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June 4, 2018

Museum Education Course Highlight

By Seth Margolis, Museology Affiliate Instructor Over the last 20 or so years, I’ve had the opportunity to wear many hats as part of the Museology Graduate Program. I have been a student, an instructor, a thesis advisor, a session panelist, a guest speaker, and (now) even a blogger. One role I have not had…


May 11, 2018

Calaveras & Conversations: Leading Spanish Tours at Bellevue Arts Museum

AUTHOR: Pamela Maldonado, Class of 2018 Last year, I attended the American Alliance of Museums (AAM) conference in St. Louis, Missouri and learned about a Spanish led family program for toddlers that takes place at the National Museum of Mexican Art in Chicago, Illinois. I was blown away by their program that seeks to bring in…


May 1, 2018

Curating Topophilia: Exploring Contemporary Art and Building Skills Through the Emerging Curator Initiative (ECI)

AUTHOR: Emily Bowden, Class of 2018. Curator of Topophilia After being accepted into the Museology program at the University of Washington, I began thinking about what my focus in the program could potentially be and what really gets me excited about working in museums. I knew that I wanted to focus on building my curatorial skills….


April 20, 2018

Exploring Creativity in Art and Science – Amy Oates (Alumni Spotlight)

Amy Oates entered into the Museology Graduate Program knowing that she had a passion for art.  But it was her experiences in graduate school that opened her up to the possibilities of where this passion might take her. “I thought that I always wanted to work in an art museum,” she said, “but I began…


March 27, 2018

Law and Ethics of Ownership in Who Owns Humanity? Course

What appeared to be a small class of about a dozen Anthropology and Museology students has far exceeded what I expected of any organizational development course. In what class might you study The Ghost of the Tsunami and Fake News in one sitting? And how do either of these things apply to our lives? In…


March 7, 2018

Preservation of Collections II (Course Highlight)

How do you keep outdoor metal statues from corroding in Seattle, known for its rain? What if the flooring in your exhibit or storage spaces is off-gassing and damaging your collections? Nicholas Dorman and Geneva Griswold, conservators from the Seattle Art Museum, teach Preservation of Collections II, a hands-on opportunity to build preventive care skill…


February 23, 2018

4Culture Rural Internship Program at Neely Mansion

-Theresa Ball, Class of 2018 As with many students in the UW Museology program, I try to stay informed of internship and networking opportunities in the Seattle area. This past fall, a particularly interesting opportunity caught my eye. 4Culture, the cultural funding agency for King County, was offering a 6 month internship with a small,…


February 1, 2018

Passion and Persistence in the Museum Field – Geoff Nunn (Alumni Spotlight)

Alumni Geoff Nunn (class of 2007) has been making an impact at the Museum of Flight, taking the lead on some of their recent exhibits about the history of space exploration. However, these accomplishments did not come easily, as Geoff struggled to make inroads into full-time museum work at the beginning of his career. But…


January 22, 2018

Looking Back: A Museology Student’s Reflection on their First Quarter

-Emma Reilly, Class of 2019 Here I am, finished with my first quarter of graduate school writing an extra thing, AFTER FINALS, for UW Museology because I like it that much. Museology, study of the muses, has a nice ring to it, doesn’t it? I’ve looked at dozens and dozens of other museum studies programs…


December 4, 2017

Beyond the Walls of a Museum – Shin Yu Pai (alumni spotlight)

Shin Yu Pai is an artist, poet, community builder, mother, professional, and so much more. She came to Seattle to study Sociocultural Anthropology with a background in various arts. While studying anthropology, she enrolled in museology classes because of her interest and experience working with museums and arts nonprofits, and quickly realized that her passions…



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