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

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 at: http://nemanet.org/workshops/12YEP.htm

The wisdom of crowds is great, but how about learning from individuals who learned the hard way? This workshop will bring together a group of more experienced young and emerging museum professionals who will share the biggest lessons they have learned on the job thus far. Each panelist will cover ten lessons they have learned the hard way, from how to approach new problems, to discussing issues with Directors, how to work with difficult Board members and more. Ample time will be provided to ask these not-quite emerging, not-quite mid-career professions questions you have about the field. Amusement and laughter are also on the agenda, as learned lessons, despite the pain they may have brought on at the time, are entertaining in retrospect!

LAUGH Speakers:
Stacey Fraser-deHaan, House Manager, Wentworth-Gardner and Tobias Lear Houses Association,
Museum Educator, Ipswich Museum, and Program Coordinator, Haverhill Historical Society/Buttonwood Museums

Zerah Jakub, Visitor Services and Program Assistant, Old South Meeting House, and Graduate Student, Museum Studies, John Hopkins University

Amanda Kay Gustin, Researcher, The Mary Baker Eddy Library, and Graduate Student, History and Museum Studies, Tufts University

Melissa Higgins, Program Manager, Museum of Science

Phillippa Pitts, Gallery Instructor, The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and Web Content Specialist, The Mary Baker Eddy Library

Meg Winikates, Art & Nature Program Specialist, Peabody Essex Museum

Reasons you should sign up:

  • -it promises to be a ton of fun
  •  the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center is brand spanking new and by all accounts, gorgeous
  • – who doesn’t want to hear about other people’s ridiculous mistakes and learn from them?
  • – your friendly neighborhood blog editor is speaking

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

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 their current position, in three informal learning situations, where networking at peer to peer and peer to mentor level are key components.
Each workshop includes light refreshments and is $15 for NEMA Members,

$25 for Non-Members. Members can register for all three workshops for only $40, a savings of $5!

The registration deadline is one week prior to each workshop.

Space is limited! Register early!

LEARN: To Museum Studies or not to Museum Studies? Considering Grad
Wednesday, March 28, 6:00 to 8:00 pm
Metropolitan Waterworks Museum, Chestnut Hill, MA
Registration Deadline: March 22
Is it time to consider a graduate degree? Interested in the museum studies, but not sure what the degree will cover, and if it is the right fit? This topic, in some ways controversial, has gained steam lately, with the January/February 2012 American Association of Museums’ Museum magazine tackling the topic in two articles, and with countless blogs following suit in support, defense, or defiance of museum studies programs. Join a panel of professors, teaching assistants, thesis directors, and alumni from museum studies and related programs throughout New England as we contemplate the validity of such programs, the respect given (or not given) to graduates, the weight of academic degrees when seeking employment, and the implications of museum studies on the museum field.

Register Now

There will be a networking event after the workshop:
CitySide
1928-1960 Beacon Street
Brighton, MA 02135
RSVP here for just the networking event
LAUGH: From the Trenches: 10 Things I Wish I Had Not Learned the Hard Way
Thursday, April 12, 6:00 to 8:00 pm
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library
Registration Deadline: April 5
The wisdom of crowds is great, but how about learning from individuals who learned the hard way? This workshop will bring together a group of more experienced young and emerging museum professionals who will share the biggest lessons they have learned on the job thus far. Each panelist will cover ten lessons they have learned the hard way, from how to approach new problems, to discussing issues with directors, how to work with difficult board members and more. Ample time will be provided to ask these not-quite emerging, not-quite mid-career professions questions you have about the field. Amusement and laughter are also on the agenda, as learned lessons, despite the pain they may have brought on at the time, are entertaining in retrospect!

Register Now

There will be a networking event after the workshop:
Connexion Lounge
Copley Place
110 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA 02116
RSVP here for just the networking event

 

LOVE: I Love My Job, But… Raises, Transitioning, and Advocating for More Responsibility
Thursday, April 26, 2012, 6:00 to 8:00 pm
Tufts University Art Gallery at the Aidekman Arts Center, Medford, MA
Registration Deadline: April 19
Feeling like you will never move beyond an entry level position? Not sure how to move from part-time, hourly positions, to salaried positions with benefits offered? How do you gain experience to move up the ladder? How do you escape the perpetual loop of needing the experience to get the job but need the job to get the experience? What can you learn from the findings of the 2010/2011 NEMA Salary and Benefits Survey and how can it help you when seeking a raise or a new position? Panelists will provide tips on self-branding, advocating for better positions and more responsibility, and discussing raises with your supervisors and directors.

Register Now

There will be a networking event after the workshop:
Orleans Bar and Restaurant
65 Holland Street
Somerville, MA 02144
RSVP here for just the networking event 

NEMA 2012 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 your skill set and museum career.

For 2012, we’re offering 18 workshops throughout New England – more than ever! And to make them more affordable than ever, NEMA has created a special volume discount for members only.

Sign up for at least three workshops and you’ll receive a 20% discount off the member rate. And NEMA institutional members who send at least five employees or trustees to workshops also receive a 20% discount.

