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Associate Education Director [Museum Institute for Teaching Science]

Posted by Tegan Kehoe on November 27, 2014 in job announcements, Uncategorized |

MITS is a not-for profit corporation whose mission is to promote the teaching of participatory, inquiry-based science, mathematics and technology/engineering education at the K-12 levels in partnership with museums and other non-profits. MITS provides Professional Development programs and resources for K-12 formal and informal educators. The Associate Education Director works closely with the Education Director […]

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The JFK Presidential Library and Museum’s Exhibit, “To the Brink: JFK and the Cuban Missile Crisis” Lends A Voice To The Past

Posted by Brooke Traylor on November 19, 2014 in exhibit reviews, Uncategorized |

The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, located along the waterfront just south of Boston, serves as the nation’s official memorial to John F. Kennedy. The institution boasts an incredible research collection consisting of over 8.4 million pages of paper, approximately 400,000 photographs, thousands of audio recordings, and 8 million feet of film. The […]

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The Massachusetts Historical Society’s Current Exhibition, “Letters and Photographs from the Battle Country,” Explores the Experience of Massachusetts Women in World War I

Posted by Brooke Traylor on October 27, 2014 in Uncategorized |

The Massachusetts Historical Society’s latest exhibit, “Letters and Photographs from the Battle Country: Massachusetts Women in the First World War,” tells of the Great War from a lesser-known perspective: that of American women. Featuring photographs, letters, diaries, and memorabilia, this exhibit captures the experiences of Margaret Hall and Eleanor “Nora” Saltonstall, two women from Massachusetts […]

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Behind the velvet rope: Revealing process with museum tours and programs — guest post by instructor Ken Turino

Posted by Tegan Kehoe on September 14, 2014 in Uncategorized |

Tufts Instructor Ken Turino passed along this article he published last month on Public History Commons. Public History Commons Editor’s Note: In “What I’ve Learned Along the Way: A Public Historian’s Intellectual Odyssey,” outgoing NCPH President Bob Weyeneth issued a call to action to public historians to include the public more fully in our work by “pulling […]

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The deadline for NEMA scholarships is September 19!

Posted by Tegan Kehoe on September 14, 2014 in Uncategorized |

Don’t delay – the deadline for scholarships is fast approaching! NEMA is pleased to offer several scholarship and fellowship opportunities to make the annual conference more financially accessible. Scholarship awards support travel, lodging, and three-day registration for individual members of NEMA and employees of NEMA institutional members. The deadline for all scholarship programs is September […]

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DATE CHANGE: Young professionals event at Old North Church October 1

Posted by Tegan Kehoe on September 10, 2014 in Uncategorized |

Erin Wederbrook Yuskaitis passed this along. Thanks, Erin! The NEW DATE of this event is October 1. Do you live in Boston but have never visited the Old North Church on the Freedom Trail? Do you want to learn more about this nationally significant historic building in Boston’s favorite neighborhood? Perhaps you actually live in […]

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Weekly Jobs Round-Up!

Posted by Tegan Kehoe on August 10, 2014 in jobs listings, Uncategorized |

Here’s our weekly roundup of new jobs. As always, they go up immediately on their own page. Happy hunting! Visitor Services Assistant Manager [Old South Meeting House] Senior Manager, Adult and Access Programs [Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation]  Image Archive Coordinator [Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation]Posted  Director of Visitor Services [MoMA PS1]  Manager, Individual Development [Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum]  […]

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Help out a NEMA session by taking this survey

Posted by Tegan Kehoe on July 22, 2014 in Uncategorized |

Do you have a few minutes to spare to help with the data behind a NEMA 2014 conference panel? Tufts Alum Amanda Gustin is chairing a panel titled “The Graduate School Conundrum.” The panel will open with analysis of trends in museum graduate education, and in order to do that analysis we need your help! […]

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Weekly Jobs Round-up!

