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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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