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Museum Workshops and FREE Webinars

April 26th 2017

The Texas Historical Commission’s Museum Services Program offers free and low-cost webinars and workshops throughout the year! You can register on the Museum Service’s web page for all the events listed below. http://www.thc.texas.gov/preserve/projects-and-programs/museum-services *_Free Webinars _*(You don’t have to live in Texas to take advantage of these free webinars) May 17: Don’t Panic: Responding to Your Emergency May 25: Implementing Good Storytelling in Your Exhibits June 14: Critters and Slime: Dealin ...Continue Reading

This Week - French Museum Accused of Discrimination Again * Academy Museum Disaster Looming? * Making Athens Great Again * New Media Art Conservation Struggles * Cognitive Dresses & University Jocks * Interactive Failures & Museum Suits

April 25th 2017

This Week - French Museum Accused of Discrimination Again * Academy Museum Disaster Looming? * Making Athens Great Again * New Media Art Conservation Struggles * Cognitive Dresses & University Jocks * Interactive Failures & Museum Suits 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** Making Athens Great AgainHow does a citizen respond when a democracy that prides itself on being ...Continue Reading

Re: AAM 2017- Independent Museum Professionals Meet-Up

April 25th 2017

I would LOVE to be going to aam this year but can't swing it :(Sent from my iPadOn Apr 25, 2017, at 11:50 AM, Sarah Erdman [email protected] [talk at museum-ed.org] <[email protected]> wrote: AAM 2017- Independent Museum Professionals Meet-Up Consultant, contractor, freelancer...No matter what title you have, you are invited to an informal Independent Museum Professional (IMP) meet-up at the AAM 2017 conference.Tuesday, May 9th 8-8:30amConvention Center (specific location TBD)Come chat with other IMPs a ...Continue Reading

AAM 2017- Independent Museum Professionals Meet-Up

April 25th 2017

AAM 2017- Independent Museum Professionals Meet-Up Consultant, contractor, freelancer...No matter what title you have, you are invited to an informal Independent Museum Professional (IMP) meet-up at the AAM 2017 conference.Tuesday, May 9th 8-8:30amConvention Center (specific location TBD)Come chat with other IMPs and brainstorm how we can support each other and also what organizations like AAM can do to meet our needs.  We'll bring the coffee and pastries!If you would like a reminder email with the specific ...Continue Reading

Registration for 2017 Visitor Studies Association Conference Now Open

April 21st 2017

Join the Visitor Studies Association July 18-22, 2017 in Columbus, OH for our annual conference. This year’s theme is New Pathways in Visitor Studies. With 13 in-depth workshops ranging from introductory statistics to data visualization and reporting, over 45 presentations of panels, papers, roundtables, and keynote speakers from across the fields of design and learning research, the 2017 VSA Conference will not disappoint! Check out the Conference schedule of events and the workshops offered. In addition to ...Continue Reading

Interpretive Planning for Historic Homes and Gardens course begins May 1 on MuseumStudy.com

April 19th 2017

Join interpretive planning consultant John Veverka for the 4 week online course Interpretive Planning for Historic Homes and Gardens. This course will: Guide you in developing your interpretive plan. Give you expertise in being an interpretive planning project manager. Give you direction in writing a Request for Proposal for hiring a consultant to do an interpretive master plan for you if you don't want to do the interpretive plan yourself. Give you specific details of what should be in an Interpretive Ma ...Continue Reading

This Week - Polish Museum Director Dismissed * The Museum of Failure * Calorie Counting Cannibals * British Museum's Purrrplexing Story * Paleo Pets & Lonely Fossil Hunting * Russian Collections Left Out In The Cold * Ancient Fungus Farming Ants

April 18th 2017

This Week - Polish Museum Director Dismissed * The Museum of Failure * Calorie Counting Cannibals * British Museum's Purrrplexing Story * Paleo Pets & Lonely Fossil Hunting * Russian Collections Left Out In The Cold * Ancient Fungus Farming Ants 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**  The purrrplexing story of the British Museum catsThe story of how the British Museum b ...Continue Reading

NAEA Presentation on STEAM and Decorative Arts

April 17th 2017

NAEA Presentation on STEAM and Decorative Arts Hello,I am putting together a proposal for the 2018 NAEA National Convention. I am planning to present on integrating math and design concepts into gallery teaching with American furniture. I am looking for co-presenters who are working on ways to bring together STEAM and the decorative arts. Please let me know if you would be interested in working on a proposal with me. Thanks!Angela Parker-- Docent and Tour Programs Manager Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art 600 Ma ...Continue Reading

RE: Creating an intern alumni group

April 13th 2017

Re: RE: Creating an intern alumni group Our Johns Hopkins Museum Studies alumni facebook group is HIGHLY effective!  It's an active group and, in many cases, they're the first place I turn to for museum-related advice.It's set as a private group to ensure only alumni are members (and to keep out professors so that we have a private discussion area to help new students pick courses).  There's an admin to help approve members and make sure that everyone is on topic, although I've never seen anyone post off to ...Continue Reading

RE: Creating an intern alumni group

April 13th 2017

Hi Mattie, In the last year, our Volunteer and Intern Program Supervisor created a Linked In page for all intern alumni, where she posts professional development tips, job opportunities, etc. She would like to eventually invite interns back for a panel discussion for our summer interns.    Best, Mieke *Mieke L. Fay *| Youth and Family Programs Educator | Corning Museum of Glass | One Museum Way | Corning, NY 14830 | www.cmog.org | Office: (607) 438-5119 | Cell: (607) 329-7035 *From:* [email protected] ...Continue Reading
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