Class Trip: Waterloo Region Museum!
This past Friday some MMSt students had an amazing experience at the Waterloo Region Museum in Kitchener. There's a great Musings post that has many of the students' thoughts and experiences. Great job Kathleen and all of our friends at the Waterloo Region Museum who helped plan such an insightful and helpful day for our students!
Read about the trip here.
PS: The next trip to Hamilton is November 10th; please contact Kathleen (email@example.com) to sign up!
May Mountmaking Workshop
On May 27th and 28th some of our MMst students took part in a mountmaking workshop held through the Inforum's iSkills workshop session. The instructor this year was Devorah Romanek, Curator of Exhibits at the Maxwell Museum of Anthropology, University of New Mexico. Wow!
Check out some of these examples! One day focused on storage mounts, while the second day focused on exhibit mounts. They require different techniques, materials, and ways of thinking. If you want to gain a better understanding of how to store and display objects, this workshop is a must!
Below: Sarah Kelly's display and storage set-ups!
Emily Welsh chose a cute little turtle for her display object with an intricate bowl for her storage choice.
This old pulley from our collection looks safer now!
Make sure to stay posted on all of the iSkills workshop opportunities next year!
Important Talks This Month
We have important talks happening in our faculty this month for an Assistant Professor position in the teaching stream for Knowledge Management and Information Management. It is very important that our students attend if possible in order to provide necessary feedback to the searching committee! This professor will be teaching 6 classes per semester so they will have an enormous impact on the student experience in our faculty.
First Candidate: Colin Furness on June 6th, 10:30-12:00 in BL 728
Second Candidate: Umar Ruhi from Ottawa U on June 12th, 10:30-12:00
Both include a free lunch!
Please see your emails for further details, and please seriously consider attending if possible. We all have an impact on our faculty!
Aurora, Maeghan, Julia, & Jessica presented at the Folklore Studies Association of Canada Conference at Congress 2017 in Toronto last weekend! Organized by Professor Irina Mihalache, the students each delivered a 10-minute presentation on their interpretation processes from a project completed in the Exhibitions, Interpretation, Communication module, which was partnered with the Toronto Ward Museum. Each student was paired with an object from the University of Toronto Archives to share a story of migration. After the presentations, Professor Mihalache led a discussion period where the audience could ask questions about the presented objects. This opportunity helped further develop research skills and strategies, provided a platform to practice sharing interpretive processes, and allowed students to discuss how challenges were overcome with other practicing professionals. After their panel, the group was able to attend and engage in other discussions and presentations with museum professionals and academics. What a great professional development opportunity! Feel free to reach out to Aurora, Maeghan, Julia, or Jessica to ask about their experience!
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