Museum Studies

MSU Museum Studies Program E-Newsletter, August 3, 2016

August 3, 2016




MSU Museum Studies Program E-Newsletter


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

1) Great Lakes Folk Festival, East Lansing, MI, August 12-14

The Michigan State University Museum presents the Great Lakes Folk Festival in downtown East Lansing, Michigan — music, dance and culture from across America and around the world. The award-winning Great Lakes Folk Festival, produced by the MSU Museum’s Michigan Traditional Arts Program, is a celebration of culture, tradition and community. The Michigan State University Museum works year-round to develop this festival program that reflects the immense variety and vitality of art, skill, knowledge, and wisdom of our cultural heritage for the public. GLFF offers a one-of-a-kind mix of music and dance stages, demonstrations of traditional arts and storytelling, food, an arts marketplace, and many special activities for kids and their companions.

Details at: http://greatlakesfolkfest.net/2016/

 

2) Fire Within: A New Generation of Chinese Women Artists, Broad Art Museum, August 27

Fire Within: A New Generation of Chinese Women Artists focuses a critical lens on the artistic production of a group of highly talented, emerging women artists from China. Collectively, the artists in this exhibition investigate a wide-range of themes and issues, including the status of women in China; cultural and gender identity; interpersonal relationships; and more broad sociopolitical dynamics, both in China and beyond. Importantly, their probing investigations stir discussion and draw attention to their diverse and varied experiences.

Details at: http://www.broadmuseum.msu.edu/exhibitions/fire-within-new-generation-chinese-women-artists


Local: Exhibitions, Events, Internship Opportunities

3) 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: http://impression5.org/Join/Volunteering.aspx

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

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

Details at:  http://www.michiganwomenshalloffame.org/volunteer.aspx.


State/National/Regional: Conferences, Workshops

 

5)   Behind the Scenes at the DIA: Conservation, Registration, and Storage, Detroit Institute of Arts, Aug 4

In this workshop, participants will break into small groups and rotate between the Conservation, Registration, and Collections Management Departments of the Detroit Institute of Art.  Each session will begin with a short presentation followed by a behind the scenes tour that will demonstrate the methods and concerns outlined in the presentation. 

Details at: http://www.michiganmuseums.org/event-2248091


6) Preserving Your Family Photos, Detroit Historical Society, August 16

Adam Lovell, Society Curator of Collections, will show you how to identify, preserve, store, and present your family photographs, albums, and paper documents at 7 p.m. at the Dexter District Library (3255 Alpine St, Dexter, MI)

Details at: http://detroithistorical.org/things-do/events-calendar/events-listing/preserving-your-family-photos

 7) The Spirit of Rebirth, 2016 AASLH/MMA Annual Meeting, Detroit, MI, Sept. 14-17

Details at: http://about.aaslh.org/conference/

 8) Preservation 101, Northeast Document Conservation Center

The Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC)will host a ten-session webinar series entitled, “Preservation 101” from September 8- November 17, 2016.

Details at: https://www.nedcc.org/preservation-training/training-currentlist?show=0

Deadline: September 1, 2016

 9) Costume Society of America’s Midwest Regional Symposium & Meeting, In Grand Fashion, Grand Rapids, Michigan, Sept 15-17. For program and registration visit: http://costumesocietyamerica.com/regions/mw_home/events/


Grants, Fellowships

10)  Call for Papers – Deadline September 15

Polin Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw, Poland is accepting submissions for an international conference to be held March 13-15, 2017 entitled,“Museums and their Publics at Sites of Conflicted History.”

Details at: http://www.polin.pl/en/conference-museums-and-their-publics

Deadline: September 15, 2016.

11) Multiple Fellowships, The American Geographical Society Library

The American Geographical Society Library in Milwaukee, WI invites applications for its 2017 fellowships.

Details at: http://uwm.edu/libraries/agsl/fellowshipdescriptions/

Deadline: November 4, 2016.


