UGA Museum Studies Program

UGA Museum Studies Program The interdisciplinary Program in Museum Studies at the University of Georgia provides a broad overview of the history of museums as well as knowledge of museum theory, methodology, and practice consistent with national and international standards.

Another way for museums can do good for their communities:https://hyperallergic.com/572991/queens-museum-pantry-covid-19...
07/16/2020
Queens Museum Hosts Food Pantry to Help NYC Borough at Epicenter of COVID-19 Crisis

Another way for museums can do good for their communities:
https://hyperallergic.com/572991/queens-museum-pantry-covid-19/?utm_source=American+Alliance+of+Museums&utm_campaign=2e92c9b0d8-Dispatches_July16_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_f06e575db6-2e92c9b0d8-37297265

Every Wednesday since June 17, the Queens Museum has hosted a food pantry designed to serve 1,000 families weekly, distributing a week’s worth of fresh and nonperishable food items.

Museum educators are finding ways to reach visitors even as their museums remain closed:https://www.nwaonline.com/news/2...
07/16/2020
Museum In The Community: Crystal Bridges delivers art at home

Museum educators are finding ways to reach visitors even as their museums remain closed:
https://www.nwaonline.com/news/2020/jul/10/museum-in-the-community-crystal-bridges-delivers/?utm_source=American+Alliance+of+Museums&utm_campaign=2e92c9b0d8-Dispatches_July16_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_f06e575db6-2e92c9b0d8-37297265

It's one week into a six-week program that gives over 120 families living in Fayetteville Housing Authority facilities the opportunity to learn about and create art. And Resident Engagement Coordinator Mary Eileen Finch says the project, called "My Museum Kit," is getting rave reviews.

Names are important issues on college campuses and museums. Here's a way to share your thoughts with the USG advisory gr...
07/15/2020

Names are important issues on college campuses and museums. Here's a way to share your thoughts with the USG advisory group on names. Sadly, they only permit 300 words but it's a start.

From Archnews 7/15/2020 -

To Members of the University of Georgia Community:

As many of you are aware, Board of Regents Chair Sachin Shailendra and Chancellor Steve Wrigley of the University System of Georgia recently asked an advisory group to review and study the names of buildings and colleges on all USG campuses, including the University of Georgia, and report to the Board on any recommended changes.

The chair of this advisory group, President Marion Ross Fedrick of Albany State University, has issued a call for input that will assist the group as it carries out this important and timely initiative.

Toward this goal, the advisory group has established an online form to collect feedback from anyone wishing to share any thoughts or suggestions they might have. The link to the form is:

https://www.usg.edu/naming_advisory_group

Please note: Sharing your name or email address is optional. Not requiring a name or email allows participants to remain anonymous, or they can self-identify. The purpose is to capture as much information as possible via this venue.

Thank you in advance for your contributions to this effort.
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How Chinese Museums handled reopening.
07/13/2020
How Chinese Museums Closed and Reopened During COVID-19

How Chinese Museums handled reopening.

What Chinese museums did during their month-long closure Almost all Chinese museums closed immediately on January 24, only one day after the city of Wuhan locked down, to reduce the risk of infecti…

A museum changes its name...
07/13/2020
Plymouth Museum Changing Name

A museum changes its name...

A living history museum in Massachusetts focused on colonial life on the English settlement at Plymouth is planning to change its name to better reflect the Native Americans that long lived in the region.

Highlighting a local(ish) institution today, where two UGA Museum Studies students are doing virtual internships this su...
07/09/2020
Threads of Memory Exhibit

Highlighting a local(ish) institution today, where two UGA Museum Studies students are doing virtual internships this summer: The Museum of History and Holocaust Education at Kennesaw: https://seekbeak.com/v/kvPq4Qlk1Aw

Opened in December 2019, this exhibit introduces and unite themes that run throughout the other exhibitions at the Museum of History and Holocaust Education. Explore by holding down your left mouse button or swiping your finger on a touchscreen.

07/08/2020
The Academy of Natural Sciences

The Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia has a suggestion for what to do with the rest of your summer.

Join Academy entomologists to learn about building your own collection of insect specimens.

More from NMAAHC:https://nmaahc.si.edu/blog-post/nations-story-what-slave-fourth-july?fbclid=IwAR307grF-a2rEU0iaonKN2_KO...
07/03/2020
A Nation's Story: "What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?"

More from NMAAHC:
https://nmaahc.si.edu/blog-post/nations-story-what-slave-fourth-july?fbclid=IwAR307grF-a2rEU0iaonKN2_KOOKYtln4CwkGojb9m4RhEvr4EfYMetwYuD0

In July of 1852, Frederick Douglass delivered a speech titled “What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?,” a call for the promise of liberty be applied equally to all Americans. Douglass’s speech emphasized that American slavery and American freedom is a shared history and that the actions of o...

