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Looking Forward: Preservation in New England in the Twenty-First Century

Posted by Amanda Gustin on September 7, 2011 in conferences |

Very interesting-looking symposium being hosted by Historic New England – let us know if you’re going to register, and we can figure out a carpooling arrangement! Looking Forward: Preservation in New England in the Twenty-First Century Saturday, October 1 Roger Williams University Bristol, Rhode Island Join a new generation of preservationists as they articulate a […]

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State and National Parks in Trouble

Posted by Amanda Gustin on June 15, 2011 in forum not temple |

Last week, I posted a roundup of great On Point episodes about museums, and last week they had one to add to the list: National and State Parks at the Crossroads

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Nonprofits Losting Tax Exemption

Posted by Amanda Gustin on June 10, 2011 in forum not temple |

Quick post of an article that caught my eye from the recent newsletter from the Center for the Future of Museums: 275,000 Groups Lose Tax Exemptions After Failing to File Paperwork With IRS The CFM estimates that’s about 1,000 museums. Some of those museums, of course, haven’t existed for years. You can actually see the […]

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Happy (?) Museums Advocacy Day!

Posted by Amanda Gustin on February 28, 2011 in forum not temple |

If you haven’t been following the AAM’s Facebook feed – or any of their other communication methods – you might not know that today and tomorrow are designated as Museum Advocacy Days. The AAM, through its website Speak Up For Museums, is promoting a number of ways to get in touch with your local representatives […]

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Museums and Historic Preservation in FY 2012

Posted by Amanda Gustin on February 14, 2011 in forum not temple, museums in the news |

The National Trust for Historic Preservation is live-blogging their analysis of President Obama’s proposed budget for next year. They’ll be updating throughout the day as they discuss areas of the budget that relate to historic preservation and public funding for the arts. If you want to do your own research, there’s an interactive breakdown of […]

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Hancock Shaker Village Receives $1M Grant from Kresge Foundation

Posted by Amanda Gustin on January 15, 2011 in forum not temple, museums in the news |

The AAM Facebook feed just congratulated Hancock Shaker Village on receiving a $1 million grant from the Kresge Foundation. Read the original article. There are some really, really interesting things going on in there amidst all the business-speak. “[The grant] recognizes the living history museum’s work as a visionary organization pursuing transformational projects designed to […]

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TED: Ideas Worth Spreading

Posted by Amanda Gustin on December 13, 2010 in forum not temple, free resources |

Museums are in trouble. That’s not news to anyone in the field right now. We need big ideas to take us forward into this next century – we need to reimagine what we’re doing, and why, and how. Your guess is as good as mine as to where those ideas will come from. But that’s […]

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The Future of Museums

Posted by Amanda Gustin on November 24, 2010 in free resources |

Courtesy of the Boston Emerging Museum Professionals, here’s a link to futurist Gary Golden’s recent webinar with AAM: Gary Golden on the Future of Museums Lots to think about there. For a reaction/review blog post, check out Guzel DuChateau at the Emerging Museum Professionals blog, here. PS – Are you following the Boston Emerging Museum […]

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