The May Drinking About Museums/Museums Show Off is fast approaching. There is still time sign up for a spot to speak, so if you’re thinking about conference session ideas for NEMA, or finishing up that interesting paper/thesis/dissertation and want to trot it our in front of an appreciative crowd, now is the time. Sign up here!
For those of you unfamiliar with the event, more details about Museums Show Off are here, and photos from our inaugural Show Off back in 2013 are here. We’d especially appreciate it if you invite your friends/colleagues/classmates. The more, the merrier, and it’s always good to come out and cheer on your fellow museum people for having the guts to get up and speak.
In addition to saying hello to new friends, we’ll be saying goodbye to some old ones. Jenn, Chris, and Alli have all conspired to seek new jobs and opportunities in other states and will be leaving us shortly. I, for one, will miss them sorely, not just for their co-conspiratorial prowess. Come by and wish them well and hear about their new adventures.
Tuesday, May 9th, 6 pm
Presenters begin at 7 pm
The Hong Kong Restaurant in Harvard Square
1238 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138 (map)
Museums Showoff returns! We’ve done it before with great success. Come hang out and watch some killer presentations.
Interested in showing off? Are you a young emerging professional? Have a great project? Exhibit? Problem? Philosophy? We want to hear about it (in 9 minutes).
Join us at the Concord Museum
Weds. Dec. 7th, 6pm
Parking GPS Address: 53 Cambridge Turnpike, Concord, MA
DrinkingAboutMuseums:Boston goes to Concord. Come see the special exhibitions at the Concord Museum. Enjoy miniatures in The Art & Mystery of the Dollhouse; learn about the important role of women in shaping this town in Women of Concord; and see trees decorated in the theme of children’s books in Family Trees: A Celebration of Children’s Literature. Also, take a peek at collections storage and hear about the exciting improvements that the Museum will be going through.
September 13 at 6 pm
115 John Street, Lowell
in the Boott Cotton Mills
Join us for a tour of the Tsongas Industrial History Center in Lowell (Happy 100th birthday National Parks!).
Please let us know if you will be attending either part so we can let them know rough numbers. Thanks!
Bonus DAM in September at the Hong Kong
Thursday, September 29, 6 pm
with special guests from Frankly Green + Webb
We hope to see you all in September!
The Co-Conspirators: Ed, Jenn, Alli, & Chris
Perkins School for the Blind Museum, 6 pm
Thursday, August 11, we have been invited to visit the Perkins School for the Blind Museum with Jamie Gordon, archivist Jen Hale, and research librarian Jennifer Arnot.
No need to RSVP, we look forward to seeing you there!
Perkins School for the Blind Museum image
175 North Beacon Street, Watertown, MA, 02472.
Visitors usually park in the Beechwood Avenue parking lot, which is off of North Beacon Street across from the Watertown Diner.
May 18 at Gore Place in Waltham: RSVP
Meet at 6 pm for a tour of the grounds of this 1806 mansion that was home to Governor Christopher Gore. Meet the sheep and a llama. Be social, raise a pint, enjoy!
Directions to 52 Gore Street in Waltham
Following the tour we will adjourn to John Brewer’s Tavern across the street. We’d like to give them a heads up of how many people might be coming, so please RSVP if you plan on being at one or both portions of the evening.
June 1 at Fitchburg Art Museum: RSVP
Meet at 6 pm for a tour of the museum with director Nick Capasso, then stay for drinks and snacks!
Directions to 185 Elm Street Fitchburg, MA 01420
Please RSVP and let us know if you plan on coming and if you can drive others. We will try to connect people as promptly as possible so you all can coordinate pick-ups etc.
If coming from Boston, please give yourself plenty of time to get to Fitchburg in late afternoon traffic.
We’ve had a change of plans. We will go to Fitchburg in early June, and this month be back at the Hong Kong in Harvard Square. See you Thursday, April 14 at 6pm at the Kong!
May will be a road trip to Waltham and Gore Place (#wegotllama) and June in Fitchburg…