What Happened in Museums this Week?

What Happened in Museums This Week? June 15 – 21

80 at 80 Museum of Science and Industry Celebrates 80th Birthday with 80 Artifacts On Wednesday, the museum celebrated its 80th birthday by debuting “80 At 80,” a collection of 80 artifacts that represent the “museum’s DNA” from early inventions to modern advancements, according to Kathleen McCarthy, head curator. To read more, click here. A … Continue reading

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Extreme Inspiration

A colleague recently sent me this link, which is from a show called Incredible Basements. (Hosted by, I might add, Mike Rowe, who has made quite a name for himself by hosting Dirty Jobs.) Anyhow, the owner of this, er, basement, was inspired by the Museum of Science and Industry‘s Yesterday’s Main Street exhibit, which … Continue reading

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The Job Search

When people ask me for career advice — which has been happening a lot lately, my number one piece of advice is to be creative. Start by studying the popular museum and archives job sites and be sure to read the job description and requirements closely. If a job calls for 10+ years of experience … Continue reading

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It’s My Party

Have you ever attended a special event at a museum, historic site or gallery that was not sponsored by the institution? Companies, organizations and individuals love to rent museum spaces for their events for a few reasons: 1. The space is more interesting than a outdated ballroom at a hotel or conference center; 2. The … Continue reading

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More than “In-Kind”

In-kind refers to donations that are provided to an organization by way of goods, services, time, and sometimes blood, sweat and tears. The honorable individuals who give so much of themselves to a museum or organization are often the lifeline behind the organization’s success. And really, the “kind” in “in-kind” just doesn’t seem like a … Continue reading

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