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Upcoming Lecture at Tufts

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 University. She specializes in the intellectual and political history of architecture, urbanism, and preservation since 1900, with a particular focus on international institutions and global practices. She has published a number of essays, including “International Style Heritage” in Volume 20 (2009); “The Real and the Theoretical 1968” in Perspecta 32 (2010); and a translation of Superstudio’s Salvage of Historic City Centers in Log 22 (2011). She is working on a book about the international preservation movement and the history of destruction in the twentieth century.

NEMA YEP Book Club Poll

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.)

Free December Webinars

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 a New Reality for Nonprofits

How Strategic Public Relations Can Help Nonprofits Break Through the Media Clutter

How to Make Your Grant Proposal Stand Out from the Pack

Free e-Strategy for Your Nonprofit

Victorian Summer School

The Victorian Society in America Summer Schools: Newport, RI, and London, England


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 of Victorian and Edwardian architecture, interior design and decorative arts, through lectures and in-depth site visits. The course also treats the history of London and issues of preservation and restoration of historic buildings. A highlight of the Summer School is the mid-course tour of Birmingham, Liverpool, and Manchester led by the former course director, the eminent architectural historian Gavin Stamp.


June 1 – June 10, 2012

Course leader Richard Guy Wilson, the Commonwealth Professor and Chair of Architectural History at the University of Virginia, and a distinguished roster of local experts and scholars provide a comprehensive survey of the 19th century focusing on Newport, the “queen” of American resorts. Through lectures and tours of public and private buildings, they address and de-construct architecture, interiors, landscape, city planning, fine and decorative arts of the second half of the 19th century. The course also addresses issues of “nuanced” restoration
and the preservation of structures.

The program is based at Salve Regina University in Newport. Summer cottages, built at the turn of the 20th century, comprise the campus. Students are housed in Ochre Lodge, designed by Dudley Newton in 1890.


Scholarships are available for current students and life-long learners. Details of this year’s programs and fees will be available by Dec. 1. Application deadline: Mar. 1. Contact Jennifer Carlquist, Victorian Society in America Summer Schools, ph: 612-280-7823, email:

Free Webinars from AASLH

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 17, 2011

Time: 2-3:15 pm Eastern

A good guided tour is a good story, told well, says guest speaker Linda Norris. Join us to learn the basics of creating a meaningful tour and creative ways tour guides can connect with visitors who arrive at your site with many different interests.

Creating Historic House Interpretive Plans that Connect December 8, 2011

Time: 2-3:15 pm Eastern

Interpretive plans that connect with your visitors and their lives are the keystone for a positive visitor experience. Guest speaker Nancy Bryk will show participants how research is an integral part of the interpretive planning process.

Redefining Audiences

January 27, 2012

Time: 2-3:15 pm Eastern

Who are our current audiences and how can we engage new ones? Looking at the most recent U.S. Census, Susie Wilkening will discuss demographic change and the valuable ways in which history organizations can use census data.

Webinar content is supported by StEPs standards and performance indicators. Pre-registration is necessary.

Click here to register online or to register by phone or mail, contact Terry Jackson, Program Associate, at 615-320-3203 or by email to jackson[at]aaslh[dot]org

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