Guest blog: The Role of Arts Organizations in Civil Society

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on October 26, 2012 in conferences, food for thought |

This weekend, the Tufts Museum Studies blog will be joining the Salzburg Global Forum for Young Cultural Leaders in a global discussion. This 5-day conference brings together 50 young leaders from across the arts (dance, theater, and museum) to meet with experts. Three of the questions on the table have been sent out for bloggers in the […]


Free Conference on Museum Education and Community Partnerships

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on October 17, 2012 in conferences, professional development |

Don’t miss this great workshop from the Greater Boston Museum Educators’ Roundtable. Their events are now free and open to all, so find them on Facebook and keep an eye out. Attached is a flyer about their first workshop on Monday December 10th at 9:30 at the Charlestown Boys and Girls Club to discuss “Building Community […]


Get published! “Collecting the Contemporary” Call for papers

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on October 13, 2012 in professional development, Uncategorized |

COLLECTING THE CONTEMPORARY    Edited by Owain Rhys and Zelda Baveystock We invite international submissions to be included in this forthcoming book, to be published by MuseumsEtc in 2013. The book will be edited by Owain Rhys, Curator of Contemporary Life at St Fagans: National History Museum, Wales and Zelda Baveystock, Teaching Associate at Newcastle […]


Conferences you should know about!

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on October 6, 2012 in conferences, Uncategorized |

Everyone’s talking aNEMA NEMA NEMA in the run up  to their conference this November, (and for good reason, it’s a great opportunity to meet and chat with the people who are coming up with ideas and moving the cogs in our regional museum community.) But it’s hardly the only conferences! I grabbed just three of […]


Boston National EMP Workshop

Posted by Amanda Gustin on October 1, 2012 in boston emps |

From the Boston EMPs. If you’re not on their mailing list, shoot an email to the address below. On October 15th we will be hosting another National EMP workshop.  The workshop will be based on curriculum developed by AAM and presented by Dan Yaeger, the Executive Director of NEMA (New England Museum Association).  Dan will […]


“Critical Conversations: The State of History in the National Park Service”

Posted by Amanda Gustin on September 26, 2012 in interpretation, workshops |

Great event, free to the public. Check it out, and if you go, write us a recap for the blog! The report they’re talking about can be found here. “Critical Conversations: The State of History in the National Park Service” In 2012, the Organization of American Historians released a report critically examining the state of […]



Informal Dinner Discussion at NEMA

Posted by Amanda Gustin on September 21, 2012 in conferences |

Shameless plug time! If you’re headed to NEMA, and you’re a Young or Emerging Professional, I have a suggestion for you. On Thursday night, if you don’t feel moved to purchase a ticket to go to a museum event (and they can be pricey, especially on a student budget!) come hang out at the Bluebird […]

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AASLH Call for Proposals

Posted by Amanda Gustin on September 17, 2012 in conferences |

The American Association for State and Local History has issued a call for proposals for its 2013 Annual Meeting in Birmingham, Alabama, and they’ve got a really terrific theme. Here’s what they have to say: Birmingham is a city which has reoriented its history, inspiring international human rights movements. It is the perfect place to […]

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Free Student Memberships to the Association of Academic Museums and Galleries

Posted by Amanda Gustin on September 7, 2012 in free resources, know your professional organizations |

This is a GREAT offer, and one that all current Tufts students should sign up for immediately. I’m pulling this verbatim from the American Association of Museums LinkedIn page: To kick off this academic year, the Association of Academic Museums and Galleries is offering FREE ONE YEAR STUDENT MEMBERSHIPS if you sign-up between now and […]



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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