Posted by Tegan Kehoe on June 8, 2014 in jobs listings, Uncategorized |

Here’s our weekly roundup of new jobs. As always, they go up immediately on their own page. Happy hunting! Collection Maintenance Technician [Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum] Museum Trainee [Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery] Manager of Tours and Visitor Learning Programs [California Automobile Museum] Education Coordinators [Please Touch Museum]

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Tonight — Snapshots Opening Reception!

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on May 6, 2014 in Uncategorized |

Don’t forget that tonight is the opening reception for the Museum Studies curated exhibition Snapshots: 15 Takes on an Exhibition.  You’ve been reading their blog entries about their progress, now see for yourself what they’ve put together. Join them tonight from 5:30-8 at the Tufts University Art Gallery, 40 Talbot Ave, Medford MA 02155. Congratulations, students! […]

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The Importance of Collections Access on the Web

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on April 23, 2014 in Uncategorized |

by guest columnist Elyse Werling Students in this year’s Exhibition Planning class were given a challenge: choose an image that inspires you from the photographs in Historic New England’s exhibition, “The Camera’s Coast,” and use it as a jumping-off point for a full-blown exhibition plan. Snapshots: 15 Takes on an Exhibition is to take place at […]

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Snapshots: 15 Takes on an Exhibition: “Bull” Halsey

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on April 22, 2014 in Uncategorized |

by guest columnist Brian Miskell Students in this year’s Exhibition Planning class were given a challenge: choose an image that inspires you from the photographs in Historic New England’s exhibition, “The Camera’s Coast,” and use it as a jumping-off point for a full-blown exhibition plan. Snapshots: 15 Takes on an Exhibition is to take place at […]

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My Journey on the Piscataqua

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on April 19, 2014 in Uncategorized |

by guest columnist Amanda Breen Students in this year’s Exhibition Planning class were given a challenge: choose an image that inspires you from the photographs in Historic New England’s exhibition, “The Camera’s Coast,” and use it as a jumping-off point for a full-blown exhibition plan. Snapshots: 15 Takes on an Exhibition is to take place […]

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Snapshots: 15 Takes on an Exhibition

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on April 8, 2014 in Uncategorized |

by guest columnist Barbara Palmer Students in this year’s Exhibition Planning class were given a challenge: choose an image that inspires you from the photographs in Historic New England’s exhibition, “The Camera’s Coast,” and use it as a jumping-off point for a full-blown exhibition plan. Snapshots: 15 Takes on an Exhibition is to take place […]

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Snapshots: 15 Takes on an Exhibition

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on April 7, 2014 in Uncategorized |

by guest columnist Sarah McDonough Students in this year’s Exhibition Planning class were given a challenge: choose an image that inspires you from the photographs in Historic New England’s exhibition, “The Camera’s Coast,” and use it as a jumping-off point for a full-blown exhibition plan. Snapshots: 15 Takes on an Exhibition is to take place […]

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Snapshots: 15 Takes on an Exhibition

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on April 1, 2014 in Uncategorized |

by guest columnist Catherine Shortliffe Students in this year’s Exhibition Planning class were given a challenge: choose an image that inspires you from the photographs in Historic New England’s exhibition, “The Camera’s Coast,” and use it as a jumping-off point for a full-blown exhibition plan. Snapshots: 15 Takes on an Exhibition is to take place […]

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It’s All About Image

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on March 25, 2014 in Uncategorized |

by guest blogger Emma Mällinen Students in this year’s Exhibition Planning class were given a challenge: choose an image that inspires you from the photographs in Historic New England’s exhibition, “The Camera’s Coast,” and use it as a jumping-off point for a full-blown exhibition plan. Snapshots: 15 Takes on an Exhibition is to take place at the […]

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Snapshots of my Search History

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on March 22, 2014 in Uncategorized |

by columnist Tegan Kehoe Students in this year’s Exhibition Planning class were given a challenge: choose an image that inspires you from the photographs in Historic New England’s exhibition, “The Camera’s Coast,” and use it as a jumping-off point for a full-blown exhibition plan. In May, the Tufts University Art Gallery will host an exhibition […]

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MIT’s List Art Center needs your help this Vacation Week!

