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Informal Dinner Discussion at NEMA

Posted by Amanda Gustin on September 21, 2012 in conferences |

Shameless plug time! If you’re headed to NEMA, and you’re a Young or Emerging Professional, I have a suggestion for you. On Thursday night, if you don’t feel moved to purchase a ticket to go to a museum event (and they can be pricey, especially on a student budget!) come hang out at the Bluebird […]

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YEP Book Club & Networking

Posted by Amanda Gustin on May 21, 2012 in book clubs, meetups |

Heads up – the NEMA Young and Emerging Professionals and the Greater Boston Museum Educators Roundtable are teaming up to present a great night of discussion and networking at the DeCordova Sculpture Park & Museum. Greater Boston Museum Educators’ Roundtable and the New England Museum Association Young and Emerging Museum Professionals bring you a discussion […]

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Upcoming NEMA Workshops

Posted by Amanda Gustin on May 16, 2012 in workshops |

Just in case you aren’t on the NEMA mailing list, here’s a review of upcoming workshops by Dan Yaeger, Executive Director of NEMA: On Saturday, May 19, I will be personally leading a workshop called “Your Best Foot Forward: Personal Skills for Professional Success” at the Concord Museum. Designed especially for emerging museum professionals, the […]

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NEMA YEP Workshop: LAUGH: From the Trenches – 10 Things I Wish I Had Not Learned the Hard Way

Posted by Amanda Gustin on April 5, 2012 in workshops |

Today is the last day to register for the NEMA YEP workshop “LAUGH: From the Trenches – 10 Things I Wish I Had Not Learned the Hard Way.” Here’s the description: Thursday, April 12, 6:00 to 8:00 pm Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library 700 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, http://maps.bpl.org/ Register […]

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Learn, Laugh, Love, Part II: A Series of Mini Workshops with Maximum Impact

Posted by Amanda Gustin on March 21, 2012 in boston emps, workshops |

From NEMA: Learn, Laugh, Love: Part II A Series of Mini-Workshops with Maximum Impact      Learn, Laugh, Love brings together individuals from various professional positions and levels of seniority, both of local and national stature, to encourage those who are just entering the field, especially career changers, students, and those who are seeking to further […]

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NEMA 2012 Workshops

Posted by Amanda Gustin on February 15, 2012 in workshops |

The New England Museum Association has published their 2012 schedule of workshops. Take a look especially at the three workshops offered for young & emerging professionals; I attended all three last year, and really enjoyed them. NEMA’s spring/summer workshop series is a popular source of professional development, providing you with in-depth learning opportunities that enhance […]

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NEMA YEP Workshop Call for Proposals

Posted by Amanda Gustin on February 1, 2012 in professional development |

Young and Emerging Museum Professionals PAG Workshop Series: Learn, Laugh, Love II The NEMA Young and Emerging Museum Professionals (YEPs) PAG understands that new and emerging museum professionals have limited budgets to attend workshops, and frequently are unable to miss work for professional development and/or networking events. To break down these barriers faced by those […]

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NEMA YEP Book Club Poll

Posted by Amanda Gustin on December 9, 2011 in book clubs, books about museums, learning opportunities |

The New England Museum Association’s Young & Emerging Professionals group is planning on hosting a book discussion in the near future. They’ve got a poll up asking which book we should all talk about, so go, vote, and then come to the meeting. (We’ll have details about the date and location when we hear.)

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NEMA Conference Survey

Posted by Amanda Gustin on December 8, 2011 in conferences |

Did you attend NEMA’s fall conference? If so, they’re looking for some feedback. Go, fill it out, and give your opinion. If you give them your thoughts by December 16, you’ll be entered to win a free conference registration for NEMA 2012. If you missed filling out your little yellow evaluation sheets about a particular […]

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NEMA Day 2

Posted by Amanda Gustin on November 17, 2011 in conferences |

Hello from Day 2 of the New England Museum Association annual conference! Today featured the opening of the 54-booth Exhibit Hall, the Professional Affinity Group luncheon, and more great sessions than you can shake a stick at. Tonight, still to come, we have an evening hors d’oeuvres hour in the Exhibit Hall and four exciting […]

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NEMA 2011

Posted by Amanda Gustin on November 16, 2011 in conferences |

Hello from Hartford! Tufts is out in force today, and tonight is the Newcomers Reception, which we sponsor. So far a great day with fascinating sessions as always – we’ll have a full report with multiple perspectives tonight (aka don’t room with me at conferences, I will make you blog). In the meantime, have a […]

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NEMA YEP Birthday Party

Posted by Amanda Gustin on October 7, 2011 in boston emps, events |

The New England Museum Association’s Young Emerging Professionals Professional Affinity Group (that’s NEMA’s YEP PAG, if you prefer acronyms) is turning one year old this fall. To celebrate, they’re having a book club session, some fabulous speakers, and cupcakes. Sound awesome? Read on. Book Club Second Meeting and YEPs Birthday Party When: Wednesday, November 9, […]

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NEMA 2011 Early Bird Registration

Posted by Amanda Gustin on October 5, 2011 in conferences |

Copying this over directly from NEMA themselves. Don’t delay! The early-bird deadline is Friday, October 7th! Sometimes it’s OK to procrastinate. When it’s a beautiful Saturday and you’d rather sunbathe than clean house for company. When you’re on your way to dinner at your in-laws and you’d rather take the back roads. When your desk […]

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NEMA Scholarship Deadlines Extended

Posted by Amanda Gustin on September 15, 2011 in conferences |

Heads up! The deadline to apply for scholarships for the 2011 NEMA Fall Conference has been extended to September 23. Learn more about the scholarships here, and more about the conference here.

