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We love sharing the exciting developments underway at the Museum Studies program. And, we are eager to find out what our alumni are doing. Drop us a line anytime to reconnect and share your updates, or complete our webform to Stay in Touch

Whether you're still on campus or on the other side of the world, we want you to stay connected to the Museum Studies program.  Our social media pages and Muse-L listserv make it easier than ever to stay in the loop.

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Museum Studies maintains an active presence on Facebook. Whether you're looking to catch up with old classmates or learn the latest from campus museums, you can do so without ever leaving the world's most popular social network.  Museum Studies on Facebook

LinkedIn
LinkedIn is a powerful networking tool, and Museum Studies has a group specifically for the purpose of allowing our diverse group of alumni to network with each other and more museum professionals. Museum Studies on LinkedIn


Twitter
Museum Studies regularly tweets news and information relating to the program, our students, and the museum world at large. @KUMuseumStudies

 

Muse-L ListServ
Muse-L serves as a forum for networking and discussion among students, faculty, staff, museum professionals, alumni and others.  All are welcome to share messages with the list about events, job announcements, grant opportunities, calls for papers, and other topics of interest related to museum work.  To subscribe to Muse-L, send an email to listproc@ku.edu with the subject line blank and "subscribe MUSE-L your name" in the body of the message.


Read the latest MUSE News!

Find out what KU's Museum Studies Program and our alumni are up to:

September 2017 Newsletter
January 2017 Newsletter
 

 

Museum Events

German-American History Talk and Gallery Tour
Saturday, October 21 | 2 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
Watkins Museum of History, 1047 Massachusetts St.
Prof. William Keel of KU speaks on local German-American history, then we move to the third floor for a special tour of our new exhibit Community and Culture: The Lawrence Turnverein, with Watkins curator Brittany Keegan and Dr. Lorie Vanchena of KU.

My Name is Sallie Performance
October 25-26 | 7 p.m.-8 p.m.
Spencer Museum of Art, Gallery 317, Sam & Connie Perkins Central Court
This experimental, immersive musical theater experience tells the story of the founding gift of art to the University of Kansas that became the Spencer Museum of Art. Created by Spencer Archivist Robert Hickerson and featuring the talents of artists and students from across the community. The performance is a free special preview event and part of the centennial celebration of our collection. Tickets are available through Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.com/e/my-name-is-sallie-tickets-37725266287.

Science of the Macabre
Thursday, October 26 | 7 p.m.-9 p.m.
KU Natural History Museum, 1345 Jayhawk Blvd. 
Join us for a spooky night in the KU Natural History Museum as we celebrate Halloween. From spiders and snakes to parasites, we will explore the science of the creepy things that go bump in the night. See museum specimens, explore blood under black light, and enjoy free refreshments and win prizes.

Stories from the Museum Archives: Sallie Casey Thayer Collects
Sunday, November 5 | 2 p.m.-3 p.m.
Spencer Museum of Art, Rm 305, Stephen H. Goddard Study Center 
Spencer Museum archivist Robert Hickerson and student assistant Rose Wolf open up the archives for an exploration of primary resources that document the collection that initiated an art museum at KU. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Civic Leader and Art Collector: Sallie Casey Thayer and an Art Museum for KU and the Museum’s centennial celebration of our collection.

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