Ali Abu Amer, USF’s Marjorie Schwarzer (center) and Alya Lootah in Abu Dhabi.
Door-to-door travel time from San Francisco to Abu Dhabi is just shy of 24 hours (if everything goes according to schedule). But the long flight over the North Pole, Caspian Sea and mountains of Iran hasn’t deterred University of San Francisco faculty m [...]
by Cornelia Bleul-Gohlke
We welcome archaeologist and curator Elizabeth Peña to the University of San Francisco faculty. Elizabeth is currently teaching the Museums and Social Justice course. In Fall 2014, she will teach an archaeology elective for Museum Studies students.
As a student in University of San Francisco’s Museum Stu [...]
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Check out this video! On Tuesday February 11, University of San Francisco’s Thacher Gallery will open its new exhibition, ESCULTURA: Selections from The Mexican Museum’s Permanent Collection on the KHall Rooftop Sculpture Terrace. This exhibition is part of a working partnership with the Mexican M [...]
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On November 12 and 13 USF’s Museum Studies Program welcomed a group of 20 international art conservators to campus for a workshop in fiber identification in our new John Lo Schiavo, S.J. Center for Science and Innovation. The workshop was part of the North American Textile Conservation Conference (NATCC), a biennial conf [...]
It was energizing. Enlightening. Engaging. And we couldn’t have done it without our generous museum colleagues. This fall, USF’s four inaugural graduate museum studies courses combined lectures, discussions, workshops, site visits and, of course, assignments & readings. In addition to faculty members Paula Birnbaum (Museu [...]
This fall, three USF museum studies students and faculty alighted eastward. They participated in a series of events that allowed them to share their expertise and gain more perspectives on our field. In September and October, graphic designer and current student Elinoar Almagor was part of two National Design Award events. At the first, hel [...]
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The USF Museum Studies MA students have elected the founding officers of the Museum Studies Graduate Association, sponsored and funded by USF’s Student Leadership and Engagement Program. MSGA will work to create networking and professional development opportunities for museum studies graduate students. [...]
Steve Yalowitz, principal of Audience Viewpoints, led a workshop on Visitor Studies for USF students on November 2, 2013.
“I have to be honest. I was one of those skeptics of evaluators,” stated Jenny Fry, a first year student in USF’s museum studies program, “but this workshop changed the way I think about evaluation. [...]
Last week the San Diego New Children’s Museum opened its exhibition Feast featuring a commissioned work by USF professor Philip Ross. Assisted by USF alumna Caitlin Moorleghen, Ross created Mol_d, an interactive exhibition of over 1,400 bricks, grown and fabricated from reiki mushrooms and stained with food dyes. This creative use of f [...]