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Museum Studies Poster Opportunity

The Michigan Museums Association (MMA) is once again inviting college and university students in museum studies, public history, historic preservation, arts administration and related fields to submit proposals for paper presentations at the annual meeting of the MMA. The annual meeting will be held in Ann Arbor, October 13-16, 2009.

This year’s theme is “Embracing Change in a Time of Change.” Student presentations may report on research projects or practicum/internship experiences and should represent the student’s exploration of new or novel ideas, methodologies, techniques, audiences or responses to challenges found in museums or like organizations. The operative words are “new” and “novel.” We hope to avoid simplistic “show and tell” presentations. Presentations should be about 20 minutes in length.

Proposals should be 1-2 pages in length and provide a title, a 2- paragraph précis of the presentation, and technology needs (if any). A copy of the student’s resume including full contact information as well as their college or university and advisor’s name should be provided, also. Proposals should be submitted as Word documents attached to an email with the subject heading, “MMA Student,” and sent to cmuseum@cmich.edu. The deadline for submission is May 1, 2009 and students will be informed of their proposal’s status by May 15, 2009.

For further information, please contact me directly.

Bill Pretzer
William S. Pretzer, Ph.D.
Director, Museum of Cultural and Natural History and Museum Studies
Central Michigan University
103 Rowe Hall
Mt. Pleasant, MI 48859
P: 989-774-7165
F: 989-774-2612

Posted by kkowatch at March 27, 2009 08:08 AM


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