2022 SEMC Student Work in Museums Entry Form
SEMC Student Work in Museums (S.W.I.M) Poster Session

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 Museum Session. SEMC2022 will use a poster session format to highlight S.W.I.M projects.


What is the SWIM (Student Work in Museums) Poster Session?

The SEMC SWIM poster sessions happen in 30 minute increments during daily coffee breaks at the annual meeting where presenters can share their projects with attendees in the form of a poster. It offers an alternative for presenters eager to share their work through one-on-one discussion, can be especially useful for works-in- progress, and may be a particularly appropriate format for presentations where visual or material evidence represents a central component of the project.

Purpose of the SWIM Poster Session:

To showcase projects and research by students (or a group of students) in museum studies programs or related academic programs who have conducted museum-based projects.

To provide an opportunity for students to obtain new insights, share ideas and projects, and network with museum colleagues in an informal setting.

Who is Eligible to Apply?

Undergraduate and graduate students, as well as recent graduates within one year of degree completion may apply.

Students have participated in an internship, practicum, or integrated or experiential learning assignment or activity are encouraged to apply.

Group proposals must include names, majors, and intended degrees of all group members, but designate one person as the primary session contact.

When is the Poster Session?

The poster session will be held in the rotunda of the Rogers Convention Center during the afternoon iced tea and cookie break on Monday, October 24 from 2:15 to 2:45 pm, and during the morning coffee break on Tuesday, October 25 from 10:00 to 10:30 am. Set-up will start 30 minutes before the poster sessions begin.

Poster Proposals are due by August 1, 2022

Questions? Contact 2022 S.W.I.M Session Chairpersons’ Lana Burgess (lburgess@mailbox.sc.edu) or Katy Malone (kmalon15@utk.edu)
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