USF Contemporary Art Museum
Museum at Work
USFCAM invites students to participate in collection management and exhibition development activities associated with the upcoming Museum at Work project to be presented June 5 – July 25, 2015 in CAM’s West Gallery.
Museum at Work turns the museum inside out by making the USF art collection, and the work associated with managing the collection, visible and accessible to students and visitors. In the West Gallery, visitors will view collection artwork displayed in a series of three rotating exhibitions while staff performs various collection care activities in the gallery. Students and visitors will also have the opportunity to participate in free, general admission workshops presented by USFCAM collections staff on photographing artwork, safe storage practices for artwork, framing basics, and an introduction to art installation.
Students may engage with the Museum at Work project in a variety of ways. Any student interested in collection management can assist with projects including a collection inventory, reorganization of print storage, repackaging of prints in archival materials, framing and un-framing prints, and photographing the collection. These activities will run from May 11 – July 10, 2015. Students interested in these projects may register for extended study hours with faculty for Summer A or C or can sign up at the museum for volunteer hours.
The last of three rotating exhibitions in the West Gallery will be a student-curated exhibition of collection artworks to be displayed July 13 – July 24, 2015. Students interested in the development and presentation of this exhibition (including developing the theme, selecting work, producing educational materials, designing and installing the exhibition, and marketing and promotion) must register for Summer C extended study hours with faculty for at least 2 credit hours. Students working with the Office of Undergraduate Research may choose to register for 0 credit research hours.
Interested students should send a resume, brief letter of interest and completed Internship Application Form. Students interested in participating in the exhibition project must also submit a writing sample and participate in an interview. Email all materials and use “Museum at Work” in subject line to Amy Allison <firstname.lastname@example.org>. All materials must be submitted no later than 5:00 P.M., March 24th 2015.