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on February 18, 2014 in Uncategorized |

Here’s the call from Campus & Community Outreach Coordinator Courtney Klemens for volunteers to help with the List Art Center’s School Vacation Week programs. Their biggest need is Wednesday morning, but the full schedule of activities is below. If you’d like to volunteer, contact Courtney at cklemens@mit.edu.  Family Week at the List Tuesday, February 18 through […]

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Why blogging matters…

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on February 3, 2014 in Uncategorized |

by editor Phillippa Pitts This year I kicked off a new project instead of pretending to have a New Year’s Resolution. Starting 2014 was like stepping onto a roller coaster anyway: finishing up at Tufts this spring and off to who knows where in a few short months! So, like so many of us, I […]

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Museums in the News

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on January 24, 2014 in museums in the news, Uncategorized |

Happy start to the second semester, all! This week’s featured story is an amazing new online resource for curators (and educators, and lay-folk) interested in both art and history. The V&A Museum will publish its Nazi index of Degenerate Art as a free online resource. The V&A has the only copy of this list of […]

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Weekly Jobs Round-Up

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on December 29, 2013 in Uncategorized |

Happy Holidays, all! And, to start off the year right, here’s your weekly dose of open jobs. Also, as always, they go up immediately on their own page. Happy hunting! Fellow [Preservation Society of Newport] Paid Intern [Metropolitan Museum] Paid Intern – Summer 2014 [Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum] Digital Resources Archivist – Digital Collections and Archives […]

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Perspectives on NEMA 2013

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on November 21, 2013 in Uncategorized |

by columnist Tegan Kehoe One thing I love about NEMA is the mix of perspectives you get hearing many voices and attending multiple sessions. In a session on partnerships to meet community needs, and another on shared authority in partnerships, I learned as much from questions and discussion in the room as from the presenters. […]

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Weekly Jobs Round-Up

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on November 11, 2013 in Uncategorized |

Here’s our weekly roundup of new jobs. As always, they go up immediately on their own page. Happy hunting! Cataloguer, Drawings and Prints [The Museum of Modern Art] Curator & Arts Coordinator [Brandeis] Assistant Curator of Education [Norton Museum of Art] Membership and Development Associate [Concord Museums] Director of Development [Danforth Art] Gallery Director [Wayne State University] […]

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Museum Review: The Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on October 2, 2013 in Science in Museums, Uncategorized |

by columnist Kacie Rice One of my favorite things to do is when I travel is to see new museums, and I and a friend recently had a chance to visit Toronto’s Royal Ontario Museum (ROM), one of North America’s major natural history and anthropology museums. Founded in 1912, the museum serves over one million visitors a […]

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Museums in the News

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on September 22, 2013 in Uncategorized |

In this week’s featured article, the Association of Art Museum Curators has moved it’s May conference to Detroit in a show of support for the DIA. Since they city’s bankruptcy, the DIA’s iconic collection has been under threat. If you haven’t seen the DIA, you don’t know what they’re threatening. Floor-to-ceiling murals, of Detroit Industry, […]

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Food for Thought

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on July 29, 2013 in Uncategorized |

Have you checked out AAM’s excellence in label-writing award winners? View all the winning entries here!

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Science in Museums: Why Tweet?: Effective Web Marketing for Museums

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on June 5, 2013 in Science in Museums, Uncategorized |

by columnist Kacie Rice Having finally started a professional Twitter account in the last few weeks (shameless plug: follow me @kacie_rice!), I’ve become more conscious of the informal advertising that museums do through new media.  While museums still use traditional media such as newspapers and billboards to advertise, they, like most other companies and institutions, […]

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Short term opportunity at the American Textile History Museum!

