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Latino Museum Studies Program Practicum, National Museum of African American History and Culture NMAAHC. Research on Black and Latino Designers,Michelle Joan Wilkinson Museum Curator NMAAHC. Project Overview, The fellow will work with a curator at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American. History and Culture NMAAHC on tasks involving researching and communicating with Black. and Latino designers especially product designers and graphic designers The fellow will. examine the existing scholarship and online resources related to Black and Latino practitioners in. various design fields and identify designers for further research and dissemination. The fellow will assist with organizing existing curatorial research material creating new digital. files and coordinating correspondence with the design community. Working with the curator the fellow may have an opportunity to draft background text about for. objects proposed for acquisition or interpretive text about items in the museum s collection This. practicum is well suited for fellows interested in curatorial work design history and scholarly. research This fellowship opportunity draws upon the fields of design studies visual art African. American studies Latino Studies and African Diaspora studies. The fellow s work will yield an online digital storyboard that features Black and Latino. designers and their work The goal of this practicum is for the fellow to gain research experience. that aids in the development and cataloguing of a museum collection. Responsibilities Include, Researching online resources featuring Black and Latino designers. Organizing existing NMAAHC curatorial research on designers. Identifying Black and Latino designers for potential acquisitions. Initiating and responding to correspondence related to the project goals. Working with the curator to compose text about design objects. Creating digital folders on Black and Latino designers. A digital storyboard featuring the work of Black and Latino designers that can be shared. Latino Museum Studies Program Practicum, Archives Center Smithsonian National Museum of American History NMAH.
Documenting Spanish Language Television through Archives. Alison Oswald Archivist NMAH,Project Overview, The Archives Center was created in the early 1980s to serve as a repository for archival. collections from throughout the National Museum of American History and to acquire additional. collections in support of the museum s research exhibition and collecting programs. With few exceptions Archives Center collections are acquired by donation often in conjunction. with the acquisition of related artifacts and in collaboration with the Museum s curatorial staff. Documentation projects including oral and video histories actively create new research. collections The Museum s ability to acquire and care for artifacts and archival materials in all. physical formats and to generate contemporary documentation gives it a unique capacity to. record the complexity and richness of the American experience. In support of the Spanish language Television collecting initiative at NMAH the Archives. Center seeks to support in the processing of materials collected by Curators Mireya Loza and. Kathleen Franz The fellow will carry out essential tasks that will enable the archival material to. be publicly accessible Bilingual skills required background in library sciences preferred. Responsibilities for this project include, Process identified collection s organize and arrange for physical access describe for. intellectual access and properly house archival materials according to established. national standards and best practices, Describe archival collection s using the Archivist s Toolkit system and the resulting. finding aid s will be ingested into the central finding aid database repository indexed. and made available on SOVA Smithsonian Online Virtual Archives. Useful links,http americanhistory si edu archives,Latino Museum Studies Program Practicum. Smithsonian National Museum of American History NMAH. Documenting and Collecting Spanish language Television. Mireya Loza Curator Division of Political History NMAH. Kathleen Franz Curator Division of Work and Industry NMAH. Project Overview, The NMAH has received a small grant from Telemundo to help the museum document and.
collect the history of Spanish language television in the U S between the 1950s and 2000s. The curatorial team has spent the last year collecting archival materials objects and oral. histories Now they need help processing these collections and making them available to. researchers and the public The fellow will gain hands on experience with object handling. and object processing They will also be involved in helping frame the national narrative on. the rise of Spanish language television by contributing web labels and blogs. Responsibilities for this project include,Photographing objects to museum standards. Completing collection records with measurements condition report location. information and brief descriptions, Writing interpretive Web labels for objects that explain their historical and cultural. significance, Present the findings as part of a colloquium talk at the NMAH. Fellow must be organized self motivated and enjoy collections based work. Latino Museum Studies Program Practicum, Smithsonian National Museum of American History NMAH. Health Modalities and History in Latinx Communities. Dr Katherine Ott Curator NMAH,Project Overview, This practicum is in the division of the History of Medicine and Science at the National Museum.
