Category: Student Work

Webinar screen shot featuring a slide that says "Museum 9 to 5: What a way to make a livin'!"
Posted on May 12th, 2023 in Alumni, Events, Student Work by Laura Holzman

The 2023 graduating cohort of Museum Studies MA students organized a panel discussion about labor and labor equity in museums and related fields. Panelists: Jamillah R. Gabriel (MSTD MA ’16), Critical Pedagogy Research Librarian, Harvard University Martha Morris,  Associate Professor Emerita, George Washington University Anna Smyrl, Museum Assistant, Historical Museum at Fort Missoula; Secretary, Historical Museum at Fort …

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Posted on May 12th, 2023 in Book Reviews, Student Work by Laura Holzman

Libraries, Archives, and Museums: An Introduction to Cultural Heritage Institutions through the Ages. Suzanne M. Stauffer, ed. Blue Ridge Summit: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2021. REVIEWED BY KATHRYN PLANK What is the purpose of cultural institutions and what are their roles in society?  Suzanne Stauffer’s book, Libraries, Archives, and Museums: An Introduction to Cultural Heritage …

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Posted on May 9th, 2023 in Book Reviews, Student Work by Laura Holzman

The Rise and Rise of the Private Art Museum, by Georgina Adam. Lund Humphries in association with Sotheby’s Association of Art, 2021. REVIEWED BY SYD OVERTOOM When considering where to get one’s foot in the door concerning museum work, private museums are usually not at the top of the list. As individuals interested in working …

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Posted on May 5th, 2023 in Book Reviews, Student Work by Laura Holzman

Idea Colliders: The Future of Science Museums, by Michael John Gorman. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2020. REVIEWED BY MICHAEL CRANICK In Idea Colliders, Michael John Gorman explores the future of science museums. He quotes cellist Yo-Yo Ma about the “edge effect,” a place where spaces are created “to nurture cross-pollination of ideas” (Gorman 2020, 1). Gorman …

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Posted on May 2nd, 2023 in Book Reviews, Student Work by Laura Holzman

Doing Women’s History in Public: A Handbook for Interpretation at Museums and Historic Sites, by Heather Huyck. Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield, 2020. REVIEWED BY SOFIA ANTILA Heather Huyck’s guide to interpreting women’s history, published in 2020, delves into the way women’s history has been, and should be, interpreted through oral, visual, and written sources. This …

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A round red pin with the words "I am loved" in white
Posted on April 10th, 2023 in Events, Public Scholarship, Student Work by Laura Holzman

IUPUI Museum Studies students working with Dr. Lois Silverman organized an exciting array of programs as part of the Museum of Broken Relationships Indianapolis. Many of these events grew out of applied projects in Dr. Silverman’s Museum Education course. Learn more at the links below! Events A Fair of the Heart: Valentine’s Night with the …

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Posted on January 30th, 2023 in Student Work by rileyshr

By Morgan Coffman By this point, class is now officially over. It’s been a long semester with many hurdles along the way, but the end products that everyone has been producing have been well worth the trouble. It’s been very exciting to see everyone’s finished products, and the last class brought with it the last …

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Posted on January 26th, 2023 in Student Work by rileyshr

By John Terwilliger So we made it. December 7 was our final class meeting. It has been a challenging road to get to this point – at least for me. But we made it. For this week of class we wrapped up some loose ends that needed to be addressed. We began with presentations from …

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Posted on January 24th, 2023 in Student Work by rileyshr

  Creating an exhibit requires not just all the curatorial tools (planning, designing, prototyping, and others) but also an “open mind.”  My team and I are responsible for developing a Satellite Display in Cavanaugh Hall on the IUPUI Campus. The task reminded me of a display I saw back in India before coming here, in …

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Posted on January 24th, 2023 in Student Work by rileyshr

By Marissa Hamm   Although we did not have a class meeting this week, Curatorial Practices students were very busy thinking about the Museum of Broken Relationships Indianapolis exhibit and the idea of “fit,” both physically and theoretically.  One of the major ways we are considering fit is in regards to our satellite display exhibits. For …

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