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The Museum Students Organization (MSO) is a graduate student organization that serves as an interface between students and the Museum Studies Program administration, establishes and maintains a network between alumni and museum professionals, and encourages students to become active members of the museum community. MSO organizes presentations and workshops led by professionals in the museum world. Past programs held include workshops on accessibility-focused programming, archival box making and bookbinding, along with presentations by Judith Koke, the former director of education and interpretive programs at the Nelson-Atkins Museum. Future programs will include workshops on exhibit design technologies and grant writing, and we are working on establishing a seminar series of key museum professionals in the area. In addition to our professional programs, MSO also organizes field trips, where students can receive behind-the-scenes tours to understand how different museums operate. Past field trips include the Field Museum in Chicago, the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, the Kansas Underground Salt Museum in Hutchinson, Kansas, Union Station exhibits in Kansas City, MO, City Museum in St. Louis, and the Minneapolis Institute of Arts.

For more information:

MSO Facebook Page

MSO Facebook Alumni Group


Current MSO Officers

Jessica YoungJessica Young, President of Social Activities

 

 

 


Kristyn CrossleyKristyn Crossley, President of Volunteer and Professional Development Activities

 

 

 


Kelly BurnsKelly Burns, President of Campus and Community Engagement

 

 

 


Photo not available for Vaisali Krisha KumarVaisali Krisha Kumar, President of Social Media

 

 

 


Alyson WilkinsAlyson Wilkins, Treasurer and Historian

 

 

 


 

 

Read the latest MUSE News!

Find out what KU's Museum Studies Program and our alumni are up to:

September 2017 Newsletter
January 2017 Newsletter
 

 

Museum Events

FeBREWary at the Watkins
Thursday, February 15 | 6 p.m.-9 p.m.
Watkins Museum of History, 1047 Massachusetts St.
The Watkins, in partnership with Lawrence Beer Co., presents an evening of beer, food, and knowledge! Enjoy beer and a fascinating talk on brewing provided by Lawrence Beer Co., plus food from local restaurants and an informal museum tour. Tickets are $15 for DCHS members, $20 for non-members. You may sign up online or contact the museum at 785-841-4109. We recommend buying in advance. Ages 21 and over only, please. More information and registration.

Winter Table: An Evening of Herpetology
Wednesday, February 28 | 6:30 p.m.
KU Natural History Museum, 1345 Jayhawk Blvd.
A celebration of more than 100 years of KU herpetology research programs and the careers of Linda Trueb and Bill Duellman. Explore the Natural History Museum's reptile and amphibian collections and enjoy appetizers and drinks. Dine in the Panorama Gallery with KU herpetology scientists and students conducting reptile and amphibian research across the globe. 

6:30 pm: appetizers, drinks and science salon
7:00 pm: dinner and program
$50 per person 

Reserve your space now at the 2018 Winter Table by ordering tickets online. Tickets are $50 per person. You may also call 785-864-4450 to purchase by phone or you may purchase tickets at the museum lobby during business hours. Questions? Contact biodiversity@ku.edu or 785-864-4450.

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