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on May 25, 2013 in Uncategorized |

A fantastic opportunity to work with antique textiles has just come in. They’re looking for 2-3 individuals to photograph the American Textile History Museum’s archives in pursuit of a multi-museum, open-access, searchable database of antique and vintage textiles! Here’s the description:   Position:  Image capture assistant for the Virtual Textile Project Location:  American Textile History […]

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Weekly Jobs Round-up!

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on May 10, 2013 in jobs listings, Uncategorized |

Welcome to our weekly roundup of new jobs. As always, they go up immediately on their own page. Happy hunting! Education Curator [Aspen Art Museum] *About the Aspen Art Museum * The Aspen Art Museum is an accredited, globally preeminent, noncollecting institution that organizes and presents the newest, most important evolutions in international contemporary art through a […]

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Museums in the News

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on May 5, 2013 in Uncategorized |

Here’s our weekly round-up of our favorite things that were said about museums this week: the good, the bad, and the really quite strange! My pick of this week is this Sun Times piece about what we’re losing in the Field Museum’s budget cuts and how much more there is to natural history museum than […]

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Weekly Jobs Round-Up!

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on April 5, 2013 in jobs listings, Uncategorized |

Welcome to our weekly roundup of new jobs. As always, they go up immediately on their own page. Happy hunting! Also for those just browsing while in school, there’s a one-day job opportunity doing program evaluation: Temporary Contract Position [Randi Korn & Associates / Cambridge Science Festival] Randi Korn & Associates, Inc., a museum consulting firm, is […]

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Dispatches from the Mid-Atlantic: Vacuuming Vatican Visitors

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on March 18, 2013 in Uncategorized |

by columnist Madeline Karp If you’ve been following the news these days, then you probably know that there is a new pope in town. It’s a big deal, but I confess, I feel kind of left out when it comes to most things Papal. As an American Jewish girl with a penchant for Zen mediation, […]

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Museums in the News

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on March 10, 2013 in Uncategorized |

Here’s our weekly round-up of our favorite things that were said about museums this week: the good, the bad, and the really quite strange! But first, a sad piece of local news. The Higgins Armory Museum will close in December of this year. Their amazing staff, inventive programs, and fantastic collection have definitely captured the […]

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Museums in the News

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on February 24, 2013 in museums in the news, Uncategorized |

Here’s our weekly round-up of our favorite things that were said about museums this week: the good, the bad, and the really quite strange! Editorial: Museum exhibit settles the question of Picasso Storyland ties fun with early literacy skills at Portland Children’s Museum Geology museum valuable to community Yemen’s Saleh opens museum – about himself […]

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Book Review: False Impressions: The Hunt for Big Time Art Fakes

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on February 18, 2013 in book reviews, Uncategorized |

reposted from editor emeritus Amanda Kay Gustin. False Impressions: The Hunt for Big Time Art Fakes Thomas Hoving This book is fairly typical of all Hoving’s popular works, which is to say it’s uncomfortably gossipy, breathtakingly arrogant, and compulsively readable. The overall narrative of the book is split into two parts, and for me it […]

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Get your art fix! (events in next two weeks)

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on January 19, 2013 in Uncategorized |

Although we definitely don’t only focus on art museums on this blog… what can I say, the next few weeks are particularly great opportunities to see five amazing and very different shows! From hats to thousands of silicon-casts of fingers forming a prayer rug (not joking!), it’s a good week to be in the Boston […]

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Weekly Jobs Round-up!

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on November 17, 2012 in Uncategorized |

Welcome to our weekly roundup of new jobs. As always, they go up immediately on their own page. Happy hunting! PS: Lots of fellowships, tis the season! Advancement Associate [The Virginia Museum of Natural History] (Role Title: PR & Marketing Specialist I) Position #:  W0023 Salary Range:  Pay Band 2 Minimum Starting Pay:  $12/hr Location:  Martinsville, Virginia […]

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Call for Papers: November 30 deadline!

