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Understanding Historic Paint Colors 2012

Posted by Amanda Gustin on April 13, 2012 in workshops |

Until someone explained to me the idea behind the Historic New England paint archive, it had never occurred to me that shades of color could shift so dramatically, at least not in the recent past. Check out this interesting workshop and learn more about paint color and historic conservation. Ask the Experts— The Colors of […]

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NEMA YEP Workshop: LAUGH: From the Trenches – 10 Things I Wish I Had Not Learned the Hard Way

Posted by Amanda Gustin on April 5, 2012 in workshops |

Today is the last day to register for the NEMA YEP workshop “LAUGH: From the Trenches – 10 Things I Wish I Had Not Learned the Hard Way.” Here’s the description: Thursday, April 12, 6:00 to 8:00 pm Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library 700 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, http://maps.bpl.org/ Register […]

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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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Learn, Laugh, Love, Part II: A Series of Mini Workshops with Maximum Impact

Posted by Amanda Gustin on March 21, 2012 in boston emps, workshops |

From NEMA: Learn, Laugh, Love: Part II A Series of Mini-Workshops with Maximum Impact      Learn, Laugh, Love brings together individuals from various professional positions and levels of seniority, both of local and national stature, to encourage those who are just entering the field, especially career changers, students, and those who are seeking to further […]

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NEMA YEPS Book Club Tonight!

Posted by Amanda Gustin on March 14, 2012 in book clubs, boston emps |

Reminder: tonight, the NEMA Young and Emerging Professionals will be hosting a book club discussion of Socialnomics by Erik Qualman. The YEPS are meeting from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Old State House. Here’s their announcement: NEMA YEPs Book Club #3 When: Wednesday, March 14, 2012, 6:00-8:00 pm Where: Bostonian Society, Old State House, […]

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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 2012 Workshops

Posted by Amanda Gustin on February 15, 2012 in workshops |

The New England Museum Association has published their 2012 schedule of workshops. Take a look especially at the three workshops offered for young & emerging professionals; I attended all three last year, and really enjoyed them. NEMA’s spring/summer workshop series is a popular source of professional development, providing you with in-depth learning opportunities that enhance […]

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More on AASLH’s Museum Education Workshop

Posted by Amanda Gustin on February 10, 2012 in education, workshops |

We already mentioned that there’s going to be a terrific AASLH workshop in Boston in March; here are some more details to tempt you to sign up. The registration for AASLH’s Museum Education 101 workshop scheduled for March 15-16 in Boston, MA, is now open at www.aaslh.org/workshop.htm.  The workshop is hosted by Historic New England […]

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Tufts Art History Graduate Research Conference

Posted by Amanda Gustin on February 3, 2012 in conferences, tufts events |

The Tufts University Art History Graduate Program would like to invite your students, faculty, and staff to attend its graduate student research conference. The theme of the conference is “Art and Exchange.” This year’s event will be held Saturday, March 10, 2012, from 9:30 to 3:45, with a keynote talk by Dennis Carr, Assistant Curator of Decorative […]

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NEMA YEP Workshop Call for Proposals

Posted by Amanda Gustin on February 1, 2012 in professional development |

Young and Emerging Museum Professionals PAG Workshop Series: Learn, Laugh, Love II The NEMA Young and Emerging Museum Professionals (YEPs) PAG understands that new and emerging museum professionals have limited budgets to attend workshops, and frequently are unable to miss work for professional development and/or networking events. To break down these barriers faced by those […]

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Recap: Preparing Proposals for Conferences, a Boston EMP Workshop

Posted by Amanda Gustin on January 25, 2012 in boston emps, conferences |

On Thursday, January 19, several members of the Boston area Emerging Professionals Group, an affinity group of the American Association of Museums, met at the Diesel Cafe in Davis Square, Somerville, to hear a presentation about how to develop, write, and submit session proposals for museum conferences. Presented by Kate McIntosh of Revitalizing Historic Sites […]

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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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Conference Session Proposal Writing Workshop by Boston EMPs

Posted by Amanda Gustin on January 11, 2012 in boston emps, conferences |

The Boston EMPs (we’ve talked about them) are putting on a conference session proposal writing workshop at Diesel Cafe in Davis Square. This is great timing to put the finishing touches on that proposal you’re perfecting for the NEMA conference deadline of February 3. Even if you’re not putting together a proposal – and you […]

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Graduate Student Presentations at AAM

Posted by Amanda Gustin on January 6, 2012 in conferences, Uncategorized |

Straight from AAM: Museum Grad Students, Here’s a great opportunity to share your knowledge and build your presentation skills at the 2012 AAM annual meeting! The 2012 Graduate “Flash” Showcase will be held at the AAM Annual Meeting 2012 in Minneapolis St. Paul on Wednesday, May 2, from 12:15-1:45 p.m. This showcase is a series […]

