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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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