Museum Studies at Tufts University

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Farewell, and an Introduction to Our New Editor

Last weekend, Tufts held commencement ceremonies for a variety of museum studies programs. Students graduated with the Art History Department, the History Department, the Education Department, and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts. We were two of those graduates: Jess with the Art History department and Colleen with the Education department. As previous graduates know, it’s a bittersweet feeling. Being a student is a unique time that expands your knowledge and your skills. Hopefully we, along with all those who have graduated, are able to harness the curiosity that brought us to Tufts in the first place and channel it to create new and exciting endeavors in museums.

Colleen will be continuing on at her job with the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, teaching school programs and creating new children and family programming.

Jess will be continuing her jobs with the Harvard Botany Libraries and the Chinese Historical Society of New England (CHSNE).

We are excited to take our experiences here at the blog and at Tufts into our future ventures. We have enjoyed editing the blog this past year. Hearing your thoughts and ideas through comments and guest posts has been truly rewarding. However, with our graduation comes our departure from the editor-ship.

We are pleased to announce that your new blog editor will be Christina Errico. Christina is entering her second year in the Museum Education program. She has written several posts for the blog already – you can check them out here. While we will be sad to leave the blog, we know it will be in wonderful hands with Christina.


Weekly Jobs Roundup

Here’s our weekly roundup of new jobs. As always, they go up immediately on their own page. Happy hunting!


Call for What We’re Reading Submissions

We know how difficult it can be to keep up with current museum literature during your busy everyday life, particularly if you no longer have a syllabus to guide you. Our goal is to provide our readership with up-to-date information about a wide variety of topics that people actually find useful.

Each week, we put out a call to you for suggestions of items worth reading, such as:

  • news articles
  • blog posts
  • graphics
  • journal articles

If you come across something relevant, please submit it to us (along with a few short sentences about why you think it is particularly helpful) at We will post your suggestions as they come in, as well as adding them to our permanent What We’re Reading page.

So, please keep your eyes peeled and keep us in mind when you find something interesting!

Just as a reminder, the What We’re Reading page also compiles some helpful blogs that are worth checking regularly.

Weekly Jobs Roundup

Here’s our weekly roundup of new jobs. As always, they go up immediately on their own page. Happy hunting!

Constructed Landscapes: Photographing America in the Twentieth Century

Seven months after Tufts’ Exhibition Design class made me realize that a 7-foot panel was not enough space in the gallery for me, I’m very happy to announce the opening of my exhibition: Constructed Landscapes: Photographing America in the Twentieth Century!

Constructed Landscapes is in the Slater Concourse Gallery (composed of two 40-foot facing walls in Tufts’ Aidekman Arts Center on Talbot Ave in Medford). This gallery is open to temporary exhibitions curated by campus groups, faculty, staff, and students through an application process. As such, there have been some incredibly diverse materials exhibited throughout this semester! My show displays American photography, with a focus on the urban or semi-urban landscape. All of the photographs are from the Tufts University Permanent Collection.

I will be writing a series of posts to describe the general process of applying for a Slater exhibition, how my particular show worked out, and what I learned from the process. I look forward to your feedback on the exhibition and the blog posts!

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