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on November 17, 2012 in Uncategorized |

Interested in Americana and material culture? BU is putting out a call for papers for their March conference, “Beyond Production and Consumption.” They say: We invite submissions that engage material culture from a broad range of disciplinary perspectives and that examine processes of appropriation, transformation, reclamation, or reinvention related to American material culture. The conference […]

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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 […]

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Museums in the News

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on October 8, 2012 in museums in the news, Uncategorized |

Not “news,” but don’t miss a TED talk with the director of the Met! Here’s our weekly round-up of our favorite things that were said about museums this week: the good, the bad, and the really quite strange! A vistor to the Tate Modern tags a Rothko painting on display: Police hunt for Mark Rothko vandal […]

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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 […]

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Weekly Jobs Roundup

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on September 28, 2012 in jobs listings, Uncategorized |

Welcome to our weekly roundup of new jobs. As always, they go up immediately on their own page. Happy hunting! Manager, History Interpretation [Mount Vernon Estate, Museum & Gardens]Introduction: The Interpretation & Events Division provides meaningful learning opportunities for Mount Vernon’s one million annual visitors. Through a diverse portfolio of interpretive experiences, engaging public programs, and […]

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Museums in the News

Posted by Amanda Gustin on June 10, 2012 in Uncategorized |

Welcome to our weekly roundup of news articles about museums! Stonewall National Museum & Archives Stores America’s LGBT History Is this New York’s Smallest Museum? Museum Ponders Sale of Landmark Building  Celebrity of sorts in town for Edmonds museum assessment program Beatles Museum in Hamburg is Kaput 10 great places for museum mysteries Waukegan needs […]

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Museums in the News

Posted by Amanda Gustin on April 8, 2012 in museums in the news, Uncategorized |

Welcome to our weekly roundup of museum news articles! My favorite article of the week has to be this one: The Marlins’ New Stadium Has a Bobblehead Museum. I’ve been to some surprisingly good museums at sports stadiums (check out Turner Field if you’re ever in Atlanta) but never one quite like that. LACMA, Getty […]

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Here and There: Interesting Women in Boston’s History

Posted by Sarah Margerum on March 13, 2012 in events, Uncategorized |

Here: First, visit Historic New England’s Otis House on March 18 to learn about the Williams sisters who ran a boarding house on the site in the later half of the 1800s. There: Next, visit the Paul Revere House on April 22 to learn about Rachel Revere’s struggles during the Revolutionary War. Visit Historic New […]

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Museums in the News

Posted by Amanda Gustin on February 26, 2012 in Uncategorized |

Welcome to our weekly roundup of news articles about museums. Students Create Wax Museum For President’s Day Museum may lose Holocaust artifacts Museum of Fine Arts, Boston to launch its first online catalogue, Paintings of the Americas A museum for American ingenuity? Albania opens new museum wing on abuses during its former communist regime Berkeley’s Artwork […]

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Here and There: Never Too Old For February Vacation

Posted by Sarah Margerum on February 13, 2012 in Uncategorized |

Before I moved to Massachusetts, I had never heard of February vacation week. Do you feel as cheated as I do? Make up for lost time by joining in on one of these events on February 22. Here: First, get yourself to the MIT Museum from 10-noon for the straw rocket challenge presented by the […]

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Weekly Job Listing

Posted by Amanda Gustin on February 11, 2012 in jobs listings, Uncategorized |

Welcome to our weekly job listing! As always, job announcements go up immediately on their own page, so keep an eye there to be on top of things. I’m going to take some editorial privilege this week and give an extra shout out to two wonderful paid internships at Old Sturbridge Village, an institution near […]

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AASLH Spring Workshops

Posted by Amanda Gustin on January 20, 2012 in Uncategorized |

AASLH does workshops all over the country, and we’re lucky enough to have a terrific one right in our backyard this spring, and the other a short train ride away. (They also have a great emerging professional scholarship program that you could use to attend one of these workshops. The catch is that the deadline […]

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