Museum Studies

MSU Museum Studies Newsletter, October 2nd, 2017

MSU Museum Studies Program E-Newsletter

Museum Studies News, Events, and Resources

1.Michigan Museums Association Annual Conference 2017, October 17-19

 The MMA Annual Conference is finally here!  The conference will take place at the Radisson Hotel in Lansing October 17 – 19.  The topic this year is “Sharing our Stories: The role of Museums in Michigan”. Online Registration closes October 3rd, don’t miss out!

Message from Dr. Susan J. Bandes, Program Director –

Quite a few of us have been working over the summer on various committees of the Michigan Museum Association to ensure that the upcoming annual meeting in Lansing on October 17-19 is a success. Several MSU museum staff members are participating on panels and the MSU Museum and Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum are hosting receptions during the conference. In addition, two of our students were chosen in a competitive process to present papers in the student session on Thursday. The Museum Studies program is the sponsor of the student breakfast that morning and the College of Arts and Letters has provided funding for student scholarships to attend the conference. I encourage students to take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to meet professionals in the field, develop networks, and learn about current issues and concerns in the museum world. The conference is held all over the state and has not been in Lansing since 1998 so we can benefit from its proximity this year. I look forward to seeing you at the MMA meeting.  

Register for the conference here. Online Registration closes October 3rd!


2. Free AASLH Student memberships

 The MSU Museum Studies Program is a member of the American Association of State and Local History. As a result, we can offer free student memberships to those who are interested. AASLH is the professional organization for museums and historical institutions. Among the many benefits of membership are discounts on books, magazines and conferences, access to the robust website (, job and internship listings, and continuing education. Recent graduates can join the organization for one-year at the New Professional membership (a $45 value) at the Student membership rate ($30). If you are interested in joining, contact Prof. Susan J. Bandes,

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

3. MSU Broad – Education Internship

The MSU Broad is seeking Education Interns! Apply on Handshake –

Education Intern: School Programs (Handshake)

Education Intern: Family Programs (Handshake)


4. MSU Broad – Field Station: Duane Linklater Opening Reception and Artist Conversation, Friday, October 6, 6–8pm

Meet the artist at the opening reception of Field Station: Duane Linklater. At 7pm, Assistant Curator Carla Acevedo-Yates will lead a conversation with Linklater. An Omaskêko Cree artist from Moose Cree First Nation, Linklater will present an installation of new and recent work that addresses issues of cultural loss and recovery of indigenous language, culture, and history.


5. MSU Museum National Fossil Day Celebration, Sunday, October 8, 2017. 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm.

The Family Fossil Fun Event is for the whole family to enjoy! Come experience a fossil dig & sift, scavenger hunt, fossil molds to make and take, face painting, fossil ID competition with prizes, Michigan Geological Survey CoreKids program, and more! This is a FREE event.

MI Earth Science Teachers Association will also be on hand to share their expertise and provide inexpensive resources for educators and fossil enthusiasts in the MESTA Rock Shop, fossil edition. This event is generously sponsored by MSUFCU.


6. Broad Underground Film Series: In the Hinterlands of Detroit, Friday, October 20, 7pm

Join Detroit-based filmmaker Julia Yezbick for a screening of three short films, featuring Into the Hinterlands, an experimental documentary about the Hinterlands, a Detroit-based performance ensemble whose physical practice reaches through and beyond the body towards the ecstatic unknown. Broad Underground is an ongoing collaboration between the MSU Broad, Film Studiesprogram, and Department of English at MSU. This years partnering venue is The Robin Theatre in REO Town, Lansing. Stay tuned for information on our season finale at Abrams Planetarium! Special thanks to the Lansing Public Media Center.


7. Michigan State University Informal Learning Day 2017, October 20.

We’re having our first-ever Informal Learning Day at MSU on October 20, 2017! Please see the flyer (link below) for information and share with others. Everyone’s invited! Informal Learning Day is a celebration of informal learning at MSU, showcasing campus informal education venues for the MSU community and local K-12 teachers.


8. MSU Broad – Transported Man Exhibition Closes October 22

Don’t miss your last chance to see this magical exhibition! The exhibition is closing October 22nd.

9. Informal Learning Network Speaker Series

The schedule for the 2017-18 Informal Learning Network Speakers Series has been announced. MSU’s Informal Learning Network focuses on learning that takes place outside the classroom – typically in museums, cultural centers and other non-classroom settings and can occur within any discipline. Its a great way for people to increase the visibility of informal education research, teaching and outreach work across campus. Click here for the schedule.


