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Berkshire Museum To Participate In National School Readiness Project

As part of an agreement with the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) awarded to Boston Children's Museum to expand its existing School Readiness through Partnerships program to three new states, the Berkshire Museum has been selected to engage in the Building a National Network of Museums and Libraries for School Readiness project.

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Local Artists Feature in Art of the Hills at the Berkshire Museum

Art of the Hills will fill more than 2,400 square feet of gallery space with 78 works by 64 artists. The exhibition is curated by jurors Amy Myers and Seung Lee from more than 530 submissions.

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Berkshire Museum Will Open at 1 pm On October 1

The Berkshire Museum, which is currently open Thursday through Monday, will close its doors on the morning of Thursday, Oct. 1, while staff attend training. The museum will open for the day at 1 pm. Reservations continue to be required at the downtown Museum; visitors are encouraged to reserve online.

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Berkshire Museum Offers Virtual After School Program

The Berkshire Museum will host After-School@Home through the fall and bring lessons on science, history, art, and culture directly to students' homes.

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The Berkshire Museum Helps Families Prepare for a Different Kind of Kindergarten

The new digital content, located here, includes an updated digital edition of the museum's award-winning publication "In Kindergarten" in addition to fun, age-appropriate videos that teach essential kindergarten skills and explore pandemic precautions for early learners.

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Berkshire Museum Operating Hours Expand to Five Days Per Week

The museum will continue to close in the middle of each day, from 2 to 2:30 p.m. on Sundays and 1 to 2 p.m. the rest of the week, for a deep cleaning of all public spaces. Through August 29, the Berkshire Museum is open Monday, Wednesday and Saturday.

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Berkshire Museum Will Reopen Saturday, Aug. 1

The museum, which will open in phases, plans to open exclusively to its members for two weeks during its first phase beginning Saturday, Aug. 1, before inviting the whole community in phase 2 starting Monday, Aug. 17.

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Berkshire Museum's 'Art of the Hills' Will Open On Time, Online

The online exhibit will kick off at 5:30 p.m. on June 6 with a virtual tour of the show presented by jurors Amy Myers and Seung Lee followed by a live Q&A.

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Berkshires Beat: Berkshire Museum Starting Series of Renovations

The lengthiest and most visible phase of construction will be the installation of a new sewer line to replace the original pipe installed when the historic institution was first built in 1903.

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Wally the Stegosaurus Departs for Restoration Summer

Wearing a mask just in case, the fiberglass Wally was carefully lifted by Berkshire Crane and Logistics onto a trailer for the 40-mile trek back to the Hudson studio for some much-needed repairs of his 50-year-old body.

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Berkshire Museum Names New Chief Engagement Officer

Ferrone has 25 years of experience in nonprofit strategic planning, philanthropy, program development, and management for arts, higher education and government organizations, most recently as the interim director of Institutional Advancement for Bard College at Simon's Rock.

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Berkshire Museum Will Be Free for Children Under 18 in 2020

The museum's annual gala in June raised more than $300,000 to support the museum's education programs and expand free access to its youngest visitors. Free admission for youth will begin in January 2020.

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Berkshire Museum Board of Trustees Elects New President

Ethan Klepetar, member of the board since 2011 and trustee vice president since 2015, is stepping into the role of president, a position previously held by Elizabeth McGraw. A trustee since 2008, McGraw will continue to serve on the museum's board as vice president alongside Trustee Vice President Melissa Scarafoni.

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Rodgers Takes Over as Head of Berkshire Museum

The Berkshire Museum is a place you can grow up in, according to Jeff Rodgers. Rodgers is the new executive director of the museum and started his new gig on Monday. He comes in the wake of a controversial period of the 116-year-old museum's history when museum officials sold off nearly two dozen pieces of its collection to raise $53 million. The sale of the art spurred significant backlash and torn a rift in the community.

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Berkshire Museum Names New Executive Director

Rodgers brings more than 20 years of museum experience to the Berkshire Museum's top job. Rodgers currently serves as provost and chief operating officer of the South Florida Museum in Bradenton, Fla.

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Berkshire Museum Announces New Chief Engagement Officer

Rigas has more than 20 years of experience in fundraising, donor engagement and management of cultural and educational organizations, most recently as the director of development at Mass MoCA.

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Berkshire Museum Trustees Vote to End Art Sales, Begin Building Repairs

Berkshire Museum officials have voted to suspend further sales of the museum's art collection and to begin repairs on the century old building.

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Berkshire Museum Announces Key Hires

"We are making thoughtful additions to a strong staff as the Berkshire Museum moves into the future with a renewed commitment to our community and our mission," said Elizabeth McGraw, president of the museum's Board of Trustees. "Local students and educators are seeking more from the museum, and we are working hard with them to expand opportunities for learning."

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