I recently published a brief blog piece about a site visit I did with two Scottish pipers of Michigan. Enjoy checking out the post ~here~. Below is a short video I made in conjunction with the post featuring the apprentice piper, Duncan Petersen-Jones.
Dear friends, My colleague and friend Nic Gareiss recently wrote a really interesting blog piece that's now published on the MTAP website. He has been undertaking fieldwork for MTAP this year and has interviewed Lansing-based dancer, organizer, and epitome of charisma, Lorenzo Larry Lopez. Please check out the blog post ~here~. Nic and I are … Continue reading A Great Post from Nic Gareiss @ MTAP
The annual meeting for AFS is less than a week away (Oct. 19-21) and I decided only last week that I am not going to go. I'd like to attend some day because it seems like a worthwhile conference. I remember looking through a friend's program they brought back and being astounded at how thick … Continue reading 2017 American Folklore Society Meeting
Fitting for Labor Day here in the United States is a post about employment in the cultural heritage sector, specifically, museums. Users of LinkedIn and various LISTSERVs often post discussions lamenting the lack of jobs in the Museum sector and the glut of students graduating from Museum Studies Programs. In response, I often comment that although the employment picture is not rosy, there are steps job applicants can take to enhance their possibility for employment in the museum or cultural heritage industry.
Please note, I am aware that there are many individuals who have taken all the steps I list below and remain unemployed. I accept that as true not just for museums but for many other industries. My intent in this post is simply to offer examples of what has worked for some folks, not to discount or dismiss the very real concerns of those seeking employment.
As a starting point…
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