Museum Studies

MSU Museum Studies Program E-Newsletter, June 2, 2016

June 2, 2016

MSU Museum Studies Program E-Newsletter

 MSU Museums, Galleries, and Collections: Events, Exhibitions, Internship, and Volunteer Opportunities

1)   Be a Tourist in Your Own Town, Greater Lansing Area, MI, June 4

In partnership with the Greater Lansing Convention & Visitors Bureau.

2)   YAN XING, Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, East Lansing, MI, June 4

Yan Xing (b. 1986) is part of a young generation of Chinese artists who were born after the Cultural Revolution, and with therefore no direct connection of the social, political and cultural issues that informed the earlier generation. This exhibition brings together important works from throughout Yan Xing’s career, as well a newly created site-specific work based on the Broad MSU’s historic art collection.  Details at:

Local: Exhibitions, Events, Internship Opportunities

3)   150th Anniversary of the Return of the Civil War Battle Flags, Michigan State Capitol, July 9

On July 4th, 1866 Governor Henry Crapo accepted on behalf of the state of Michigan the war-weary, bullet-torn and blood-stained flags that our proud Michigan volunteers bore into battle during the recently ended Civil War. On Saturday, July 9, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. the capitol will be commemorating the 150th anniversary of the return of the Civil War battle flags to Michigan and the 25th anniversary of Save The Flags, the project to preserve this truly amazing collection. The ceremony will take place on the east steps of the State Capitol in Lansing. Please join numerous state dignitaries, historians, donors and Civil War re-enactors (many of whom will be in attendance with their replica battle flags) as we honor the sacrifice of our proud Michigan Civil War soldiers. Details at:

4) Volunteers Needed, Impression 5 Science Center, Lansing, MI

Positions Include: Exhibit area Volunteers, First Impression Room Assistants, Chemistry Lab and Demonstration Assistants, Exhibit Shop Aids, & Custodian Volunteers.

 Details at:

 5) Multiple Internships, The Michigan Women’s Historical Center & Hall of Fame, Lansing, MI

Opportunities include:  Docents, Clerical, Collections Assistants, and Special Events. 

 Details at:

State/National/Regional: Conferences, Workshops

6) AASLH Webinar “Lights, Camera, Action, Oh My! Filming At Your Historic Site” June 2

7) Call for Presenters, Ninth International Conference on the Inclusive Museum, Cincinnati, OH, Due: June 16
8) AASLH Webinar “Collections Care YOU Can Do and What to Leave to Conservators” June 22
9) Interpretive Writing for Museum Exhibits and Outdoor Interpretive Panels (Cranbrook House) June 29
10) “The Exhibit: From Concept to Opening and Beyond” Northwest University, Chicago, IL July 22-23
11) Annual Meeting, American Association for State and Local History, Detroit, MI, Sept. 14-17

Grants, Fellowships

12) Clark Travel-to-Collections Research Fellowship, The Henry Ford, Dearborn, MI



13) State Archaeologist’s Collection Assistance Internship, History Colorado Center, Denver, CO



14) Registrar, Historical Society of Frederick County, Frederick, MD, Due:  June 30
15) Metadata Specialist, Historyit, Portland, ME
16) Museum Tour Guide, Shaker Museum, New Lebanon, NY
17) Development Associate, Air Zoo
18) Part-Time Collections Specialist, Monroe County Historical Museum
19) Donor Relations Officer, Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI
20) Database Administrator, Holocaust Memorial Center, Farmington Hills, MI
21) Director of Annual Giving and Membership, Cranbrook Educational Community, Bloomfield Hills, MI
22) Visitor Service Associate, Flint Children’s Museum, Flint, MI
23) Exhibition Designer, Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI
24) Major Gifts Officer, Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI
25) Museum Director, Wyandotte Historical Museums, Wyandotte, MI
26) Collections Manager, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX
27) Collections Manager, National Law Enforcement Museum, Washington, DC
28) Manager of Community Engagement, Cleveland Museum of Natural History, Cleveland, OH
29) Public Programs Associate, Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco, CA
30) Operations Coordinator, Woodlawn/Pope-Leighey House Historic Site, Alexandria, VA
31) Curatorial Assistant, Holocaust Museum, Houston, TX
32) Director – Learning and Engagement, The Henry Ford, MI
33) Research Support Specialist, The Henry Ford, MI
34) Digital Imaging Archivist, The Henry Ford, MI
35) Museum Educator – Central Michigan University, MI


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Editor, MSUMSP E-Newsletter: Max Evjen, Exhibitions Technology Specialist, MSU  Museum; Arts and Cultural Management, Department of Theatre, Michigan State University
Editorial Assistant: Nick VanAcker