Call for proposals:
2021 spotlight on Student work in museums (swim)
University students throughout our region are engaged in challenging and important work in southeastern museums. They are doing research, producing exhibits, conducting oral history interviews, creating content for websites, and developing public programs. SEMC is committed to recognizing and rewarding excellence in museum work done by students through the annual Spotlight on Student Work in Museums (SWIM) Awards.
Students may submit proposals to participate in a Virtual SWIM Showcase on October 26, 2021 (final date/time TBC) at the SEMC 2021 Annual Meeting which will be held as hybrid with both virtual sessions and on-site session in Chattanooga, Tennessee. There is no fee to submit a proposal to the 2021 S.W.I.M competition.
The Virtual SWIM Showcase will highlight chosen projects and research by students in museum studies programs or related academic programs who have conducted museum-based projects. This session will provide an opportunity for students to obtain new insights from the work of their peers, share ideas and projects with the SEMC museum professional community, and network with museum colleagues after the session.
Students selected to share their projects in the Virtual Showcase (which will be accessible by all conference attendees) will receive a certificate in recognition of their achievement.
Criteria for SWIM proposals:
Deadline and Notification:
Application materials must be emailed or postmarked by June 30, 2021. Proposals will be reviewed by the SWIM jurying committee; all applicants will receive notification by August 7, 2021.
SWIM is sponsored by AAMG and COMPT
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