of American History The Division manages the largest and most significant collection of health. related artifacts in the Western Hemisphere The Collections in medical science seek to capture. the historical experiences of researchers physicians communities patients and their families. The project supports the on going documentation and collecting related to the history of health. medicine and the body in Latino communities There are two components a general. introduction to the daily workings of the museums including such things as discussions about. the politics and ethics of history museums as sites of social justice and attending meetings and. navigating topics of potential controversy an object based research dive into a topic in the. history of Latinx health,Responsibilities will include. Depending upon the background and interests of the applicant research will be on one of. the following subject areas disability including diagnosis treatment and understanding. of physical impairment insanity neuro diversity and invisible disabilities. curanderismo and herbal medicine in the Southwest LGBTQ and sexuality. Participating in museum and division meetings and activities as directed to gain deeper. understanding of the workings of a large and complex museum. Identifying and evaluating resources including primary and secondary materials. archives and other existing collections key historical people and events media and. similar related to selected health topic, Creating annotated object descriptions and identifying potential acquisitions. Latino Museum Studies Program Practicum,National Museum of American History NMAH. Latinos and Baseball In the Barrios and the Big Leagues. Dr Margaret Salazar Porzio Curator NMAH,Project Overview. This practicum is in the division of the Division of Home and Community Life which uses. scholarship and collections to educate and inspire a broad audience about domestic and social. environments and the intersections between public and private life in our nation s past The. division cares for its collections and develops them to represent the country s many peoples in. the areas of home life racial and gender identity family structure work consumer culture. standards of cleanliness and health diverse forms of housing modernization and the role of. technology invention leisure community institutions religion and religious affiliation and. Latinos and Baseball In the Barrios and the Big Leagues is a multi year community collecting. initiative at the National Museum of American History in collaboration with the Smithsonian. Latino Center focusing on the historic role baseball has played as a social and cultural force. within Latino communities across the nation Baseball has been and continues to be an important. means for celebrating national and ethnic identities building communities and negotiating race. and class relations in our increasingly globalized world. This project builds on a growing body of original research oral histories and collections by and. with our partners to document the impact Latina o communities have had on American history. and culture through the lens of baseball Tracing histories of people places and objects that. reflect the complex interplay of racial identities and sports across the nation allows us to tell. diverse and unexpected stories within our communities This project enriches local and national. collections includes plans for future exhibitions and supports public programs and community. engagement across the nation Fellows working on this project will gain hands on experience. working with objects and donors developing exhibitions and completing research and writing. for the web as well as internal databases, Now that we have a growing set of collections we would like to.
1 Build out our online presence, 2 Research and document the objects in our internal NMAH database. 3 Begin developing a set of History Highlights cases at the NMAH to be installed in 2018. Latino Museum Studies Program Practicum, With these three goals in mind this project can accommodate two fellows Depending on the. interests and skills of each fellow shared responsibilities and activities for this practicum include. research and documentation of new acquisitions importance to Latino history and culture as well. as American history more broadly This research will enable the fellows to work on the three. important pieces of the practicum, 1 Fellows with web skills will be asked to survey the existing website for the Latinos and. Baseball project and propose ways to build out the online presence and make the content. more dynamic while working within the constraints of the NMAH template They will. spend the subsequent weeks working to expand and deepen the project s online presence. with new collections research and existing assets Fellows will also be invited to write a. blog or object group featuring new acquisitions, 2 Fellows will work directly with objects measuring photographing and documenting. objects in the NMAH Mimsy XG database As part of this practicum the National Museum. of American History will provide training in Mimsy XG the museum s internal database. 3 Fellows will also propose presentation strategies for History Highlights cases to display. some of the most compelling new objects This kind of curatorial work may lead to real. display cases at the National Museum of American History. We will spend some time introducing certain concepts around creating digital records including. camera and lighting for photography handling delicate objects different kinds of materials. storage and display strategies Fellows will meet other museum staff from conservation. photography public relations registrar and objects processing units Within the first week the. fellows will determine a timeline and weekly objectives in order to complete this particular project. Fellows will also be invited to participate in museum division and exhibit meetings and activities. as directed to gain deeper understanding of the workings of a large and complex museum and the. development of nationally relevant history exhibitions. Useful links,http americanhistory si edu, http americanhistory si edu about departments home and community life.
http americanhistory si edu profile 1114,http americanhistory si edu latinos and baseball. Latino Museum Studies Program Practicum,National Museum of the American Indian NMAI. Contextualizing Museum Archaeological Collections The Case of Pre Columbian Mirrors. Dr Antonio Curet Curator NMAI, Dr Mar a Mart nez Program Specialist Collections Management NMAI. Project Overview, Museums hold valuable and useful collections for archaeological investigations particularly. as the archaeological community continues to grapple with the international curation crisis. and the lack of funding opportunities for large scale excavation projects However too. readily museum collections are underutilized This mostly stems from the misconception. that provenance and quantitative control are inaccessible The proposed project is an attempt. to counter these general misperceptions among archaeologists Specifically it will include. bibliographic archival and collection based research dealing with archaeological mirrors of. the Americas Ancient mirrors have been found in many Pre Columbian cultures since. Formative times In many cases they are found in ritual or elite contexts. The purpose of this project is two fold 1 to use archival and bibliographic research. to contextualize the objects and 2 to determine the possible origin of the raw materials. used to produce these mirrors e g obsidian pyrite, Working together with archaeologists from the National Museum of the American Indian.