10. Apparitions and Archaeology: A Haunted Campus Tour, October 25

Join MSU Campus Archaeology and the MSU Paranormal Society for our annual Apparitions & Archaeology Haunted Campus Tour! This hour long walking tour highlights haunted archaeological sites on the northern portion of Michigan State University’s historic campus. Appropriate for all ages. Free!

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

11. MMA Conference – October 17 – 19, Lansing Michigan.

MMA’s Annual Conference Sharing our Stories: The Role of Michigan Museums will be taking place in Lansing this year, October 17 – 19. The conference will take place at the Radisson Hotel Lansing at the Capitol, in downtown Lansing, with tours and receptions offsite. The schedule consists of evening receptions hosted by the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, the Michigan History Center, and the MSU Museum, as well as tours of local galleries and museums. This is a wonderful showcase for our local museums, and an exciting chance for students to get involved in the conference.  Register here . Registration Closes October 3rd!

12. Frank Lloyd Wright in Okemos: Built and Unbuilt Designs, October 8

Lecture on Frank Lloyd Wright in Okemos, at 12:00 Noon in Room 118 Psychology Building at MSU with Dr. Susan J Bandes. Followed by a tour of the four Frank Lloyd Wright homes that were built in Okemos. For tour tickets visit:


13. Meet the Block – October 11, Lansing Michigan

After Creative Placemaking Summit 3, join the Riverwalk TheatreR.E. Olds Transportation Museum, and Impression 5 Science Center, in partnership with the Arts Council of Greater Lansing, for an evening of entertainment and artisan cocktails! You’re invited to “Meet the Block” and experience the fantastic cultural organizations that live at the end of Museum Drive, right along the Grand River. Featuring special musical guest Gabriel Brass Band and custom craft cocktails from American Fifth Spirits!The block party kicks-off with the unveiling of the new Museum Drive Arts Impact sculpture by artist and engineer Ivan Iler! This adult-focused event is free and open to the public


State/National/Regional Conferences, Workshops and Other Resources

14. MMA Annual Conference 2017, October 17-19 , Register here . Registration Closes October 3rd!

15. Becoming a Champion for Museums, October 17, Lansing MI

16. Museum Computer Network (MCN) 2017 Annual Conference: Looking Back, Thinking Forward, Taking Action; November 7-10, Pittsburgh, PA: Register here.

Grants, Fellowships



19. MSU Broad Art Museum Education Intern: School Programs (Handshake)

20. MSU Broad Art Museum Education Intern: Family Programs (Handshake)

21. Fort Bend Museum 2018 Spring Internship – Fort Bend Museum, Richmond TX

22. Public Affairs Intern – Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit MI

23. Communications and Special Projects Intern – UICA, Grand Rapids MI

24. Development Intern – UICA, Grand Rapids MI

25. Michigan History Center – Accreditation Intern

26. Digital Collections and Digital Humanities PAID Internship — Grosse Pointe Historical Society, Grosse Point Farms, MI

27Collection and Archives Intern (paid) Apple Wood (Ruth Mott Foundation) Flint, MI

28. Education and Events Intern (paid) Apple Wood (Ruth Mott Foundation) Flint, MI

29. MSU Museum Internships East Lansing, MI

30. Lansing Art Gallery – Intern, Lansing MI


31. Executive Director – Newaygo County Museum and Heritage Center, Newaygo MI

32. Collection Manager, University of Michigan Museum of Anthropological Archaeology, Ann Arbor MI

33. Program Development Manager – U of M Museum of Natural History, Ann Arbor MI

34. Government Records Archivist – Michigan History Center, Lansing MI

35Director of Visitor Experiences – Historic Ford Estates

36. Marketing and Development Manager – Krasl Art Center, St Joseph, MI

37. General Museum Educator – Ann Arbor Hands On Museum, Ann Arbor MI

38Museum Educator – Flint Children’s Museum, Flint MI

39. Historic Presenter – Historic Charlton Park, Hastings MI

40Vice President of Development – Grand Rapids Public Museum, Grand Rapids MI

41Cafe Employee – MOCA Detroit, Detroit MI

42. Visitor Services Associate – MOCA Detroit, Detroit MI

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Editor, MSUMSP E-Newsletter: Max Evjen, Exhibitions Technology Specialist, MSU  Museum; Arts & Cultural Management and Museum Studies, Site Specific Performance, Department of Theatre, Michigan State University

Editorial Assistant: Jacob Roberts
Max Evjen

Arts & Cultural Management and Museum Studies
Site Specific Performance
Department of Theatre
Michigan State University

Exhibitions Technology Specialist
Michigan State University Museum

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