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The DIY Museum: Re-Purposing the Past at The City Reliquary: Talk at Draper, 4/8

Draper and Museum Studies are proud to co-sponsor a talk with Leah Dilworth about the City Reliquary in Brooklyn. The talk will be held in the Draper office next week and all are welcome to attend. Please see below for more details.


The DIY Museum:
Re-Purposing the Past at The City Reliquary
Friday, April 8 — 5:00 – 7:00 PM — 14 University Place, Ground Floor

Leah Dilworth
Professor of English, Long Island University
Resident Academic, The City Reliquary

The City Reliquary is a not-for-profit community museum and civic organization in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Through permanent display of New York City artifacts, rotating exhibits of community collections, and annual cultural events, The City Reliquary connects visitors to the city’s past and present.

Leah Dilworth is a Professor of English at Long Island University’s Brooklyn Campus. She has written and lectured widely on cultural meanings of tourism, collecting, the history of craft in America, and museums. She is the author of Imagining Indians in the Southwest: Persistent Visions of a Primitive Past and editor of Acts of Possession: Collecting in America.

Two NYU Exhibitions: Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire

This month marks the 100th anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire. Two on-campus exhibitions are commemorating this event, its consequences, and its enduring historical lessons.

“The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire: One Hundred Years After”
Multimedia exhibition curated by the Tamiment Library
NYU Open House (528 LaGuardia, between Bleecker and W. 3rd Streets)
On exhibit until May 2011

Art ● Memory ● Place
Collaborative Exhibition between the Grey Art Gallery
and NYU Graduate Students in Museum Studies and Public History
100 Washington Square East
January 11 – March 26 / April 12 – July 9

Spring Lab Intern Researcher Positions Available: American Museum of Natural History

North American Archaeology Lab


The North American Archaeology Department of the American Museum of Natural History is now accepting applications for our spring Lab Intern Researcher positions. Our spring Intern Researchers will staff the North American Archaeology (NAARCH) Lab. The NAARCH Lab handles, stores, and analyzes a wide variety of artifacts from an extensive temporal and spatial range. Past Lab Researchers have had the opportunity to work with lithics, Native American ceramics, historic European pottery, Spanish colonial material culture, and a large number of other material culture types. Analysis techniques include basic lab organization, cataloging, artifact analysis, and artifact labeling. In addition to lab work, interns will also be considered to take part in our ongoing fieldwork program on St. Catherines Island, Georgia, USA. Our fieldwork package supports room and board, transportation, and a stipend of $12.00 per hour for three weeks.

Individuals interested in joining the NAARCH Lab internship should be highly motivated, patient, and detail-oriented. We will be accepting applications from both upper level undergraduates as well as graduate students. Individuals who have not yet completed their sophomore year need not apply unless they have extensive experience that off-sets their lack of academic training. Prior archaeological experience in either the field or in the lab is not necessary, but will be a factor in our selection.

Lab Researcher positions are unpaid volunteer positions with museum perks while working in the lab in New York. However, if accepted to the fieldwork component, interns are compensated according to the above stated rates. Course credit will be offered to those individuals currently enrolled in an accredited school of higher learning. The term of the internship will be from mid January through the end of May. The museum asks 18 hours a week (3 days) from its Lab Staff.

Applications will be accepted until December 1, 2010 and few positions exist Interested applicants should submit a resume or CV, three references with contact information, and a 1-page statement of purpose. The statement of purpose should briefly outline the applicant’s prior experience in archaeology as well as their future plans within the discipline. Individuals with questions should feel free to email rcajigas@amnh.org at the NAARCH Lab. Additionally, applicants may also apply by filing out and submitting the Internship Application from the Anthropology Internship webpage and specifying their interest in North American Archaeology.

Applications may be sent to rcajigas@amnh.org or mailed to:

Rachel Cajigas
Anthropology Department
American Museum of Natural History
Central Park West @ 79th Street
New York, New York 10024-5192

Smithsonian Museum Day

Draper student Emily Miranker wrote to share information about Smithsonian Museum Day, which allows registered participants free entrance to participating museums. More information is below. Thanks, Emily!


Museum Day is an annual event hosted by Smithsonian Media in which participating museums across the country open their doors for free to anyone presenting a Museum Day Ticket. If you go to the link below and enter, you can receive a free admission chit to a participating museum of your choice for tomorrow, Sept. 25th.


Upcoming Museum Studies Lecture: "Remediating Ethnographic Collections: Between Art Practice and Museographic Display" (Sept. 27)

Draper students are invited to attend a lecture entitled “Remediating Ethnographic Collections: Between Art Practice and Museographic Display” hosted by our friends in the Museum Studies Department. Details are below.

Dr. Clementine Deliss
Director, The Museum of World Cultures, Frankfurt am Main

“Remediating Ethnographic Collections: Between Art Practice and Museographic Display”

Monday, September 27
5:30 PM
Silver Center, Room 300

This lecture is sponsored jointly by the Program in Museum Studies, Department of Art History, and Department of Anthropology