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Museum Students Organization







The Museum Students Organization (MSO) is a graduate student organization that serves as an interface between students and the Museum Studies Program administration, establishes and maintains a network between alumni and museum professionals, and encourages students to become active members of the museum community. MSO organizes presentations and workshops led by professionals in the museum world. Past programs held include workshops on accessibility-focused programming, archival box making and bookbinding, along with presentations by Judith Koke, the former director of education and interpretive programs at the Nelson-Atkins Museum. Future programs will include workshops on exhibit design technologies and grant writing, and we are working on establishing a seminar series of key museum professionals in the area. In addition to our professional programs, MSO also organizes field trips, where students can receive behind-the-scenes tours to understand how different museums operate. Past field trips include the Field Museum in Chicago, the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, the Kansas Underground Salt Museum in Hutchinson, Kansas, Union Station exhibits in Kansas City, MO, City Museum in St. Louis, and the Minneapolis Institute of Arts.

For more information:

MSO Facebook Page

MSO Facebook Alumni Group

Current MSO Officers

Jessica YoungJessica Young, President of Social Activities




Kristyn CrossleyKristyn Crossley, President of Volunteer and Professional Development Activities




Kelly BurnsKelly Burns, President of Campus and Community Engagement




Photo not available for Vaisali Krisha KumarVaisali Krisha Kumar, President of Social Media




Alyson WilkinsAlyson Wilkins, Treasurer and Historian






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

Spring Break! 19th-23rd
MUSE office hours 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Daniel Chanovitz: What a Plant Knows
Tuesday, March 27
5:30-6:30 p.m. talk with Daniel
Opening Reception: Big Botany
6:30-8 p.m.
Spencer Museum of Art
Free and open to the public

Giovanni Aloi 
Plant-Capital: Objectification and Agency in a Consumerist World
Wednesday, April 11
5:30- 6:30 p.m.
Spencer Museum of Art
Free and open to the public

Timothy Morton: Inside Big Botany
Wednesday, May 2
5:30- 6:30 p.m.
Spencer Museum of Art
Free and open to the public

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