Across the street from the Air and Space Museum in DC is the NASA Headquarters building. While not a museum, the NASA bu...
06/30/2020
NASA Names Headquarters After Mary Jackson, Its First Black Female Engineer

Across the street from the Air and Space Museum in DC is the NASA Headquarters building. While not a museum, the NASA building houses a library that is open to the public and its website is full of fantastic educational resources for people of all ages. https://www.npr.org/sections/live-updates-protests-for-racial-justice/2020/06/25/883730816/nasa-names-headquarters-after-mary-jackson-its-first-black-female-engineer

The agency will name its Washington, D.C., headquarters after the pioneering scientist whose Space Race-era contributions gained recognition in the 2016 film Hidden Figures.

It is very concerning that museum educators seem to be the first to lose their jobs in the current crisis. This is very ...
06/30/2020
Caution: Laying Off Museum Educators May Burn Bridges to the Communities Museums Serve » RK&A

It is very concerning that museum educators seem to be the first to lose their jobs in the current crisis. This is very short-sighted. https://rka-learnwithus.com/caution-laying-off-museum-educators-may-burn-bridges-to-the-communities-museums-serve/

I started this blog about a month ago in frustration about the layoffs of museum educators (and other front-of-house staff although I am going to speak specifically about my experiences with museum educators). I wrote it in a fury one night, and each day since my anger and sadness have grown as I ha...

Very appropriate that the Strong Museum of Play is going virtual via Minecraft:https://13wham.com/news/local/the-strong-...
06/25/2020
The Strong goes virtual, as museum is recreated in Minecraft

Very appropriate that the Strong Museum of Play is going virtual via Minecraft:
https://13wham.com/news/local/the-strong-goes-virtual-as-museum-is-recreated-in-minecraft?utm_source=American+Alliance+of+Museums&utm_campaign=977d7a0f0a-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2020_06_24_01_45&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_f06e575db6-977d7a0f0a-37297265

Rochester, N. Y. - Starting this weekend, you can enjoy The Strong National Museum of Play right from your own home. The Rochester-based National Esports Association has been busy re-creating The Strong in the video game Minecraft. With it, visitors will be able to pay a virtual visit to the museum....

Juneteenth is an official holiday in Philadelphia. Cliveden in Germantown is hosting a celebration today.
06/19/2020
Virtual Liberty to Go to See - Cliveden

Juneteenth is an official holiday in Philadelphia. Cliveden in Germantown is hosting a celebration today.

Liberty to Go to See returns virtually on June 19th to celebrate Juneteenth. Inspired by stories found in the Chew Family Papers and based on a script written by Philadelphia Young Playwrights, Liberty to Go to See takes audiences on an intimate journey through the lives of Chew family members and t...

Juneteenth resources from the National Museum of African American History and Culture.
06/19/2020
Celebrating Juneteenth

Juneteenth resources from the National Museum of African American History and Culture.

The legacy of Juneteenth shows the value of deep hope and urgent organizing in uncertain times. Watch as the Museum's Founding Director Lonnie Bunch III leads a tour through our Slavery and Freedom exhibition to celebrate Juneteenth.

06/19/2020

Congratulations to museum studies alumnus Rachel Watson, who has accepted a position as a Digitization Archivist at the Newcomb Art Museum in New Orleans!

The National Trust on removing Confederate Monuments:https://savingplaces.org/press-center/media-resources/national-trus...
06/19/2020
National Trust for Historic Preservation Statement on Confederate Monuments | National Trust for Historic Preservation

The National Trust on removing Confederate Monuments:
https://savingplaces.org/press-center/media-resources/national-trust-statement-on-confederate-memorials?fbclid=IwAR1xY98fqzp5GMYZj_yxjE51iYG2hvDyZpQnuQiu921vAURFQRpcj6-hiWY#.XuwOJ2pKgTG

A nationwide call for racial justice and equity has brought renewed attention to the Confederate monuments in many of our communities. We believe that removal may be necessary to achieve the greater good of ensuring racial justice and equality.

Congratulations to Kaitlin Dotson, who successfully defended her MA Thesis about the Georgia State Capitol Museum.
06/18/2020

Congratulations to Kaitlin Dotson, who successfully defended her MA Thesis about the Georgia State Capitol Museum.

Congratulations to Kaitlin Dotson, who successfully defended her Master’s thesis this week! Her thesis on “History of the Georgia Capitol Museum” was directed by Major Professor Dr. Akela Reason. Kaitlin is also finishing her Master of Library and Information Science degree program at Valdosta State University later this year, and is currently working as a Public Programming and Exhibition Assistant at UGA’s Hargrett Library.

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UGA Museum Studies

The Interdisciplinary Certificate Program in Museum Studies provides a broad overview of the history of museums as well as knowledge of museum theory, methodology, and practice consistent with contemporary national and international standards. The program gives particular attention to issues of museum history, ethics, multiculturalism, the relationships of museums to communities and diverse audiences, educational programs, and an examination of diverse types of collections and interpretations. The program is open to undergraduate and graduate students.

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