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Announcing a new museum studies website!

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on February 13, 2014 in tufts program news |

Congratulations to the department and staff for all their hard work on the new Museum Studies department website! Check it out at museumstudies.tufts.edu    

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Exhibit opening next Monday!

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on May 4, 2013 in events, tufts events |

Don’t forget: The Wonder Smith: Children’s Book Illustrations of Boris Artzybasheff opens with a public reception from 5:30 to 8 p.m. next Monday, May 6. This exhibition includes over 40 black and white works from the Boston Public Library’s John D. Merriam Collection. Through them, visitors can explore the artist’s creative and technical genius. Many are accompanied […]

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Save the Date for the “The Wonder Smith”

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on April 11, 2013 in events, tufts events |

Explore the children’s book illustrations of Boris Artzybasheff as curated by students from the Tufts University Museum Studies Program. On view from May 6-19, 2013, this is the first solo exhibition of Artzbasheff’s folk-inspired and whimsical illustrations. The exhibition showcases over 40 black-and-white works—many accompanied by excerpts from the fanciful stories they depict—that convey the creative […]

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Opportunity! TED meets Tufts

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on February 9, 2013 in tufts events, tufts program news |

Did you know that the Tufts Idea Exchange (TEX) team sets up TEX every spring here at Tufts?  If you’re interested, check out the message below and contact their team. This could be a great opportunity for us to share what we do with the broader Tufts community! TEX is a TED-style forum for ideas where […]

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Free Environmental/Art Program on Wednesday 11/7!

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on November 2, 2012 in tufts events, tufts program news |

Join the Tufts Art Gallery this Wednesday, November 7, from 6-8 p.m. for performances, refreshments and new insights on the environment. (Not to mention, another opportunity to visit Lucy and Jorge Orta’s stunning installation of urban gleaning machines and Antarctic settlement objects. Also, Museum Studies student Sarah Cohen gets her own special shout-out as she […]

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Change in the Guard at the Tufts Museum Studies Blog

Posted by Amanda Gustin on September 24, 2012 in tufts program news |

After a little over two years, and 734 posts, I’m stepping down as the editor of the Tufts Museum Studies Blog. I graduated with my MA in History and Museum Studies in May 2012, and have been working on a succession plan since then. I’m happy to say that the blog will be in very […]

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Tufts Alumni Event: Fruitlands Museum Tour

Posted by Amanda Gustin on September 12, 2012 in tufts events |

The Tufts Alumni organization is sponsoring a daylong tour of the Fruitlands Museum in Harvard, MA, complete with a luncheon buffet at the Old Mill Restaurant. For the very affordable price of $39, you can meet at Dowling Hall, take a bus to Harvard, tour the museum, and get a great lunch. For more details […]

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GradHacker

Posted by Amanda Gustin on September 10, 2012 in tufts program news |

Just stumbled across what could be a very interesting and useful blog for all of you starting at Tufts this fall: GradHacker. Actual grad students offer tips to manage workload, burnout, grad school culture, and other topics that will be pertinent to your interests. Check it out!

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Opening Reception at the Tufts Art Gallery

Posted by Amanda Gustin on April 27, 2012 in tufts events |

Elements of Expression:   The Art and Design of Elwyn George Gowen May 3 – 20, 2012  Opening Reception May 3, 5:30-8pm Elements of Expression is curated by Tufts University students from the Museum Studies graduate program and presents the breadth of Gowen’s career, featuring color theory practices, design work, handicrafts, and landscape paintings. Gowen began his […]

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Opening Reception of Elements of Expression: The Art and Design of Elwyn George Gowen

Posted by Amanda Gustin on April 11, 2012 in exhibition design, tufts events |

Save the date! This years Exhibition Design class has been hard at work on a brand new exhibit at the Tufts Art Gallery, and they’re holding the reception on Thursday, May 3 from 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. Here’s their announcement: Save the Date: Opening Reception of Elements of Expression: The Art and Design of Elwyn […]

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Event @ Tufts Art Gallery

Posted by Amanda Gustin on March 8, 2012 in tufts events |

It’s right at Tufts – no excuse for not checking this great event out! On Sunday, March 11, at 3pm, the Tufts Art Gallery is organizing a walkthrough of Nancy Holt: Sightlines with Contemporary Art Historian and Museum Director Chris McAuliffe. The one-hour tour will be followed by a small reception in the Remis Sculpture Court.

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Tufts Museum Studies Open House

Posted by Amanda Gustin on March 5, 2012 in tufts events, tufts program news |

If you are interested in the Tufts Museum Studies graduate program, make sure to attend the open house coming up this Wednesday, March 7 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. It promises to be a fun, informative talk, and I’m not just saying that because I’m one of the presenters. Come visit even if you’ve already […]

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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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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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Behind-the-scenes Tour of NEDCC?