NMAI the fellow will be conducting research using of museum archives. archaeological collections and trained in the use of instruments for elemental analysis. i e handheld XRF spectrometer, The final goal for the summer is to produce a technical report that can be used as the. foundation for a peer reviewed journal article contribute to the contextualization of. museum archaeological collections at NMAI in this case ancient mirrors Additionally. your work may contribute to a future exhibit Ancestors focusing on the use of. archaeological material under the stewardship of NMAI. Latino Museum Studies Program Practicum,National Portrait Gallery NPG. Piecing Together Latinx Art and History in the 19th Century. Dr Ta na Caragol Associate Curator of Painting and Sculpture and Curator of Latino Art and. History NPG,Leslie Ure a Assistant Curator of Photographs NPG. Project Overview, The National Portrait Gallery was authorized and founded by Congress in 1962 with the mission. to acquire and display portraits of men and women who have made significant contributions to. the history development and culture of the people of the United States Today the. Smithsonian s National Portrait Gallery continues to narrate the multi faceted and ever changing. story of America through the individuals who have shaped its culture Through the visual arts. performing arts and new media the Portrait Gallery presents poets and presidents visionaries. and villains actors and activists whose lives form our national identity. Since the hiring of the Curator of Latino Art and History in the spring of 2013 the National. Portrait Gallery has been actively working at improving Latino representation in its collection. and exhibitions One of the concrete initiatives in this area includes the organization of. exhibitions that incorporate a Latino artist sitter component. The Latino Museum Studies Fellow will assist on two projects. 1 Working with the Associate Curator of Latino Art and History and Kate Lemay. Historian the Fellow will help conduct historical research on the Spanish American War. and identify artworks and objects of interest for the exhibition 1898 The American. 2 Working with the Assistant Curator of Photographs the Fellow will conduct preliminary. historical research related to the photographer Jos Mar a Mora. The Fellow will gain a deeper understanding of Latinx art and history of the 19th century and. develop hone skills related to museum exhibition research and organization. Latino Museum Studies Program Practicum, Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service SITES.
Traveling Exhibition Development Dolores Huerta Revolution in the Fields Revoluci n en. los Campos, Mar a del Carmen Cossu SITES Project Director for Latino Initiatives SITES. Katherine Krile SITES Assistant Director of Exhibits SITES. Project Overview, The Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service SITES brings Smithsonian. knowledge discoveries and experiences to people where they live from remote rural. communities to small towns to dense urban centers Through exhibitions and programs that draw. on Smithsonian collections and expertise we tell stories that define America in all its diverse. voices and cultural expressions As SITES revitalizes its mission we are developing new. working models with Smithsonian outreach units and museums and with our national partners. We are looking at ways in which we can better leverage the Smithsonian presence nationally. creating community around Smithsonian exhibitions as they tour and working with host venues. to meet both the Smithsonian s and their own missions. To support SITES Latino initiatives program the LMSP fellow will assist SITES in the review. and assessment of education and community engagement resources and contribute to the. development of the bilingual audio tour for the traveling exhibition Dolores Huerta Revolution. in the Fields Revoluci n en los Campos The bilingual traveling exhibition is based on the One. Life Dolores Huerta exhibition developed by the National Portrait Gallery NPG The traveling. exhibition will highlight the significant role of Dolores Huerta in the California farm workers. movement of the 1960s and 1970s It will illuminate Huerta as the co founder with C sar. Ch vez of the United Farm Workers UFW and her position as the union s lobbyist and. contract negotiator Dr Ta na Caragol NPG Curator for Latino Art History is the curator for. this exhibition SITES is working with NPG to adapt the existing exhibition adding content to. expand the multicultural aspects of the story e g Filipinos and African Americans participated. in the farm workers movement and adding to Dolores Huerta s biography and the improvement. of environmental conditions in agriculture due to the farm workers movement The exhibition s. tour is scheduled to begin March 2018 and extend to 2022. The practicum will provide a unique opportunity to further SITES work by contributing ideas. and skills to support the traveling exhibition program while researching and contributing to. innovative educational resources for the exhibition and providing SITES with the young. professional perspective to the exhibition development team. Latino Museum Studies Program Practicum, Working with SITES project director for Latino initiatives the fellow will. 1 Learn about the exhibition development process, 2 Review the exhibition script and its Spanish translation. 3 Assess all education materials for the exhibition including the community engagement. 4 Contribute to the audio tour development, 5 Participate in the exhibition development process and exhibition team meetings.
