MSU Museum Studies Program E-Newsletter
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 conferenceOnline Registration closesOctober 3rd!
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, email@example.com.
MSU Museums, Galleries, and Collections: Events, Exhibitions, Internship, and Volunteer Opportunities
Meet the artist at the opening reception of . 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.
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.
Join Detroit-based filmmaker 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, program, and at MSU. This year’s partnering venue is in REO Town, Lansing. Stay tuned for information on our season finale at ! Special thanks to the Lansing Public Media Center.
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.
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.
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!
The conference will take place at the , in downtown Lansing, with tours and receptions offsite.Register
After , join the , , and , in partnership with the , 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 and custom craft cocktails from !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
15. , October 17, Lansing MI
16.; November 7-10, Pittsburgh, PA: Register .
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