The 2021 application period for the Student Work in Museums Competition is now closed. Check back in spring 2022 for the next application period!
Call for proposals:
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 SWIM Showcase at the October 2022 SEMC Annual Meeting (final date/time TBC) which will be held in Northwest Arkansas in Chattanooga, Tennessee. There is no fee to submit a proposal to the 2022 S.W.I.M competition.
The 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 Showcase (which will be accessible by all conference attendees) will receive a certificate in recognition of their achievement.
Criteria for SWIM proposals:
SWIM is sponsored by AAMG and COMPT
Check back in spring 2022 for the official SWIM application.
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