What's New in Museum Studies notes from the edge

Sustaining Places Updated

Thanks to the enthusiastic efforts of this fall’s section of our core graduate seminar MSST 600, Sustaining Places (www.sustainingplaces.com ) is getting a new look and many new resources with useful annotations.  Let us...

Tenth Annual Collections SWAT Team in Wilmington, DE

The 2019 Collections SWAT Team will work in the Research Library of the Delaware Historical Society for two weeks beginning on January 7.  We look forward to helping our friend Chief Curator Leigh Rifenburg,...

Summer Internships, Had Me A Blast!

Summer internships, happened so fast! With Autumn officially upon us, a number of Museum Studies graduate students have wrapped up summer internships in Maryland, Delaware, and Pennsylvania, and shared with us a brief snapshot...

The Skies the Limit at AMC!

Spending his summer “[experiencing] how the past, present, and future collide,” at the Air Mobility Command Museum, sophomore Justin Richards’ internship proved to be an educational and inspiring one. He was able to spend...

Cultural Extension

The University of Delaware’s Museum Studies Program trains students through hands-on experiences in courses, service projects and internships. We are also committed to supporting the museum community of Delaware and the region, especially the...

It’s a law!

It all began as class project in the Intro to Museum Studies course. Even though the class ended in December 2016, the students were just getting started. After almost two years of meetings with politicians...

History Behind the Scenes

“How do you store and care for historical artifacts ranging from quilts to books? Is it ever OK to sell them off? Where do we find money to fund educational programming about the American...

“Parallel Visions, Parallel Lives”

Can art change lives? The Delaware Department of Correction certainly thinks so. And Museum Studies student Bridget Killian agrees. In 1979, the James T. Vaughn Male Correctional Center in Smyrna, Delaware has run a...

Student Victory at Legislative Hall

In the Fall of 2016, Museum Studies students (Sarah Berndt, Sam Christenson, Tess Frydman, Sharon Hess, Kate Lenart, and Sara McNamara) developed a policy brief on why the State of Delaware needed a law...