Welcome to the student blog page for the Beloit College Museum Studies Program!
The blogs provide students an opportunity to share what they learn about museums inside and outside the classrooms and museums of Beloit College. Internships are a valuable and required component of the Museum Studies Program as they provide students an opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills they've gained in the classroom to real-world projects. Many students gain experience working in the Logan Museum of Anthropology and Wright Museum of Art, but it's essential that they be exposed to museums of different sizes, types, and disciplinary foci and that they have the opportunity to learn from a diverse pool of museum professionals.
The Beloit Museum Studies Class Blog is a place where Introduction to Museum Studies students are posting, peer editing, and commenting on museum issues, thinking about museum exhibits and internet resources, and responding to readings. Professor Gwen Kelly also moderates, contributes, and comments from time to time.
Sarah Conn'13 (Japanese Language and Culture Major with minors in Museum Studies and Anthropology) Interned at the Whale Museum on San Juan Island off the coast of Washington. Click here to read Sarah's Blog
Ashleigh Herrera'13 (Art History/Anthropology/Museum Studies) interned at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan, WI. Click here to read Ashleigh's blog
Julia Lacher'13 (Anthropology/History/Museum Studies) interned at the Rasey House, Daughters of The American Revolution (DAR), historic home in Beloit, WI. Click here to read Julia's blog.
Tanya Cohen-Diaz'12 (Anthropology/Museum Studies) interned at the Angel Museum in Beloit, WI. Click here to read Tanya's blog.
Claire Whitmore'11 (Anthropology/Museum Studies) interned at the Minnesota Historical Society with Patricia Emerson, Head of Archaeology, in the summer of 2009. Click here to read Claire's blog
Aurora Peck'14 has spent her summer as an education aid at the United States National Arboretum, in Washington, DC. Click here to read Aurora's blog.
Natalie Heard'15 (Anthropology/Museum Studies) interns at the Rock County Historical Society in Janesville, Wisconsin. Click here to read Natalie's blog.