Museum Studies

G.E.M.S. - Graduate Experience in Museum Studies

MISSION

To promote interest in museums, to provide fellowship among students and faculty interested in museums, and to provide a forum for innovative ideas that will benefit the WIU-QC community. 

GEMS EVENTS

Annual Workshop and Symposium

Enhance student and museum professional's careers and knowledge with hands on activities have to do with issues in museums and presentations dealing with museum based studies and/or experiences.

  • 2010: Public Speaking and Collection Management
  • 2011: Silent Pedagogy in Motion: Revisiting & Rethinking

Service

Assist local institutions with museum related projects such as cleaning permanent exhibitions, assisting with events and helping install and de-install exhibitions.

  • Putnam Museum Service Day
  • Campbell Center Service Day

WANT TO JOIN?

GEMS welcomes any student at Western Illinois University-Quad Cities, graduate or undergraduate, to be an active member. Non-students are also welcome to become associate members, but may not vote or hold office.

Please contact:

Dr. Don McLean

Interim Director, Museum Studies Program

Email: DJ-McLean@wiu.edu

Western Illinois University-Quad Cities

3300 River Drive, Moline, IL 61265

(309) 762-9481 ext. 62307