Posted by Amanda Gustin on December 21, 2011 in tufts events |

There is a possibility of a Tufts tour of the Northeast Document Conservation Center, learning about all the behind-the-scenes work these fabulous people do. Would you be interested? Please take a moment to answer this poll and help us plan.

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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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Tufts Internship Orientation Meeting

Posted by Amanda Gustin on October 11, 2011 in tufts internships, tufts program news |

Tomorrow night, and don’t miss it if you want to get started on your internship and complete your Tufts degree! Details below. Museum Studies Internship Orientation Session Wednesday, October 12, 5:15 – 6:15 p.m. Tisch Library, Room 304 All students who plan to start internships in the spring or who want a jumpstart on summer internships must […]

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Awesome Tufts Internships

Posted by Amanda Gustin on July 27, 2011 in tufts internships |

Shannon Foley is finishing up her Museum Studies certificate with this terrific internship way out on the left coast: My internship at the San Diego History Center starts next week. A large bulk of my internship will consist of me helping the museum create accessible tours and programs for disabled visitors. I will also be […]

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Awesome Tufts Internships

Posted by Amanda Gustin on July 20, 2011 in tufts internships |

Kristin Powers is finishing up her Museum Studies certificate with this fantastic internship: Kristin Powers is the Public Relations/Marketing and Exhibits intern at the Cambridge Historical Society. A graphic designer by trade, Kristin is working with the staff of CHS, housed in the Hooper-Lee-Nichols House, a 17th and 18th century Tory mansion, to get the […]

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Awesome Tufts Internships

Posted by Amanda Gustin on July 13, 2011 in tufts internships |

After an inexcusably long hiatus, we’re back with more Awesome Tufts Internships ™. Today we hear from Alexandra van den Berg, who is going into her second year in the History and Museum Studies MA degree. She wrote to us back in June, so she’s already moved on to the second portion of her internship […]

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Online Learning Reviews: The Brooklyn Children’s Museum

Posted by Victoria Myers on June 15, 2011 in tufts program news |

As mentioned, we’re doing occasional reviews of museum online learning opportunities written for the Spring 2012 class “Museums and Online Learning.” This author has preferred to remain anonymous. Brooklyn Children’s Museum’s Collections Central:  Useful, But Not Much Fun Isn’t it the mission of a children’s museum to make learning fun? If I were a teacher […]

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Online Learning Reviews: Seattle Art Museum

Posted by Senem Bas on June 8, 2011 in tufts program news |

As mentioned, we’re doing occasional reviews of museum online learning opportunities written for the Spring 2012 class “Museums and Online Learning.” Seattle Art Museum Whenever I heard about the Seattle Art Museum (SAM), the first thing comes into my mind is the city of Seattle. I like Seattle! Although I have never visited it, by […]

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Online Learning Reviews: The Isabella Stewart Gardner Collection

Posted by Amanda Gustin on June 1, 2011 in tufts program news |

As mentioned, we’re doing occasional reviews of museum online learning opportunities written for the Spring 2012 class “Museums and Online Learning.” This author has preferred to remain anonymous. The Isabella Stewart Gardner Collection The Isabella Stewart Gardner collection is an amazing array of paintings, furniture, and sculpture, left just the way the late Isabella Gardner […]

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Awesome Tufts Internships: MIT List Visual Arts Center

Posted by Amanda Gustin on May 31, 2011 in tufts internships |

Another great entry in our new series – look for lots more of these as we explore where everyone’s headed off to this summer! Andrea Rosen is doing a summer internship at the MIT List Visual Arts Center. She found the internship on the Center’s website. They offer four summer internships, and assign each intern […]

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New Series: Online Learning Reviews: Wellesley College Davis Museum

Posted by Hannah Heller on May 25, 2011 in tufts program news |

It’s a week for new occasional series! This spring, students in the Museums and Online Learning class, taught by Cynthia Robinson, wrote short reviews of various online learning opportunities. We are lucky enough to be publishing them here on the TMSB. They’ll appear over the next few weeks, so keep an eye out. Posts will […]

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New Series: Awesome Tufts Internships

Posted by Amanda Gustin on May 24, 2011 in tufts internships |

We’re starting a new occasional series here at the TMSB (yes, that’s what I’m calling it now). We’ll be sharing some of the great internships that Tufts students are heading off to this summer, and over the following year. First up is Rebecca Barber, who’s finishing her Museum Studies certificate this summer and fall with […]

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