January 30, 2014

GEMS Meeting
Time: 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Location: The Figge Art Museum
225 W. 2nd Street
Davenport, Iowa

Description: Graduate Experience in Museum Studies (GEMS)

GEMS (Graduate Experience for Museum Studies) is a Graduate student organization designed to expose students to a variety of exciting experiences in museum studies. Its mission is: 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 fulfills this mission by providing its members with opportunities such as:


  • Volunteering at local and regional museums and institutions

  • Hosting annual workshops and symposiums to enhance student and museum professionalís careers and knowledge with hands on activities that relate to issues in museums and presentations dealing with museum based studies and/or experiences

  • Offering opportunities for field trips to museums that provide participants with behind-the-scenes access to museums around the Midwest

  • Attending museum conferences and workshops

  • Encourage networking within the museum field

  • Hosting social events


GEMS holds monthly meetings and invites anyone who is interested in learning more about the organization to attend. GEMS is open to all majors.
Related Web Site: Additional Information about GEMS
Contact Information:
 Curtis Williams
 Phone: (309) 762-9481
 Email: CM-Williams11@wiu.edu
Source: Quad Cities Campus

Western Illinois University
1 University Circle * Macomb, IL 61455
Phone: 309/298-1414 * E-mail info@wiu.edu
Calendar Administration: webstaff@wiu.edu