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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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Free Nonprofit Webinars for September

Posted by Amanda Gustin on September 3, 2012 in learning opportunities |

Every month, Wild Apricot (a membership management system) posts a roundup of free upcoming webinars. Some of them are a bit run-of-the-mill, but some of them are useful and interesting. Did I mention they’re also free? You can’t ask for better bang for your buck. Check out the list here.

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Personal Branding

Posted by Amanda Gustin on August 13, 2012 in learning opportunities |

Have you ever Googled yourself? Try it. See what comes up. I’ll wait. So, now that you’ve done that – were you surprised by anything? The internet seems so transient that it can be difficult to remember that every bit of it is saved forever. Your online presence can help your career – but it […]

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Reminder: One week from today, Boston EMPs event

Posted by Amanda Gustin on June 20, 2012 in boston emps, learning opportunities |

If you haven’t signed up for this great event yet, you should definitely get right on that! Understanding Government Job Applications June 27, 6 p.m. Northeast Museum Services Center, Charlestown Navy Yard Interested in working for the government but daunted by all the paperwork, grade levels and bureaucracy that goes into applying? Come attend our […]

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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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Libraries and Museums in an Era of Participatory Culture

Posted by Amanda Gustin on June 1, 2012 in learning opportunities, reports |

The Salzburg Global Seminar and IMLS have teamed up to produce a really interesting-looking report about “Libraries and Museums in an Era of Participatory Culture.” Go, download, and read it.

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Sotheby’s Institute of Art 2012 Summer Study Courses

Posted by Amanda Gustin on March 30, 2012 in learning opportunities |

From the source: 2012 Summer Study Courses Starting in June & July in New York Open for Enrollment www.sothebysinstitute.com/eflux-nysummer Summer Study in New York includes 4-week, 2-week and 1-week courses in June and July that allow students to develop professional expertise, critical thinking skills, and enhanced knowledge of art and the international art market. The […]

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Art Museum Educator Seminar

Posted by Amanda Gustin on March 29, 2012 in learning opportunities |

Direct from the source: August 5 -10 seminar with Rika Burnham in Chicago This one-week summer seminar is designed for art museum educators who have a special interest in gallery teaching.  TIME is hosted by the School of the Art Institute in cooperation with the Art Institute of Chicago and will be held August 5­10, […]

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Upcoming Emergency Preparedness Summit

Posted by Amanda Gustin on March 9, 2012 in emergency preparedness, learning opportunities |

Something about the idea of emergency preparedness appeals to the obsessively organized part of me. Do you feel the same? If so, you might want to check out this upcoming meeting. New England Regional Summit Emergency Preparedness for Cultural Institutions COSTEP MA is pleased to announce a second summit meeting for the New England statewide […]

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Upcoming Lecture at Tufts

Posted by Amanda Gustin on February 29, 2012 in learning opportunities, tufts events |

This sounds really interesting and right up the museum studies alley. Check it out if you can! March 5, 6 pm, art history department seminar room, 11 Talbot Ave. Lucia Allais, Princeton, The Salvage of Abu Simbel, or, Heritage as Technology Lucia Allais is Assistant Professor in the History and Theory of Architecture  at Princeton […]

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NEMA YEP Book Club Poll

Posted by Amanda Gustin on December 9, 2011 in book clubs, books about museums, learning opportunities |

The New England Museum Association’s Young & Emerging Professionals group is planning on hosting a book discussion in the near future. They’ve got a poll up asking which book we should all talk about, so go, vote, and then come to the meeting. (We’ll have details about the date and location when we hear.)

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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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Victorian Summer School

Posted by Amanda Gustin on November 2, 2011 in learning opportunities |

The Victorian Society in America Summer Schools: Newport, RI, and London, England STUDIES IN ARCHITECTURE, DECORATIVE & FINE ARTS, DESIGN AND LANDSCAPE, LONDON July 1 – July 15, 2012 Course leader Ian Cox, Director of the London Art Course at Christie’s Education, and a distinguished roster of scholars and museum experts provide an exhaustive survey […]

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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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Artist-Endowed Foundations: An Emerging Force in Cultural Philanthropy

Posted by Amanda Gustin on October 21, 2011 in events, learning opportunities |

Panel Discussion and Reception Artist-Endowed Foundations: An Emerging Force in Cultural Philanthropy Tuesday, November 8, 2011, 4–6:30pm Arthur M. Sackler Museum, 485 Broadway, Cambridge Please join us for a groundbreaking panel discussion on the emerging role of artist-endowed foundations as a force in cultural philanthropy and in stewarding America’s postwar and contemporary art patrimony. The […]

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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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Rhizome and the Digital Age

Posted by Zoe Salditch on September 1, 2011 in collections, learning opportunities |

Welcome to a new guest poster, Zoe Salditch, who turned her Tufts internship into a full-time job at Rhizome! In this day and age, our cultural artifacts are increasingly born-digital. Your papers, for example, are no longer hand written, ink on paper objects but instead a .doc file saved on your computer’s hard drive. For […]

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Hurricane Irene Prep

Posted by Amanda Gustin on August 26, 2011 in learning opportunities |

We interrupt our regularly scheduled posting to bring you a roundup of emergency preparedness links, in anticipation of Hurricane Irene this weekend. Even if she fizzles out (which certain of us would really appreciate, ok, Irene?), it’s good to be prepared, and to learn about helping your museum be prepared. The NEDCC, always prepared, sent […]

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NEDCC Care of Paintings Workshop

Posted by Amanda Gustin on August 25, 2011 in learning opportunities |

With a hat tip to Tufts Instructor Margherita Desy for pointing this out to us, the hopeful conservators and curators among you should go check out this workshop! Care of Paintings Workshop October 5, 2011 Workshop Location: Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, MA ______________________________ NEDCC’s Care of Paintings workshop is part of a collaborative program with […]

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NEDCC Fundamentals of Digitization Series

Posted by Amanda Gustin on August 19, 2011 in learning opportunities |

This is a great course of instruction offered fairly inexpensively by one of the best institutions in New England. What’s not to love? Register Now for NEDCC’s Fall 2011 FUNDAMENTALS OF DIGITIZATION WEBINAR SERIES Thursday, September 22 INTRODUCTION TO IMAGE CAPTURE Tuesday, September 27 DIGITAL PROJECT PLANNING Tuesday, October 18 METADATA Tuesday, October 25 SUSTAINABLE […]

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NEDCC Summer Preservation Webinars

Posted by Amanda Gustin on June 28, 2011 in learning opportunities |

Heads up on these great webinars – one of them has an early-bird registration discount that ends today. Care and Handling of Scrapbooks Live online webinar When: Tuesday, July 19, 2011, 2 – 4 PM Cost: $95 ($80 Early-bird Registration) Early-bird discount available until Jun 28 – HURRY! An introduction to the structure of scrapbooks, […]

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On Point Radio Museum Podcasts

Posted by Amanda Gustin on June 2, 2011 in learning opportunities, museums in the news |

I know I’m probably not the only NPR junkie out there. Listening to the radio is how I get most of my news. Probably my favorite NPR program, though, is Boston’s own On Point, hosted by Tom Ashbrooke. The program does two hours each day of thoughtful discussion on current events. It feels like eavesdropping […]

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