from the Image Permanence Institute

Posted by Amanda Gustin on December 1, 2010 in free resources, professional development |

The Image Permanence Institute, an NEH-funded organization based out of the Rochester Institute of Technology, is hosting a series of free webinars addressing a variety of conservation issues. The next webinar, “Managing the Storage Environment in the Southeast Region,” is on December 15th, from 2:00 – 3:30 p.m., EST. For more information about the webinar […]

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Free Disaster Management Training from FEMA

Posted by Amanda Gustin on November 27, 2010 in free resources, professional development |

Are you interested in disaster management? Even if you’re not, this is a terrific opportunity to get some free training and a very useful line on your resume. FEMA, or the Federal Emergency Management Agency, runs a series of disaster management courses called ICS – Incident Command System. It’s basically a management system – figuring […]

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The Future of Museums

Posted by Amanda Gustin on November 24, 2010 in free resources |

Courtesy of the Boston Emerging Museum Professionals, here’s a link to futurist Gary Golden’s recent webinar with AAM: Gary Golden on the Future of Museums Lots to think about there. For a reaction/review blog post, check out Guzel DuChateau at the Emerging Museum Professionals blog, here. PS – Are you following the Boston Emerging Museum […]

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AAM Webinar – Social Media as Advocacy Tools

Posted by Amanda Gustin on November 22, 2010 in free resources, professional development |

On Thursday, December 2 at 2:00 p.m., the American Association of Museums will be hosting a free webinar titled “Social Media as Advocacy Tools.” It’s part of their “Speak Up For Museums” initiative, which is planning all sorts of advocacy events over the next year. From the website: Many museums are already using Twitter, Facebook, […]

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Free Ebook – Making Your Nonprofit Event a Success

Posted by Amanda Gustin on November 21, 2010 in free resources |

Courtesy of the Network for Good, here’s a free ebook download: The Big Event – 5 Tips for Making Your Next Event a Great Success. Lots of museums see events as a way to gain revenue, stakeholders, and recognition. There’s all sorts of interesting debate out there about whether or not events are successful in […]

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