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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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AAM Annual Meeting Fellowships

Posted by Amanda Gustin on December 28, 2011 in conferences |

Heads up! The AAM Annual Meeting Fellowship opportunities have been posted at http://aam-us.org/am12/fellowships.cfm The following fellowships offer a travel stipend (at least $750), complimentary conference registration, and tickets to the fellowship breakfast and other selected events. 1. Diversity Fellowships support professional growth and retention of under-represented professionals in the museum field. 2. Emerging Museum Professional […]

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Upcoming Boston EMP Events

Posted by Amanda Gustin on December 14, 2011 in boston emps |

Quoting this one directly from the Boston EMPs email: Hello Boston EMPers! This Thursday December 15th we will be having an informal happy hour at Meadhall in Cambridge.  The gastropub is near the Kendall/MIT stop on the Red Line.  We will start to gather around 5:30 pm.  Bring some business cards and get to know […]

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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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NEMA Conference Survey

Posted by Amanda Gustin on December 8, 2011 in conferences |

Did you attend NEMA’s fall conference? If so, they’re looking for some feedback. Go, fill it out, and give your opinion. If you give them your thoughts by December 16, you’ll be entered to win a free conference registration for NEMA 2012. If you missed filling out your little yellow evaluation sheets about a particular […]

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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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NEMA Day 2

Posted by Amanda Gustin on November 17, 2011 in conferences |

Hello from Day 2 of the New England Museum Association annual conference! Today featured the opening of the 54-booth Exhibit Hall, the Professional Affinity Group luncheon, and more great sessions than you can shake a stick at. Tonight, still to come, we have an evening hors d’oeuvres hour in the Exhibit Hall and four exciting […]

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NEMA 2011

Posted by Amanda Gustin on November 16, 2011 in conferences |

Hello from Hartford! Tufts is out in force today, and tonight is the Newcomers Reception, which we sponsor. So far a great day with fascinating sessions as always – we’ll have a full report with multiple perspectives tonight (aka don’t room with me at conferences, I will make you blog). In the meantime, have a […]

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Emergency Preparedness Summit at NEMA 2011

Posted by Amanda Gustin on November 7, 2011 in conferences |

Hot off the presses, and this sounds really interesting (though I have an admitted fascination with disaster preparedness). As a recognized leader in the field of emergency preparedness for cultural institutions, the New England Museum Association and COSTEP-MA (Coordinated Statewide Emergency Preparedness for Massachusetts) invite you to a special ‘summit meeting’ of professionals from all […]

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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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Roommate Sharing for NEMA

Posted by Amanda Gustin on October 20, 2011 in conferences, tufts program news |

Are you going to NEMA? Do you need a hotel room? The conference hotel, the Hilton Hartford, has sold out, but a number of Tufts Museum Studies students are working on room-sharing agreements at a nearby hotel. If you are planning on going to NEMA but hesitant about hotel fees, let us know. Email amanda.gustin[at]gmail[dot]com […]

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Attending NEMA? Save the Date!

Posted by Amanda Gustin on October 18, 2011 in conferences |

The Connecticut Museum Educators Roundtable is hosting an evening cocktail hour on Wednesday, November 16, during the NEMA Fall Conference. See the Save the Date below for details.

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Boston Emerging Museum Professionals Event

Posted by Amanda Gustin on October 17, 2011 in boston emps |

On Wednesday October 19, EMPs across the country will gather for a national workshop to build essential resume-writing skills. This is a terrific chance to learn practical tips on communicating your professional strengths, refining your cover letter, and standing out as you start your career. Our event will be hosted by Historic New England at the […]

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Introduction to Decorative Arts at Historic New England

Posted by Amanda Gustin on October 14, 2011 in conferences |

Historic New England is opening up their collections storage area and giving a half-day class on decorative arts on October 29, 2011. It sounds terrific, and there’s an affordable special rate for students. If you attend, let us know! Learn about decorative arts from Historic New England’s experts during an in-depth workshop. Curators lecture on […]

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NEMA YEP Birthday Party

Posted by Amanda Gustin on October 7, 2011 in boston emps, events |

The New England Museum Association’s Young Emerging Professionals Professional Affinity Group (that’s NEMA’s YEP PAG, if you prefer acronyms) is turning one year old this fall. To celebrate, they’re having a book club session, some fabulous speakers, and cupcakes. Sound awesome? Read on. Book Club Second Meeting and YEPs Birthday Party When: Wednesday, November 9, […]

