Friday, July 24, 2009

Vacation Break

I'll be away from tomorrow (the 25th) until August 2nd, spending time with my family at our summer house on Prince Edward Island, Canada. I should have limited internet access while at the cottage, so I may pop in here for a post or two. If not, see you the first week of August!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Action Alerts for Museum Issues

I recently received a newsletter from the American Association of Museums (AAM), detailing the current legislative motions that have an impact on museums. It's interesting to see how Congress handles issues like funding for museums, which are not always considered charities as such, but are certainly important for the greater good. If you want to find out more about museum funding currently up for debate in Congress, check out the AAM's special section on this topic.

Monday, July 20, 2009

A Red Guggenheim?

Interesting story about Frank Lloyd Wright's original design for the Guggenheim: Fifth Avenue Shocker: The Building Wore Red.

Friday, July 17, 2009


I got it! I got the job I interviewed for a couple of weeks ago. What a wonderful relief. The position is part-time, but it's year-round, permanent, and pays well. I'm very happy to have it, particularly in this job market. Once I decide how much detail I'm going to share about the position, I'll update more!

In the meantime, here are some interesting news stories involving museums (from - surprise, surprise! - the NY Times):

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Good News on the Job Front?

It's within the realm of possibility. For most of the spring, I've been applying for both full- and part-time positions throughout New England. Because the economy is in such bad shape and so many museums have instituted hiring freezes, I knew this was going to be a hard time to get a job. I'd sent out many, many cover letters and resumes since January and had yet to score an interview.

Until last week. I met with an organization in Massachusetts about a part-time position coordinating museum education programs, and I think it went pretty well. I hope to find out within the next week or so. Fingers crossed!