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So you think you want to work in a museum...

whenyouworkatamuseum:

A couple of months ago, I asked you guys to help me crowd-source a museum-career-advice column. Several times a week, I get emails from people who want to work in a museum asking me how to get their foot in the door, or how to succeed in a museum career, so I thought a crowd-sourced advice column…

The whole thing is worth a read, I cannot stress enough how important #4 is to making yourself successful in a museum career — no matter which department or type of museum.

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Our brave photographer, Jon, conquered the lift yesterday to take pictures of the suspended raptors and mural in our exhibit at the National Eagle Center (Wabasha, MN).

Our brave photographer, Jon, conquered the lift yesterday to take pictures of the suspended raptors and mural in our exhibit at the National Eagle Center (Wabasha, MN).

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Spending the day with Rotella Photography, photographing the exhibits we’ve finished up in the last year. We’ll post the pics soon!

Spending the day with Rotella Photography, photographing the exhibits we’ve finished up in the last year. We’ll post the pics soon!

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exhibitlabels:

From @nancyproctor: a welcome welcome sign at the MFA Boston. She notes:  I would just ask @mfa to add “laugh” to the list; I once got shushed by a guard for laughing in a museum…

exhibitlabels:

From @nancyproctor: a welcome welcome sign at the MFA Boston. She notes:  I would just ask  to add “laugh” to the list; I once got shushed by a guard for laughing in a museum…

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smartgirlsattheparty:

greatestgeneration:

A welder at a boat-and-sub-building yard adjusts her goggles before resuming work, October, 1943. By 1945, women comprised well over a third of the civilian labor force (in 1940, it was closer to a quarter) and millions of those jobs were filled in factories: building bombers, manufacturing munitions, welding, drilling and riveting for the war effort.

Bernard Hoffma—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images
Read more: http://life.time.com/history/world-war-ii-classic-photos-from-the-20th-centurys-defining-conflict/#ixzz2ga3Kp0mp

smartgirlsattheparty:

greatestgeneration:

A welder at a boat-and-sub-building yard adjusts her goggles before resuming work, October, 1943. By 1945, women comprised well over a third of the civilian labor force (in 1940, it was closer to a quarter) and millions of those jobs were filled in factories: building bombers, manufacturing munitions, welding, drilling and riveting for the war effort.

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thisbelongsinamuseum:

A scan of both sides of a flash card illustrating how to say “museum” in sign language. This 1979 card set, which was scavenged from a dumpster at the Art Institute of Chicago about ten years ago, features an enjoyable collection of rudimentary drawings that attempt to convey the most basic essentials of the museum and the field of art, in addition to providing a lesson in signing. Click here to download a PDF of the entire set.

(via publiccollectors)

thisbelongsinamuseum:

A scan of both sides of a flash card illustrating how to say “museum” in sign language. This 1979 card set, which was scavenged from a dumpster at the Art Institute of Chicago about ten years ago, features an enjoyable collection of rudimentary drawings that attempt to convey the most basic essentials of the museum and the field of art, in addition to providing a lesson in signing. Click here to download a PDF of the entire set.

(via publiccollectors)

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