To take advantage of the discount, first browse the workshop listings below. Then click HERE if you’re an individual registering just yourself or HERE if you’re an institutional member registering multiple people.

I Do, I Don’t:  Functions at Historic Sites
Friday, March 16, 2012
Peabody Historical Society, Smith Barn
Peabody, MA
Historic Sites Management PAG
Register

Museum Evaluation You Can Use
Monday, April 23, 2012
Springfield Museums
Springfield, MA
Children’s Museums PAG
Register

Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Worcester Art Museum
Worcester, MA
Independent Museum Professionals PAG
Register

Outdoor Exhibitions
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Heritage Museums and Gardens
Sandwich, MA
Exhibtions PAG
Register

Building Support: From the Inside Out
Friday, May 18, 2012
Museum of Russian Icons
Clinton, MA
Membership, Development, Public Relations, and Marketing PAG
Register

Management Skills for Non-Managers
Friday, May 25, 2012
Connecticut Historical Society
Hartford, CT
Supported in part by the Connecticut Humanities Council
Administration, Facilities & Services PAG
Register

Hidden in Plain Sight: Examining Art from Alligatoring to X-Rays
Friday, June 8, 2012
Smith College Museum of Art
Northampton, MA
Conservators PAG
Register

Teaching Among Experts: Redefining Museum Education in Academia
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage
Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology, Brown University
Providence, RI
College & University Museums PAG
Register

Exhibits for the Small and Medium Sized Museums
Monday, September 17, 2012
Historic New England’s Collections Store Facility
Haverhill MA
Presented in partnership with Historic New England
Register

Learn, Laugh, Love: Part II
A series of mini-workshops* from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Presented by the Young and Emerging Museum Professionals (YEP) PAG
* Each mini-workshop is $15 for NEMA Members, $25 for Non-Members. Members can register for all three mini-workshops for $40.
LEARN: To Museum Studies or not to Museum Studies? Considering Grad School and Your Career Goals
Wednesday, March 28
Metropolitan Waterworks Museum, Chestnut Hill, MA
LAUGH: From the Trenches: 10 Things I Wish I Had Not Learned the Hard Way
Thursday, April 12
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library, Boston, MA
LOVE: I Love My Job, But… Raises, Transitioning, and Advocating for More Responsibility
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Tufts University Art Gallery at the Aidekman Arts Center, Medford, MA

More on AASLH’s Museum Education Workshop

We already mentioned that there’s going to be a terrific AASLH workshop in Boston in March; here are some more details to tempt you to sign up.

The registration for AASLH’s Museum Education 101 workshop scheduled for March 15-16 in Boston, MA, is now open at www.aaslh.org/workshop.htm.  The workshop is hosted by Historic New England and will be held at the Otis House. Register by February 13 and save $20 on your registration fee.

What is Museum Education 101?
Museum Education 101 provides an overview of the role of education within museums from an experience–based perspective.  Seasoned educators direct conversations about museum education and what it is museum educators do.  Through interactive activities, hands-on training and case studies, participants will learn about volunteer management, docent training, tour techniques, active learning  with people of all ages, developing exhibits with visitors in mind, on-line education and working with others to build education programs. Participants will leave the workshop with information and materials they can take back to their organizations to adapt and use!

The themes of this workshop are based on the recent publication The Museum Educator’s Manual: Educators Share Successful Techniques, coauthored by instructors Huber and Grove along with Nancy Cutler, Anna Johnson, and Melissa Bingmann. A copy of this must-have education manual is included in the workshop registration.

Who Should Attend:
This workshop is ideally suited for staff (first-time museum educators, directors, tour guides or volunteer managers and mid-career professionals), museum studies students, or dedicated volunteers working in all types of museums  who are given the responsibility of education and public programming.  For more information including an agenda, visit http://www.aaslh.org/mused101.htm.

Cost: $280 members /$355 nonmembers; $20 discount if fee is received by February 13.

Early-Bird Registration Deadline is now February 13!!  You can register today at www.aaslh.org/workshop.htm.

Please contact Bethany Hawkins, Program Associate at hawkins@aaslh.org or 615-320-3203 if you have any questions about these or other upcoming workshops.

NEDCC Care of Paintings Workshop

With a hat tip to Tufts Instructor Margherita Desy for pointing this out to us, the hopeful conservators and curators among you should go check out this workshop!

Care of Paintings Workshop
October 5, 2011
Workshop Location: Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, MA
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NEDCC’s Care of Paintings workshop is part of a collaborative program with the Balboa Art Conservation Center and was developed in partnership with the New England Museum Association.

This workshop will cover the issues to consider when developing a collections care policy for traditional paintings on canvas or board. The workshop will be helpful whether you are establishing new procedures or making improvements to existing collections care policies.

Topics will include environmental issues, such as temperature, relative humidity, and pollutants; storage and display options; “best practices” for handling and transporting paintings; and housekeeping procedures. Participants will also learn practical remedial care methods and will be provided with guidelines for working with a conservator.

The workshop will be led by a professional paintings conservator from the Balboa Art Conservation Center in San Diego, CA.

Workshop Time: 9 AM to 3:30 PM
Workshop cost: $150 ($130 early bird registration)

To register online, click here.

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