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Career Insights for College and University Students


The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

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This event is free, but registration is required: http://met.org/2zSse7c

Ever wondered what it's like to work in a museum? Speak with staff from many different backgrounds about their jobs, and find out how to apply your skills toward a museum career.

Meet with administrators, curators, conservators, educators, designers, photographers, scientists, writers, and more. Open to all undergraduate and graduate students; those at early stages of their studies are particularly encouraged to attend. Museum admission is included.

5:00 - 6:00 PM Panel and Q&A
6:00 - 7:00 PM Breakout conversations with Met staff in smaller groups (you will have time to rotate to two different conversations).
Conversation topics will include:
Teaching and learning at a museum: education
Visual Artists: Integrating practice and teaching with works of art
Building audiences and optimizing visitor experiences
Researching and exhibiting art: curatorial departments
Website, video, media, and more: digital production
Photography and digital imaging
Information Systems and Technology at the Museum
Fundraising and donor relationships
Celebrating art and people: special events
Preserving and caring for the art: conservation
Scientific research in an art museum
Moving, handling, and keeping track of the art: registrars
Getting the word out: press, social media, and advertising
Writing, editing and publications
Designing an experience: graphic and exhibition design
Executive affairs: acquisitions, governance, and legal issues

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