Internships

12) Marketing Intern, Ella Sharp Museum, Jackson, MI

Details at: http://ellasharpmuseum.org/?page_id=144

Deadline: August 3, 2016

13) Museum Collections Intern, Tuskegee Institute National Historic Site, Tuskegee, AL

Details at: http://www.thesca.org/serve/position/museum-collections-intern/po-00699633

14) Two Internships, Crosby County Pioneer Memorial Museum, Crosbyton, TX

Details at: http://jobs.aaslh.org/jobs/8310465/internship-2016-2017-crosby-county-pioneer-memorial-museum-crosbyton-texas

Deadline: September 1, 2016

15) Elementary Engineering Curriculum Development Intern, Museum of Science, Boston, MA

Details at: https://mosinternships.applicantpro.com/jobs/422165-41173.html

16) Adult Programs Production & Outreach Intern

Details at: https://mosinternships.applicantpro.com/jobs/422402-41173.html


Employment

 

17) Museum Registrar, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

Details at: http://aam-us-jobs.careerwebsite.com/jobseeker/job/29691721/Museum%20Registrar/Fine%20Arts%20Museums%20of%20San%20Francisco/?str=1&max=25&long=1&vnet=0

Deadline: August 9, 2016

18) Museum Manager, Cell Block 7 – Ella Sharp Museum, Jackson, MI

Details at: http://ellasharpmuseum.org/?page_id=859

Deadline: August 19, 2016

19) Collections Manager/Associate Preparator, Muskegon Museum of Art

Details at: http://www.muskegonartmuseum.org/collections-manager-muskegon-museum-art/

Deadline: August 22, 2016

20) Touring Exhibits Manager, Exhibits Development Group, Saint Paul, MN

Details at: http://aam-us-jobs.careerwebsite.com/jobseeker/job/29515640/Touring%20Exhibitions%20Manager/Exhibits%20Development%20Group/?str=1&max=25&vnet=0&long=1

21) Director of Programs and Audience Engagement, North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC

Details at: http://aam-us-jobs.careerwebsite.com/jobseeker/job/29719146/Director%20of%20Programs%20%26%20Audience%20Engagement/North%20Carolina%20Museum%20of%20Art/?str=1&max=25&long=1&vnet=0

Deadline: August 25, 2016

22)Exhibition Designer, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Details at: http://aam-us-jobs.careerwebsite.com/jobseeker/job/29701192/Exhibition%20Designer/Art%20Institute%20of%20Chicago/?str=1&max=25&long=1&vnet=0

23) Collection Information Assistant, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY

Details at: http://aam-us-jobs.careerwebsite.com/jobseeker/job/29700745/Collection%20Information%20Assistant/Brooklyn%20Museum/?str=1&max=25&long=1&vnet=0

24) Director of Development, Schiele Museum of Natural History and Planetarium, Gastonia, NC

Details at: http://aam-us-jobs.careerwebsite.com/jobseeker/job/29700685/Director%20of%20Development/The%20Schiele%20Musem%20of%20Natural%20History%20and%20Planetarium,%20Inc./?str=1&max=25&long=1&vnet=0

25) Curator, The Bryan Museum, Galveston, TX

Details at: http://aam-us-jobs.careerwebsite.com/jobseeker/job/29700600/Curator/The%20Bryan%20Museum/?str=1&max=25&long=1&vnet=0

26) Curator of Drawings, Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH

Details at: http://aam-us-jobs.careerwebsite.com/jobseeker/job/29680078/Curator%20of%20Drawings/Cleveland%20Museum%20of%20Art/?str=26&max=25&vnet=0&long=1

27) Mellon Collection Specialist, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY

Details at: http://aam-us-jobs.careerwebsite.com/jobseeker/job/29650439/Mellon%20Collections%20Specialist/SKIDMORE%20COLLEGE/?str=26&max=25&vnet=0&long=1

28) Collections Manager, 21c Museum Hotels, Louisville, KY

Details at: http://aam-us-jobs.careerwebsite.com/jobseeker/job/29605233/Collections%20Manager/21c%20Museum%20Hotels/?str=26&max=25&vnet=0&long=1

29) Museum Educator, Chicago Academy of Sciences/Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, IL

Details at: http://www.midwestmuseums.org/jobs.html#museumCAS

30) Family Programs Manger, National Czech and Slovak Museum & Library, Cedar Rapids, IA

Details at: http://www.midwestmuseums.org/jobs.html#museumCAS

31) Science Education and Outreach Coordinator, University of Iowa Pentacrest Museums, IA

Details at: http://www.midwestmuseums.org/jobs.html#museumCAS

32) Science Interpreter, The Franklin Institute, Philadelphia, PA

Details at: http://museum.jobs/job/the-franklin-institute-philadelphia-pa-2-science-interpreter/

33) Curator of Public Programs, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, New York

Details at: http://museum.jobs/job/curator-of-public-programs-brooklyn-museum/


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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