Posted on June 22nd, 2021 in Blog by Laura Holzman

By Ross Edelstein, IUPUI Museum Studies MA student Sometimes, you wonder why something hasn’t been done before.  Sometimes, your realize things haven’t been done for a good reason. Sometimes that good reason isn’t good enough. Many museums like to offer sensory kits – usually with fidgets and tools.  But the Eiteljorg, where I have been doing …

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Posted on June 15th, 2021 in Blog by Laura Holzman

By Michael Rice, IUPUI Museum Studies MA student  Interning at the Indiana Medical History Museum has been an incredibly rewarding experience. Being transported back to a different era every time I crossed the threshold was humbling. One of the tasks that comes with the internship is the opportunity to lead tours. This did not come …

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Posted on June 8th, 2021 in Blog by Laura Holzman

By Olivia Underwood, IUPUI Museum Studies MA student In a crowded tray lies hundreds of loosely piled baggies, their contents shining out to any researcher or volunteer visiting the storage space of the Masonic Library and Museum of Indiana. Lapel pins, badges, awards, and other pin fastened objects clink against each other and their own …

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Posted on June 2nd, 2021 in Blog by Laura Holzman

By Emily McAvoy, IUPUI Museum Studies MA student Recently I was speaking with a colleague of mine about the selfish nature of artists. This may sound harsh, or overly critical, but it is true. All artists are incredibly selfish.  But from the perspective of a curator, I am envious of the ways in which some …

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Posted on May 25th, 2021 in Blog by Laura Holzman

By Molly Reynowsky, IUPUI Museum Studies MA student Before I took the position of Curatorial Exhibition Intern at the Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library (KVML), I was like most other Indiana high school graduates: I had been assigned to read Slaughterhouse-Five in my junior-year English class. And that’s it, that was my only connection to …

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Posted on May 18th, 2021 in Blog by Laura Holzman

By Lorna Dawe, IUPUI Museum Studies MA student Have you ever sat in a classroom during school in grades k-12th and the teacher begins to do roll call — calling the names of each student one by one, usually in alphabetical order?  You know your last name and exactly how much time you have to …

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Posted on May 16th, 2021 in Blog, Featured by Laura Holzman

Last week we celebrated our amazing graduating class of 2021. Explore each graduate’s portfolio below and learn more about their work! Rouba Al-Aseer Summer Alaniz Allison Baker Madeline Baker Alisha Beard Karen Breece Gabriel Cruz Andrew Darragh Lorna Dawe Ross Edelstein Emily McAvoy Reed Meece Kelly Pendleton Monica Ramsey Jan Reabe Josef Renton Molly Reynowsky …

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Posted on May 11th, 2021 in Blog by Laura Holzman

By Allison Baker, IUPUI Museum Studies MA student and Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site Curatorial Fellow The home, built in 1874, belonged to one of only 46 presidents in the history of the United States. What a privilege – to walk the halls that Benjamin Harrison once walked.  I have had the incredible opportunity to roam …

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Posted on February 11th, 2021 in Blog by Laura Holzman

By Kelly Pendleton, IUPUI Museum Studies MA student On my second day as the Collections Fellow at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum, I was let loose, alone, in one of the museum vaults to work on organizing the museum’s 350 plus 2-D art collection as well as updating and correcting their records in the museums internal …

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