Category: Student Work

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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Posted on May 15th, 2024 in Book Reviews, Student Work by jachigg

Remembering Enslavement: Reassembling the Southern Plantation Museum. Amy E. Potter, Stephen P. Hanna, Derek H. Alderman, Perry L. Carter, Candance Forbes Bright, and David L. Butler. Athens, Georgia: University of Georgia Press, 2022. REVIEWED BY MARY GLISSON In the wake of the brutal public murder of George Floyd and the Black Lives Matter protests that …

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Posted on May 8th, 2024 in Book Reviews, Student Work by jachigg

Museums and Social Change: Challenging the Unhelpful Museum. Edited by Adele Chynoweth, Bernadette Lynch, Klaus Petersen, and Sarah Smed. London, England. Routledge, 2020. REVIEWED BY KAYLA KELLPSH Museums and Social Change: Challenging the Unhelpful Museum critiques the museum field through the lens of activism and investigates museums’ potential to promote empowerment and social justice. Calling …

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Posted on May 6th, 2024 in Alumni, Student Work by jachigg

BY DANIELLE THOMAS Hi there! My name is Danielle Thomas and I am a recent graduate of the Museum Studies Master’s program at IUPUI – soon to be IU Indianapolis. I am from Peru, IN originally. I moved to Muncie after high school to attend Ball State University where I graduated with my Bachelor’s in …

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Posted on May 6th, 2024 in Events, Internships, Student Work by jachigg

Our graduate interns, whether they found their internship through our matching program or on their own, take an academic internship course alongside the actual job. This course is an arranged learning experience in museum work appropriate to individual career goals focusing on an aspect of museum practice and working with a museum mentor in the …

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Posted on April 23rd, 2024 in Student Work by jachigg

By Jacob Higgins Congratulations to Museum Studies certificate undergraduate student Camryn Bembry for earning the inaugural Undergraduate Scholar Award recent award at Temple University’s Barnes Conference! Camryn’s winning work examined the intersection of tribal identity and interracial conflict in the Choctaw Nation. It grew out of research she conducted as part of Dr. Holly Cusack-McVeigh’s …

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Posted on March 3rd, 2024 in Book Reviews, Student Work by jachigg

Museums, Modernity and Conflict: Museums and Collections in and of War Since the Nineteenth Century. Edited by Kate Hill. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge. 2020. REVIEWED BY JASON HOUSLEY Commonly attributed to such varied personages as Winston Churchill, Herman Goring and Missouri Senator George Graham Vest, the aphorism ‘’History is written by the victors’’  pertains to the …

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Posted on February 5th, 2024 in Book Reviews, Student Work by jachigg

On Withdrawal—Scenes of Refusal, Disappearance, and Resilience in Art and Cultural Practices edited by Sebastian Eduardo Dávila, Rebecca Hanna John, Ulrike Jordan, Thorsten Schneider, Judith Sieber, and Nele Wulff. Diaphanes & University of Chicago Press, 2023. REVIEWED BY GRACIE COLLIER Museums foremost serve the public, and all too often the public is considered only in …

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