Posted on June 19th, 2024 in Book Reviews, Student Work by jachigg

Scotland’s Transnational Heritage: Legacies of Empire and Slavery. Edited by Emma Bond and Michael Morris. Edinburgh University Press, 2023. REVIEWED BY SAMANTHA SHEPHERD Edited by Emma Bond and Michael Morris, the collection of articles featured in Scotland’s Transnational Heritage provide an eye-opening introduction to Scotland’s history as an empirical benefactor and contributor to the Trans-Atlantic …

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Posted on June 17th, 2024 in Alumni, Student Work by jachigg

BY MICHAEL CRANICK As a kid, I loved going to museums. I loved exploring science museums with fossils of colossal dinosaurs. I loved exploring cultural museums and learning about places different from my home. I loved exploring history museums with artifacts from the past. I loved all kinds of museums because museums transported me to …

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Posted on June 12th, 2024 in Alumni, Student Work by jachigg

BY MADISON ZAPATA Have you ever found yourself wandering through a museum, captivated by the stories each object holds? Yeah, me too. That’s why I’m excited to give you a sneak peek into my world – the world of museums.  As someone diving headfirst into the museum profession, I’m constantly seeking new ways to expand …

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Posted on June 10th, 2024 in Alumni, Student Work by jachigg

BY JACOB HIGGINS I stood in the entryway, covered in recording equipment that made me look like some kind of robot. The Spark!Lab exhibit had just opened at Conner Prairie, and it was my responsibility to convince visitors to the museum to allow me to record their visit so that we could prove that Spark!Lab …

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Posted on June 5th, 2024 in Alumni, Student Work by jachigg

BY MEREDITH MARSHALL Are you ready to embark on an exciting journey through the world of museum collections? Look no further than my e-portfolio! As an emerging museum collections professional, I have curated a portfolio of my work that showcases my passion for preserving and showcasing cultural artifacts.  My passion for heritage preservation and public …

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Posted on June 3rd, 2024 in Alumni, Public Scholarship, Research, Student Work by jachigg

Cheers to the 2024 class of Museum Studies MAs! This is the final cohort of Museum Studies graduates from IUPUI – next year’s Museum Studies MAs will graduate from our newly renamed campus: IU Indianapolis. Our graduates have developed strategic plans with museum partners, evaluated multiple exhibits and public programs in Central Indiana, and helped …

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Posted on June 3rd, 2024 in Alumni, Student Work by jachigg

BY KATIE PLANK What do you want to do when you grow up? I hated this question as a kid. I never knew what I wanted to do. I loved everything. How could I be expected to choose just one topic to be my job, for my whole life!?! And then in my sophomore year …

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Posted on May 29th, 2024 in Book Reviews, Student Work by jachigg

Storytelling in Museums. Edited by Adina Langer. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield/AAM, 2022. REVIEWED BY IZZY SILVERMAN Storytelling is a fundamental aspect of modern museum work. However, very few museum professionals have examined how it is done and the scope of the practice. In Storytelling in Museums, Adina Langer, an experienced curator and museum professional, brings …

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Posted on May 27th, 2024 in Alumni, Student Work by jachigg

BY KIERRA ANDERSON As we are getting closer to the finish line and to graduation, many of us are dealing with a mix of feelings of being nervous and stressed just trying to get all assignments completed. Making sure you are on track to graduate is a job all on its own. For many of …

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Posted on May 20th, 2024 in Alumni, Student Work by jachigg

BY JENNI MOTT Greetings! I am thrilled to embark on this new chapter of my journey as an emerging museum professional, eager to dive into the vibrant world of museums, art, and immersive experiences. As I step into this role, I find myself brimming with anticipation for the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead. While …

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