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Melanie Feaster at Museum Summer Program
Art History/Graphic Design Major accepted to Summer Museum Studies
Thursday, April 8th, 2010 //
Smith College

Melanie Feaster has been accepted into the Summer Institute in Art Museum Studies (SIAM) at Smith College. Melanie plans to graduate this May with a dual major in Art History and Graphic Design; she applied to the SIAM program to network with art museum professionals, and to learn best practices to further her career goals. The program is limited to 15 students. Melanie credits her interdisciplinary classwork, and her internship experiences at the CADVC and the Smithsonian Museum of African American History and Culture, as key factors in getting accepted into this competitive summer program. Congratulations Melanie!

From the Smith College Website:
The Summer Institute in Art Museum Studies at Smith College engages liberal arts students in an in-depth, behind-the-scenes, hands-on exploration of art museums. Through a combination of classroom instruction and assignments, visits to museums, conversations with museum professionals, and an exhibition project, participants learn about the purpose and function of art museums and the numerous challenges they face. Throughout the six-week program, students have the unique experience of planning and mounting a complete exhibition project at the Smith College Museum of Art. In collaboration, they conceive and implement curatorial, education and marketing plans, as well as install the exhibit and design and publish the exhibition catalogue.