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Graduate Experience in Museum Studies (GEMS) Facebook

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 professional’s 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.

President: Alex Brown - aj-brown@wiu.edu
Vice President: Amanda Elliff - ar-elliff@wiu.edu
Secretary: Sarah Blevins- sa-blevins@wiu.edu
Treasurer: Becca Drustrup- rl-drustrup@wiu.edu

GEMS Advisor is Dr. Ann Rowson-Love.
Email: A-Rowsonlove@wiu.edu

Facebook link: http://www.facebook.com/pages/WIU-Museum-Studies/66572855637

Upcoming Events

Events

Apr 15, 2014 - 10:00 AM
SOBAT Meeting
Apr 15, 2014 - 11:30 AM
LASSO Meeting
Apr 15, 2014 - 11:30 AM
LASSO Meeting
Apr 15, 2014 - 4:00 PM
SRA Weekly Walks by the River
Apr 16, 2014 - 2:45 PM
ALAS Meeting

Minutes

October 24, 2013

Contact Information

Curtis Williams
Email: CM-Williams11@wiu.edu Phone: (309) 762-9481

Temia Rice
Email: T-Rice@wiu.edu
Phone: (309) 762-9481

Things to do in the Quad Cities area.

Things to do in the QCA