Our undergraduates have some great internships lined up for Summer 2017. Kira Lyle is joining the Lewes Historical Society. Rachel Osnato will be at the Wilderstein Historic Site. Emily McKeon will be at the...
So after 8 amazing years with the Museum Studies Program, I will be moving to a new position with the Interdisciplinary Humanities Research Center at the University of Delaware, effective July 1. While I am excited about this next chapter, it is incredibly difficult to leave a position I love so much. I have been fortunate enough to work under the auspices of Dr. Kasey Grier during my tenure here, which as been an exciting period of personal growth for me, as well as programmatic growth. I have thoroughly enjoyed working with each and every amazing student in our program, as well as our fabulous alumni and all of those in the GLAM community. I would like to personally thank each of you for making this such a stellar experience! As this period of transition begins, I will continue to support the program until a new candidate is identified. If you are interested, or you know a colleague who may be interested in the position, please feel free to reach out. The position will post later this summer. I can honestly say you will not have an opportunity to work with a better group of people. The program continues to grow, both for our Graduate Certificate Program and our new Undergraduate Minor, and there are so many new and exciting initiatives in the near future. Special thank you to Kasey, and the Department of History, for your support. I will still be involved in Public Humanities and Digital Scholarship at UD in my new role with the IRHC, so I do hope to continue to see and hear from you all! My contact info will remain the same, and you can always find me on Social Media! From the bottom of my heart, THANK YOU!!! Most Sincerely, Tracy Jentzsch ... See MoreSee Less
Join in the celebration of the 3rd International Museum Workers Day IMWD, on Thursday June 29, 2017.
IMWD is a global community of heritage and museum professionals -- conservators, scholars, art historians, archaeologists, anthropologists, curators, artists, filmmakers, performance artists, architects, designers & many others -- whose expertise and dedication help create, discover, preserve, and exhibit our tangible and non-tangible cultural heritage.
IMWD's mission is to educate the public about various professions in the heritage (tangible, non-tangible, portable and non-portable) & museum fields.
ORIGINS The project was initiated by American museologist and filmmaker Homa Taj of MUSEUMVIEWS. The initiative, founded in 2015, was initially called Hug A Museum Worker Day in the spirit of "International Hug a Medievalist Day."
LOCATION #IMWD2017 will take place across various social media - Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Google+, YouTube, etc.
ACTIVITY Museum Workers are invited to introduce their professions by sharing videos or photos of themselves (with their colleagues) in their work environment. Camera-shy Heritage & Museum Workers may choose to share a video or photograph of an object that embodies their profession, accompanied with a brief description of their job.
Relevant images posted by Museum & Heritage Workers - tagged #IMWD2017 - may be shared across various platforms on our social media feeds. We also actively encourage other artists, designers, performers, as well as museum & heritage institutions to do the same.
LOCATION Please visit our INSTAGRAM for images (all credits due to their original sources):
The latest Tweets from MuseumWorkersDay (@MuseumWorkerDay). [Formerly @HAMuseumW] INT'L #MuseumWorkersDay aims to educate the public about various professions in the museum world. | Advocacy by @museu...
Here is a free workbook to help you think about technology policies for your museum. IdealWare works for all kinds of nonprofits. These days, all sorts of computer records are vulnerable, and museums seem to be a little behind other groups in thinking about these problems. ... See MoreSee Less