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NEMA Fall Conference Poll

Posted by Amanda Gustin on September 14, 2011 in conferences |

Registration for the New England Museum Association fall conference is now open! Don’t forget to check out scholarships to help with your trip, and keep an eye on this blog – we’ll be coordinating some roommate situations for those of us who can’t swing the full cost. And now, a very scientific poll.

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NEMA Fall Conference

Posted by Amanda Gustin on September 5, 2011 in conferences |

Heads up, everyone! The New England Museum Association’s fall conference will be held in Hartford, Connecticut from November 16-18. It promises to be a fascinating, fun time. The theme is “Museums in the Mirror: Reflecting Relevance in a Diverse Society.” For those of us who are poor grad students, NEMA offers scholarships – and the […]

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NEMA Workshop: Social Media as a Tool for Academic Engagement

Posted by Amanda Gustin on July 18, 2011 in professional development |

From a NEMA bulletin; this one looks like a really interesting take on an issue (social media) that’s getting a lot of press lately. Campus Connection: Social Media as a Tool for Academic Engagement Thursday, August 11, 2011 9:30 am – 4:00 pm Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, MA Registration Deadline: August 4, 2011Register Online […]

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NEMA Workshops in June

Posted by Amanda Gustin on June 3, 2011 in professional development |

A little bit of everything in these upcoming workshops from NEMA; enjoy! (Remember that there is a reduced student rate for registering.) Managing Projects: How to Keep One Step Ahead of your Project Thursday, June 9, 2011 Co-sponsored by the New England Conservation Association Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge, MA Registration Deadline: June 2, 2011 Beneath […]

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Upcoming NEMA Workshops

Posted by Amanda Gustin on April 27, 2011 in professional development |

Direct from NEMA and hot off the presses: NEMA’s Professional Affinity Groups provide you with timely, valuable workshops that address the challenges you face. Take charge of your professional development and join your New England colleagues at one of NEMA’s upcoming workshops or networking events. Register today as space is limited. Workshops are open to […]

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Making the Most of What You Have – NEMA Workshop

Posted by Amanda Gustin on April 1, 2011 in professional development |

The registration deadline for this very interesting, very useful NEMA workshop is next Monday, so run to the website now to sign up! *** The Membership, Development, PR and Marketing Professional Affinity Group Presents: Best of Times, Worst of Times: Making the Most of What You Have Tuesday, April 12, 2011 9:30 am – 4:00 […]

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Especially for Me: Innovative Ways Museums Can Support Visitors of All Abilities

Posted by Amanda Gustin on March 21, 2011 in professional development |

The registration deadline for this workshop is TODAY – so run, don’t walk, and sign up! *** Especially for Me: Innovative Ways Museums Can Support Visitors of All Abilities Monday, March 28 10:00 am – 3:00 pm Wistariahurst Museum Holyoke, MA Registration Deadline: March 21, 2011 Registration Fee (lunch included): $50 NEMA members / $60 […]

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NEMA YEP Workshops

Posted by Amanda Gustin on March 16, 2011 in professional development |

This week’s professional organization information is about some very useful and specifically targeted workshops for young and emerging museum professionals. We’ve talked about them before, but the first one, called “LEARN,” is coming up soon and you don’t want to miss it. Information below. *** The NEMA Young and Emerging Museum Professionals (YEPs) PAG understands […]

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NEMA YEP Workshops – More Information

Posted by Amanda Gustin on February 11, 2011 in professional development |

A few days ago we announced the NEMA spring workshop lined up, with special mini-workshops aimed directly at young and emerging museum professionals. Here’s more information on those workshops, the fun networking events taking place afterward, and how you can register. All information is courtesy of NEMA’s workshops page. The NEMA Young and Emerging Museum […]

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Upcoming NEMA Workshops

Posted by Amanda Gustin on February 8, 2011 in professional development |

There are some really great workshops coming up this spring, and if you’re a NEMA member, they’re only $40 each. Scroll down to check out a series of workshops sponsored by the NEMA Young Emerging Professionals – $15 each, 6-8pm, and focused on interviewing and building your resume. Exhibitions & Conservators PAGs Workshop Best Practices […]

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Know Your Professional Organizations: New England Museum Association

Posted by Amanda Gustin on January 26, 2011 in know your professional organizations |

Next up in our Museum Professional Organizations series is one near and dear to all of our hearts. In fact, if you’re in your first year as a Tufts student, you’re already a member! Let’s talk about the New England Museum Association. To quote from their website: The mission of the New England Museum Association […]

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Museum Meetup in Worcester!

Posted by Amanda Gustin on January 21, 2011 in professional development |

Just reminding everyone that there will be a NEMA informal meetup at O’Connor’s Restaurant and Bar in Worcester next Monday. 4:00 – 6:00 p.m on Monday, January 24, directly following the Orphans in the Collections Workshop at the Higgins Armory. Any Tufts students planning on going? Let us know, and we’ll coordinate for a carpool.

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Ring in the New Year with a NEMA Workshop

Posted by Amanda Gustin on January 3, 2011 in professional development |

Orphans in the Collections: Unclaimed and Abandoned Property Workshop Monday, January 24, 2011 Higgins Armory Museum Worcester, MA 10:00 a.m ~ 4:00 p.m. Registration Deadline:   January 17, 2011 Join us at the Higgins Armory Museum, Worcester, to discuss unclaimed and abandoned property issues and how they affect the museum community. Several of our New England […]

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NEMA Fall Conference Audio Recordings

Posted by Amanda Gustin on December 8, 2010 in free resources, professional development |

Couldn’t make it to the NEMA fall conference? Missed the panel you were dying to see? For the first time ever, NEMA has taped several sessions and provided them free of charge on their website for download. Run, don’t walk, and listen to all of them! 2010 Conference Audio Recordings

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