7 Share experiences and recommendations in a presentation for SITES staff. Useful links,http www sites si edu,http www sites si edu about whatsnew htm. http npg si edu exhibition one life dolores huerta. Latino Museum Studies Program Practicum,Smithsonian Latino Center SLC. Latinos in the 21st Century A Digital Experience for All. Melissa Carrillo Director of New Media Technology,Project Overview. The Smithsonian Latino Center SLC celebrates the artistic and scientific achievements of. Latinos and ensures that their contributions to the country are shared throughout the. Smithsonian By taking advantage of the Smithsonian s vast network of museums and research. centers the SLC offers diverse cultural programs ranging from exhibits and family activities on. the National Mall to symposia and cultural celebrations in its digital online initiatives. Since 2006 SLC has been a pioneer in dynamically representing Latino content digitally through. its Smithsonian Latino Virtual Museum LVM In 2014 16 supported by three Target. Education Grants the momentum and opportunity to produce and disseminate relevant bilingual. educational online experiences resulted in a transmedia museum model for representing and. accessing the vast Latino collections scholarship and educational resources through a digital. storytelling hub, In 2017 SLC will continue digital strategic planning to also add Latino Gallery component. This will include expansion of its online presence and connecting to in Gallery immersion. strategies leveraging its existing infrastructure and resources into a larger Smithsonian wide. digital framework that targets diverse Latino audiences and the general public. Join SLC and other SI experts to discuss and rethink the possibilities for a Smithsonian wide. Latino digital interface or portal for exploring and experiencing Latinidad at the Smithsonian. Participate and learn more about digital asset management and digitization strategic planning as. it relates to Smithsonian s goal and objectives for digitizing the collections ensure thoughtful. stewardship of digital assets and define long term management to enable preservation of and. access to those assets well into the future, The fellow will work directly with the Director of New Media and Technology and other.
curatorial advisors to research and provide editorial support on the overall expansion model. and or work in a select area of expansion project digital collections online exhibitions. collections search etc As well as to participate in opportunities supporting rapid prototyping. of ideas and technology in the form of mini workshops or digi sessions with key collaborators. Practicum work may include several of the following items. Provide recommendations concerning the ways in which SLC can engage the physical. and digital content available through a selected SI partnering museum and SI s central. Latino Museum Studies Program Practicum, online exhibits and collections database to advance the identifiable Latino content and. mobilize those assets,Leverage outcomes from 2016 Practicum participant. Provide recommendations to content themes identify new collections for digitization. identify themes for community online building activities in real time digital archives. Provide feedback to concept ideas for SLC homepage using Google technology for. representing the Latino Gallery digitally as a 360 degree experience. Select a museum collection identify relevant material and digital objects that exist in. collections that are not currently classified as Latino Hispanic or other usual labels. Determine what collections objects don t have digital surrogates available in keyword. searchable databases Identifying these materials is crucial for future curatorial. exhibition scholarly and educational efforts, Provide framework for a Latino eGuide to the collections exhibits and resources. Your practicum work will contribute in helping us to answer some core questions such as. Why do some exhibits incorporate Latinos while others do not. What Latino relevant material and digital assets are available to Smithsonian curators. What methods are currently available to access these objects. What practical efforts should be employed by SLC to increase the accessibility to and. incorporation of Latino related content in physical and virtual Smithsonian exhibitions. What role should R D play in the larger digital strategic planning process. Latino Museum Studies Program Practicum,Smithsonian Latino Center SLC. Latino DC History Project Interpreting Central American Women s Work. Ranald Woodaman Director of Exhibitions and Public Programs SLC. Samir Meghelli Curator Anacostia Community Museum,Project Overview.
The Latino DC History Project is a multi year initiative to document preserve and share the. stories of Latino as in the institutions culture economy and daily life of the nation s capital. Working with SLC Exhibitions and Public Program Director the fellow will research. archives field notes reports and articles and conduct record and transcribe interviews. with local Salvadoran and other Central American female immigrant workers and. entrepreneurs The goal of this practicum is to help the Smithsonian Latino Center develop. a methodology and approach for documenting and interpreting women s experiences and. perspectives as migrants mothers and community builders. Practicum activities will culminate in a final report and presentation that will include. An overview of the history and sociology of Salvadoran and Central American. women migrants to the Washington DC region, Analysis of the interviews and comparison of the experiences and perspectives of the. interviewees, Identification of any archival materials artifacts and intangible cultural heritage that. would be recommended for acquisition preservation by the Smithsonian DC. Historical Society or other community serving institution. Reflections on the methods process and objectives of the project.


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