December 8, 2017
MSU Museum Studies Program E-Newsletter
Dr. Austin Mast of the Florida State University Department of Biological Science is looking forstudents who are interested in gaining experience as a curator of a dynamic biodiversityresearch collection at Florida State University‘s Robert K. Godfrey Herbariums while working towards a graduate degree on the topic of plant diversity and distribution, biodiversity informatics, and/or citizen science. Students have traditionally held the position for 2–3 years and have TA’d or RA’d during their remaining time at FSU to broaden their experience even further. All students that are accepted to the program receive stipend salary support, full tuition waiver, a contribution to the student health insurance plan and annual travel allowance to attend conferences. Applications begin to be considered on Dec. 1, 2017, but the final deadline for applications is not until January 31, 2018 Interested individuals should also contact Dr. Austin Mast directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more info on the lab, including the fun stuff that they are doing with augmented reality technology, visit this link.
2. Student Profile: Madison Kautman
Initially unsure which career path to pursue, Kautman spent her first year and a half at MSU trying out classes that sounded interesting. Two of those classes, entry-level Art History and Professional Writing courses, inspired her to declare both those as majors during the second semester of her sophomore year, and shortly after she decided to pursue a Museum Studies minor.
“It was interesting how it all happened,” said Kautman, now a senior. “They all just came together really well because I’ve always loved art, history, and museums, and I’ve also always really loved writing. Being able to combine those has been really interesting, and the opportunities that MSU offers to support it has been really awesome.”
Since making the final decision about her majors, Kautman’s world has been a whirlwind of extraordinary professional experiences, including three internships and co-curating a Wharton Center exhibit.
More about Madison here.
MSU Museums, Galleries, and Collections: Events, Exhibitions, Internship, and Volunteer Opportunities
Programmed by Kaveh Askari. Join us for a critique of media and cultural imperialism through a reenactment of the 13th-century Mongol invasion of Iran. Broad Underground is an ongoing collaboration between the MSU Broad, Film Studies program, and Department of English at MSU.
Meet the artist at the opening reception of Field Station: Kathryn Andrews. At 7pm, Assistant Curator Steven L. Bridges will lead a conversation with Andrews. Andrews’ exhibition addresses the MSU Broad’s history as a site for the filming of the movie Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), using the museum as a set for her own dramaturgy.
Bring the whole family to the MSU Broad to warm up with hot cocoa and winter inspired art-making activities while listening to holiday classics performed by Verdant Winds. Don’t miss additional guest appearances by the cast of the Capital Ballet Theatre’s production of The Nutcracker.
Meet up with fellow Michigan Emerging Museum Professionals at our annual holiday party! The celebrations will begin at 6PM at the Applewood Estate in Flint with a private tour. Festivities will continue just down the street at 7:15pm at the Sloan Museum – enjoy food and drink, explore the exhibits and network with other museum professionals from across Michigan. A cash bar will be available.
Please following the directions to Applewood Estate as listed here: http://www.ruthmottfoundation.org/visit-applewood-2/directions-map/
GPS alone won’t get you there!
14. Lansing Art Gallery 2017 Holiday Exhibition
State/National/Regional Conferences, Workshops and Other Resources
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