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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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