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Docent Transitions

June 11th 2019

Hello all - I am in the process - as I'm sure many of you are - of reforming my docent program. I inherited the program from a predecessor who had been at the institution for 41 years, which means that I also inherited a lot of history and some docents who have been around just as long. As I'm at an academic museum, many in my group have been trained as "art historians", and I am shifting us towards a more visitor-centric pedagogy. I am wondering if any of you can shed light/insights to the following concer ...Continue Reading

Re: pre-post visit lesson studies

June 11th 2019

Dear Kristin,  We published a paper in 2017 that may be of interest to you that addresses some impacts of pre-visit lessons.   Pecore JL, Kirchgessner, ML, Demetrikopoulos MK, Carruth LL, Frantz KJ. (2017) Formal Lessons Improve Informal Educational Experiences: The influence of prior knowledge on student engagement.  Visitor Studies. 20(1):89-104. I would be happy to discuss this with you further off post if that is helpful.    It is possible that you may be having trouble finin ...Continue Reading

Introduction to Heritage Interpretation online course begins July 1 on MuseumStudy.com

June 10th 2019

Interpretation is the most powerful communication process any historic or heritage site has available to communicate its message(s) to visitors! It is in the interpretation of the sites story to visitors where the "heritage" of the site is brought to light. Interpretation makes the site come to life for the visitors, giving the site relevance and importance. It reveals to visitors, in powerful and memorable ways, the differences between "old" and historic. Join instructor John Veverka for ...Continue Reading

Now Hiring! School Progs Educator at the Gardner Museum

June 10th 2019

The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, MA is hiring for a new position to work in school programs. This is a limited, full-time position with benefits and would be a fantastic opportunity for emerging museum educators. We're hoping to fill this position quickly, and encourage interested candidates to view the full job description and submit applications at https://recruiting.paylocity.com/Recruiting/Jobs/Details/134014.The School Programs Educator supports the Gardner Museum’s Thinking Throu ...Continue Reading

requesting eclipse program feedback

June 10th 2019

I am sending this on behalf of a colleague in New Hampshire... please don't reply to the list-serv or to me. Please use Rik's email address below for any communications related to this request. (I'm only the messenger ;)Many people across the country are beginning to make plans for events and programming around the 2023 and 2024 solar eclipses that will be visible in the United States.  A colleague in New Hampshire would like to know if anyone has feedback to share regarding programs for the 2017 solar eclips ...Continue Reading

pre-post visit lesson studies

June 10th 2019

Colleagues - Have you seen any research on the value pre/post visit lessons? Any articles out there you can point me towards?  We all know pre/post visit lessons are important, but I’d like to be able to quote some research that shows the educational and social/emotional value of these types of lessons.   Thank you. Kristin   Kristin Gallas Project Manager – Education Development Tsongas Industrial History Center Boott Cotton Mills Museum 115 John Street, 3rd Floor Lowell, MA 01852 978-970-5084 www.u ...Continue Reading

RE: Re: Tour Guide Training Manuals

June 10th 2019

Me too! *From:* [email protected] <[email protected]> *Sent:* Monday, June 10, 2019 8:28 AM *To:* talk at museum-ed.org <[email protected]> *Subject:* Re: [talk] Re: Tour Guide Training Manuals EXTERNAL MESSAGE I’d also like to be added All the best, Bree Boettner Manager of Education Programs Detroit Historical Society 313.833.1419 | [email protected] (Please ignore the misspellings and brevity of this message, as it was sent from a mobile device) On Jun 10, 2019, at 8:01 A ...Continue Reading

Re: Re: Tour Guide Training Manuals

June 10th 2019

I’d also like to be added All the best, Bree Boettner Manager of Education Programs Detroit Historical Society 313.833.1419 | [email protected] (Please ignore the misspellings and brevity of this message, as it was sent from a mobile device) On Jun 10, 2019, at 8:01 AM, Nancy Richner [email protected] [talk at museum-ed.org] <[email protected]> wrote: Re: [talk] Re: Tour Guide Training Manuals Please add me as well.  Nancy Richner Director Hofstra University Muse ...Continue Reading

Re: Re: Tour Guide Training Manuals

June 10th 2019

Please add me as well.  Nancy Richner Director Hofstra University Museum of Art 112 Hofstra University Hempstead, NY 11549-1120 516-463-4041  516-463-4743 (Fax) hofstra.edu/museum On Jun 3, 2019, at 8:02 PM, Anne Manning [email protected] [talk at museum-ed.org] <[email protected]> wrote: Re: [talk] Re: Tour Guide Training Manuals EXTERNAL MESSAGE me too! *From:* [email protected] <[email protected]> on behalf of Emily Reinl [email protected] [tal ...Continue Reading

GLOBAL MUSEUM | International Museum Workers’ Salaries Disclosed | Ongoing Mundi Blues | A New Museum For No One | Closed Louvre Suffocating And Overcrowded | Discoveries Under A Monet Painting | £5 Chessmen Now Worth $1 Million

June 9th 2019

Welcome back to GLOBAL MUSEUM, your award-winning & free online compendium, read weekly since 1998 by 8,000+ readers in more than 201 countries.http://www.globalmuseum.org**  ‘It’s Helpful to Know All Scales’: Online Spreadsheet Discloses Museum Workers’ SalariesIn another sign of increasing demand for transparency at art institutions across the world, museum workers have begun making public their salary rates via a Google Spreadsheet document and have begun circulating it.**  Artists in museums are ...Continue Reading
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