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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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