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Artists as Docents: A Q&A with Michele Saliola of the Judd Foundation

In June, Donald Judd’s five-story home and studio, in a historic cast-iron building at the corner of Spring and Mercer Streets in New York’s Soho, will re-open to the public after a three-year restoration. Judd bought the building in 1968

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Racial Realities: Writing about Race in the First Person

From Crossing Borders, Bridging Generations: Join writer & oral historian, Svetlana Kitto, for a literature and writing workshop focusing on fiction, memoir, oral history, and essay forms that reflect experiences of race and identity. You’ll read first-person narratives from a variety

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“Beers to Brassieres in 150 Years” and Beyond: New Developments at the Lower East Side Tenement Museum

By Mandi Magnuson-Hung Since opening in 1992 in what was previously a tenement building at 97 Orchard Street on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, the Lower East Side Tenement Museum has interpreted the lives of the working-class immigrants who occupied the

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The Meaning of Green: The Challenges of Funding for Environmental Protection and Historical Preservation

My last post focused on the strong connection between outdoor recreation and education in the New York/New Jersey metropolitan area.  The theme to be examined here are the ongoing efforts to preserve and maintain open space throughout the region so

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Commemorating the Emancipation Proclamation

January 1, 2013 marked the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation.  In commemoration, a number of institutions throughout the Mid-Atlantic Region briefly displayed copies of the hallowed document before whisking them necessarily back to climate controlled safety. However, if you

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Let’s Take A Hike (And Learn Some History Along The Way!)

  While the New York/New Jersey metropolitan region is well known for its overpopulation, sprawl and congestion, the region remarkably features spectacular state parks that provide outdoor enthusiasts an extensive trail network which traverses picturesque meadows, woodlands, and rugged terrain.

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IMLS Honors 10 Museums and Libraries for Outstanding Community Service

The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) presented its 2012 National Medal for Museum and Library Service to ten museums and libraries from across the country.  According to the IMLS, “the National Medal is the nation’s highest honor conferred

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Free Workshop Series: Using Primary Sources to Teach the Hudson Valley

From Teaching the Hudson Valley: Teaching the Hudson Valley, in conjunction with the Southeastern New York Library Resources Council (SENYLRC) is offering a five-part workshop series on using primary resources.  The series is free to K-12 teachers, librarians and educators

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Conference: Out of Control Suburbs? Comparing Representations of Order, Disorder and Sprawl

From H-Material Culture: The Cultures of the Suburbs International Research Network is holding its 2nd Symposium, Out of Control Suburbs? Comparing Representations of Order, Disorder and Sprawl, June 27-28, 2013 at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York: Following the success of

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Consortium of Art Conservation Experts Offer Free Public Presentation on Recovering Wet Art and Cultural Materials

From H-New Jersey: CONSORTIUM OF ART CONSERVATION EXPERTS TO OFFER ADVICE Recovery of Wet Art and Historic Collection Information A free public presentation on recovering wet art and cultural materials will be held Sunday, November 4 from noon until 2

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10:00 am Conference: Future of Museums @ Online
Conference: Future of Museums @ Online
Jul 24 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
From futureofmuseums.com: The 2014 Future of Museums conference will be held online, on July 24th from 10am-5pm (EST). Attendees can expect to learn best practices to implement in their museums, and will hear real-world examples of innovative practices in the
Jul
30
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9:00 am Cultural Institutions & Emergenc... @ Woodrow Wilson Hall, Monmouth University
Cultural Institutions & Emergenc... @ Woodrow Wilson Hall, Monmouth University
Jul 30 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
From New Jersey Collections Care Network: Intended for collections care professionals and volunteers, this conference will address important facets of emergency response, as well as building local networks for collaborative mutual aid.  Presenters will include first responders and representatives from
Aug
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all-day CFP: 2nd Annual One-Day History ... @ West Chester University
CFP: 2nd Annual One-Day History ... @ West Chester University
Aug 1 all-day
From H-Pennsylvania: West Chester University (West Chester, Pennsylvania) is pleased to announce a Call for Papers for its 2nd Annual One-Day History Conference to be held Thursday, October 23, 2014: Creating, Displaying, and Revising American Identity.  The inspiration for this year’s
all-day CFP: Ephemera Society of America... @ Deadline
CFP: Ephemera Society of America... @ Deadline
Aug 1 all-day
From MuseWeekly: The Ephemera Society of America has issued a call for its ESA 35 conference, The Sporting Life.  The deadline for submission is August 1, 2014.  The full call and instructions for submitting a proposal are below. Sports, games, play
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9:00 am ARCHIVES★RECORDS: Ensuring Access @ Marriott Wardman Park, Woodley Park
ARCHIVES★RECORDS: Ensuring Access @ Marriott Wardman Park, Woodley Park
Aug 10 @ 9:00 am – Aug 17 @ 4:00 pm
From the Society of American Archivists: ARCHIVES★RECORDS: Ensuring Access 2014 will be held August 10-17, in Washington, D.C.  The weeklong conference is a joint meeting of the Council of State Archivists, the National Association of Government Archives and Records Administrators, and

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