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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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Know Your Professional Organizations: Visitor Studies Association

Posted by Amanda Gustin on February 23, 2011 in know your professional organizations |

Up next is a very specialized, very important group: the Visitor Studies Association. The VSA, in its own words, is today’s premier professional organization focusing on all facets of the visitor experience in museums, zoos, nature centers, visitor centers, historic sites, parks and other informal learning settings. We’re committed to understanding and enhancing visitor experiences [...]

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Know Your Professional Organizations: National Art Education Association

Posted by Amanda Gustin on February 16, 2011 in know your professional organizations |

For the art historians among us: the National Art Education Association. Here’s what the NAEA has to say about itself: Founded in 1947, The National Art Education Association is the leading professional membership organization exclusively for visual arts educators. Members include elementary, middle and high school visual arts educators, college and university professors, researchers and [...]

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Know Your Professional Organizations: National Association for Museum Exhibition

Posted by Amanda Gustin on February 9, 2011 in know your professional organizations |

Going with our specialization theme, here’s one for the aspiring exhibit designers out there: the National Association for Museum Exhibition. NAME is actually sort of part of AAM; it describes itself as “one of the Standing Professional Committees of the American Association of Museums.” For more from them: Our mission NAME seeks to enhance the cultural landscape [...]

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Know Your Professional Organizations: American Association for State and Local History

Posted by Amanda Gustin on February 2, 2011 in know your professional organizations |

Next up in our continuing series is a more specialized organization. Don’t worry, we’ll be featuring organizations that cover all the wonderfully specific portions of the museum world as we go along! So, for those historians out there: the American Association for State and Local History. The AASLH, as it’s called, “provides leadership and support [...]

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Know Your Professional Organizations: New England Museum Association

Posted by Amanda Gustin on January 26, 2011 in know your professional organizations |

Next up in our Museum Professional Organizations series is one near and dear to all of our hearts. In fact, if you’re in your first year as a Tufts student, you’re already a member! Let’s talk about the New England Museum Association. To quote from their website: The mission of the New England Museum Association [...]

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Know Your Professional Organizations: AAM’s Emerging Museum Professionals

Posted by Amanda Gustin on January 19, 2011 in know your professional organizations |

Next up in our series of know your professional organizations, we have a sub-category of last week’s featured organization: the AAM’s Emerging Museum Professionals. Now, not all of you are just emerging. Some of you have been out there in the ranks for years. But even if you’re fully emergent, you can surely keep an [...]

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Know Your Professional Organizations: American Association of Museums

Posted by Amanda Gustin on January 12, 2011 in know your professional organizations, professional development |

Everyone’s telling you that you have to network. Go out there and meet people! they say. Make your voice heard! Introduce yourself and make connections and do favors and it will all pay off down the road! And you say…that sounds great. Where on earth do I start? We’ve got you covered. Over the next [...]

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