Lessons from the Detroit Symphony Orchestra

Posted by Amanda Gustin on March 23, 2011 in forum not temple |

I don’t know how many museums are unionized (I’d love to hear about any, if anyone has some leads), so the specific problem that the Detroit Symphony Orchestra is facing might not have a direct correlation to museums – but other aspects certainly do. Essentially, the orchestra’s private employment difficulties have spilled out into the […]

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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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Museums and Community; or, The Best Superbowl Wager Ever

Posted by Amanda Gustin on February 5, 2011 in forum not temple |

How’s this for engaging with the community: the Milwaukee Art Museum and the Carnegie Museum of Art (in Pittsburgh) have thrown their weight behind their football teams (that would be the Green Bay Packers and the Pittsburgh Steelers, respectively) in a really brilliant way. Here’s how it works: If the Steelers with the Superbowl, the […]

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Marketing Yourself

Posted by Amanda Gustin on January 31, 2011 in professional development |

This post on The Museum of the Future has some great suggestions for young artists who want to get their name and their work out into the world. The same principles can easily apply to you and your work as you set out into the museum world and look for your perfect job. You’re selling […]



Stories Behind the Paintings at the Sukiennice Museum

Posted by Kristin Bierfelt on January 28, 2011 in forum not temple |

Krakow’s newly renovated¬†Sukiennice Museum of 19th-century Polish art has a splashy video showing off the interactive campaign they did to publicize their 2010 reopening. In an attempt to make the art “come to life,” they recorded audio and video recreations of stories behind the artists, subjects, or patrons or a few of their most important […]

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Connecting to Collections: A Call to Action

Posted by Amanda Gustin on December 22, 2010 in free resources, professional development |

The IMLS is running a series of free webinars about caring for collections. Per their description: Using the content of the Connecting to Collections Bookshelf, Forums, and Workshops, these highly interactive webinars will connect you with experts and colleagues to discuss issues of common concern.¬† The series has a dual focus:¬† four webinars will help […]

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Free Ebook – Making Your Nonprofit Event a Success

Posted by Amanda Gustin on November 21, 2010 in free resources |

Courtesy of the Network for Good, here’s a free ebook download: The Big Event – 5 Tips for Making Your Next Event a Great Success. Lots of museums see events as a way to gain revenue, stakeholders, and recognition. There’s all sorts of interesting debate out there about whether or not events are successful in […]

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Vice President for Marketing [Mount Vernon Estate & Gardens]

Posted by Amanda Gustin on November 10, 1900 in job announcements |

The Vice President for Marketing is responsible for planning and executing a multi-faceted program including media relations, advertising initiatives and creating promotions that increase visitation and attention to George Washington and Mount Vernon. The Vice President for Marketing sets objectives and strategies for the department, supervises staff, exercises sound fiscal responsibility, and actively represents Mount […]

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