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SIUe Museum Studies Student Projects

Museum Studies students are engaged in a variety of projects in their classes and as internships. Students have curated exhibitions at the William and Florence Schmidt Art Gallery at Southwestern Illinois College, the Belleville Museum of Labor and Industry, and throughout SIUE various galleries.

Students also work on a variety of class projects as part of their assignments. Some examples include:

Creating exhibition scripts for permanent galleries at Glen Carbon History Museum
Writing historical material for permanent interpretative kiosk at base of McKinley Bridge in Venice, IL
Conducting interviews with Illinois residents about important objects
Creating a "cabinet of curiosities" for display on campus
Writing real and mock grants for cultural institutions and programs
Designing interactive museum programs and learning materials
Creating online exhibition of anthropology materials

Interns receive class credit for 150-hours of work at an institution under the supervision of paid staff and the Museum Studies Program Director.

Students have gained valuable experience working at:

St. Louis Zoo
Missouri Historical Society
Missouri State Archives
Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum and Library, Springfield, IL
SIUE University Museum
St. Louis County Parks and Recreation
St. Louis Science Center Belleville Museum of Labor and Industry, Belleville, IL
Collinsville Historical Society
Madison County Historical Society
Col. Benjamin Stephenson House
Contemporary Art Museum
William and Florence Schmidt Art Center
Lakeview Museum, Peoria, IL
Cahokia Mounds Heritage Site Association of Midwest Museums

Students have gained employment at a variety of places including:

Cahokia Mounds Museum Association
Association of Midwest Museums
Liberty Hall Historic Site
St. Louis Science Center
St. Louis Zoo
Rogers Historical Museum (MO)
Cole County Historical Society (MO)

Other students continue on with further academic training:

Kent State University
Georgetown University
University of Illinois - Springfield
University of Illinois
Western Michigan State University