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NEMA 2011 Early Bird Registration

Posted by Amanda Gustin on October 5, 2011 in conferences |

Copying this over directly from NEMA themselves. Don’t delay! The early-bird deadline is Friday, October 7th! Sometimes it’s OK to procrastinate. When it’s a beautiful Saturday and you’d rather sunbathe than clean house for company. When you’re on your way to dinner at your in-laws and you’d rather take the back roads. When your desk […]

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Guy Fawkes Pub Night @ The Old State House

Posted by Amanda Gustin on September 28, 2011 in events, meetups |

Remember, remember the fifth of November… …because this year, The Old State House is throwing what sounds like an amazing Guy Fawkes Day party. Says Nathaniel Sheidly, Historian and Director of Public History at the Bostonian Society: The average pub might offer a pop-culture themed pub trivia quiz and the chance to talk about one’s […]

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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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Family Learning Forum Videos

Posted by Amanda Gustin on September 23, 2011 in conferences |

If you didn’t get the chance to attend the USS Constitution Museum‘s wonderful One Size Fits All? conference last fall, fear not: they’ve uploaded videos of each presenter to their website. (If you’re not familiar with the Family Learning Forum website, then you really should be – it started off great and keeps getting better.) […]

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Sustaining Heritage, Sustaining Communities

Posted by Amanda Gustin on September 21, 2011 in conferences |

The Nichols House on Beacon Hill is planning a wonderful symposium on Friday, September 30 titled “Sustaining Heritage, Sustaining Communities.” To commemorate the 50th anniversary of its founding, the Nichols House Museum is pleased to present the symposium “Sustaining Heritage, Sustaining Communities: Museums and Historic Preservation in the 21st Century.” On September 30, 2011, five […]

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Museum Tech Meetup in Cambridge

Posted by Amanda Gustin on September 19, 2011 in meetups |

Heads up, everyone. On Wednesday, September 21, there will be a museum tech meetup at the Cambridge Brewing Company in Kendall Square. Organized by Ed Rodley, exhibit designer extraordinaire at the Boston Museum of Science, these have been held regularly for a few months now, and the reports are very good. Several Tufts students are […]

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Public History in 2036

Posted by Amanda Gustin on September 16, 2011 in conferences |

There’s a great conference out at UMass Amherst next weekend, September 23-24, taking a look at the future of the public history field. Nina Simon, author of The Participatory Museum and the blog Museum 2.0 will be doing a workshop on Saturday afternoon. Check out the program and registration information here. [PDF]

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NEMA Scholarship Deadlines Extended

Posted by Amanda Gustin on September 15, 2011 in conferences |

Heads up! The deadline to apply for scholarships for the 2011 NEMA Fall Conference has been extended to September 23. Learn more about the scholarships here, and more about the conference here.

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NEMA Fall Conference Poll

Posted by Amanda Gustin on September 14, 2011 in conferences |

Registration for the New England Museum Association fall conference is now open! Don’t forget to check out scholarships to help with your trip, and keep an eye on this blog – we’ll be coordinating some roommate situations for those of us who can’t swing the full cost. And now, a very scientific poll.

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Looking Forward: Preservation in New England in the Twenty-First Century

Posted by Amanda Gustin on September 7, 2011 in conferences |

Very interesting-looking symposium being hosted by Historic New England – let us know if you’re going to register, and we can figure out a carpooling arrangement! Looking Forward: Preservation in New England in the Twenty-First Century Saturday, October 1 Roger Williams University Bristol, Rhode Island Join a new generation of preservationists as they articulate a […]

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NEMA Fall Conference

Posted by Amanda Gustin on September 5, 2011 in conferences |

Heads up, everyone! The New England Museum Association’s fall conference will be held in Hartford, Connecticut from November 16-18. It promises to be a fascinating, fun time. The theme is “Museums in the Mirror: Reflecting Relevance in a Diverse Society.” For those of us who are poor grad students, NEMA offers scholarships – and the […]

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AASLH Professional Development Resources

Posted by Amanda Gustin on September 2, 2011 in professional development |

I’ve been recently informed about some really great professional development resources put together by the AASLH’s Professional Development committee that you’ll want to check out. Basic overview is here: Careers for History Professionals There’s a good (though short) bibliography, some good thoughtful information about public history education, and some questions to consider about your career […]

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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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Advice for Nonprofit Leaders

Posted by Amanda Gustin on August 22, 2011 in professional development |

The Chronicle of Philanthropy – which is a great source of information if you’re not already checking it out regularly – has a good blog post up with advice from nonprofit leaders about finance. Some good, solid stuff in there. Check it out.

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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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