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Museum Studies Information Session
Monday, November 13, 2017 | 6:00-7:30pm
Sophia Gordon Hall, 15 Talbot Avenue, Medford campus
Register by email: Angela Foss
Learn about the museum studies program and meet faculty. Light refreshments will be served.

 

News

Ken Turino, co-instructor of the Exhibition Planning and Revitalizing Historic House Museums courses, participated in a panel Engaging Programs = Engaging Communities at the American Association for State and Local History annual conference in Austin Texas this month along with Max van Balgooy of Engaging Places and the Seminar for Historic Administration, Christian Cotz, Director of Education and Visitor Engagement, James Madison's Montpelier and Dawn DiPrince, Director of Community Museums, History Colorado. There was a standing room only live session and then the session was repeated as a webinar which is now available on the AASLH web site. The session with this addition of Ana Nuncio of the House of Seven Gables will be offered at the NEMA annual meeting in Falmouth this October.

Ken was also the featured speaker at the AASLH Historic House Committee Breakfast where he spoke on the most exciting trends in interpretation in Britain and the US.

Ingrid Neuman, instructor of Collections Care and Preventive Conservation, was awarded a Naum Gabo Trust traveling scholarship to attend the 50th anniversary ICOM-CC (International Council on Museums - Conservation Working Group) meeting in Copenhagen, Denmark. This meeting's theme was connecting the Past to the Future. Over 1000 conservators form 60 countries attended throughout the five-day conference. Included with the travel grant was the additional opportunity to visit museum collections and colleagues who specialize in the conservation of contemporary art in both Copenhagen, Malmo and Stockholm. While Ingrid was in Copenhagen, she also met with fellow international colleagues who are involved, as is she, in the Getty's APPEAR Project to create an international database on ancient Egyptian Fayum portraits which included examining 8 more portraits located in Copenhagen museums. Ingrid was also invited to visit the Royal Danish Conservation School which was a special opportunity. In Stockholm, Ingrid was able to visit the VASA Museum and plans to incorporate this unique conservation/collections care preservation effort, of this 333 year old wooden ship, into her course this spring. She reports that there is nothing like visiting our international museum colleagues, there is so much to learn and share!

Cynthia Robinson is pleased to announce a new issue of the Journal of Museum Education (42.3). The guest edited section, called "Does Museum Education have a Canon?," includes articles from museum professionals in Vienna, Copenhagen, and Oxford, as well as the U.S. The issue also contains a thought piece by Melanie Adams of the Minnesota Historical Society, on "Deconstructing System of Bias in the Museum Field using Critical Race Theory." JME is available both online and in print through Tisch Library. Cynthia is the Editor-In-Chief of JME.