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CALL FOR ARTICLE IDEAS: Familiar Challenges/New Ideas

Journal of Museum Education

CALL FOR ARTICLE IDEAS: Familiar Challenges/New Ideas

Have you and your colleagues experimented with something new—a program, a process, a collaboration, etc.—to solve a common problem that other museum educators face? The December 2017 issue of the Journal of Museum Education will feature case studies that present new solutions to problems common to the field. Tell us about your endeavors!

Learn more about submitting an idea at or contact guest editor Elisabeth Nevins at with questions.

The deadline to submit your idea is Friday, March 31, 2017.

Upcoming Museum Studies Virtual Information Session

Are you interested in learning more about the Tufts University Museum Studies Program? Are you an alumni that knows someone who might be interested in learning more about the program? On Monday, February 27, 2017 at 12:30 pm EST, Program Director Cynthia Robinson will be hosting a virtual info session on the Museum Studies graduate programs. During the session, Cynthia will discuss the program’s scope, philosophy, and application process, and will answer questions. Click here to register for the session!

Professional Development Opportunities

Professional development is an opportunity to network, hone your skills, and better yourself as a museum professional. Here is a collection of professional development opportunities offered by various professional associations that you may find of interest, in alphabetical order:

This is by no means a complete collection of professional development opportunities. If you become aware of any upcoming events that may be of interest to museum professionals, please email us at so that we can share it!

Call for Applications: Dewey Lee Curtis Scholarships to Decorative Arts Trust Spring Symposium, April 20-23

The Decorative Arts Trust is accepting applications for Dewey Lee Curtis scholarship recipients for its upcoming Spring Symposium, Savannah: Low Country Sophistication, to be held April 20-23, 2017.

Named in memory of Dewey Lee Curtis, a decorative arts historian and founding member of The Decorative Arts Trust, these scholarships cover the full cost of registration for the symposium, lodging, and a small travel stipend. Graduate students in fields relating to the decorative arts are welcome to apply no later than March 1, 2017. Applications can be downloaded from the Trust’s website. They can be mailed to The Decorative Arts Trust, 20 South Olive Street, Suite 304, Media, PA 19063, or e-mailed in PDF format Please contact Trust membership coordinator Christian Roden with any questions or at 610-627-4970.

Founded in 1977, the Decorative Arts Trust is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion and fostering of the appreciation for and study of the decorative arts through programming, collaborations and partnerships with museums and preservation organizations, and the underwriting of internships, scholarships, and research grants for graduate students and young professionals.

Lunch with NEMA: Write to Publish

On Wednesday, September 28 from 12-1 pm, our very own Cynthia Robinson will be conducting a webinar with NEMA titled Write to Publish:

“Writing a blog entry or composing an article for a newsletter or journal are mental operations that yield insights and wisdom; self-development requiring reflection, analysis and synthesis. It is also an exercise in communicating with others, and forces you to consider what your readers know and care about.

Learn about voice, structural components, and formats. We’ll discuss developing ideas, determining the right venue for your work, following appropriate guidelines, and promoting your work.”

So pack your lunch and bring your questions! To register, click here.

*If you are attending this webinar and are interested in writing a blog post in response, please email us at We would appreciate your input!*

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