Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 44 Page 45 Page 46 Page 47 Page 48 Page 49 Page 50 Page 51 Page 52 Page 53 Page 54 Page 55 Page 56 Page 57 Page 58 Page 59 Page 60 Page 61 Page 62 Page 63 Page 64 Page 65 Page 66 Page 67 Page 68 Page 69 Page 70 Page 71 Page 72 Page 73 Page 74 Page 75 Page 76 Page 77 Page 78 Page 79 Page 80 Page 81 Page 8230 SCMA’s New Curricular Integration Program aims to support faculty in designing new courses or modifying existing ones to incorporate a substantial new component of museum-based learning. Supported projects connect to the museum’s goals of deepening visual literacy and museum literacy for Smith students across all academic disciplines. Smith faculty members from any discipline may apply individually or in collaboration for funds to integrate original works of art and museum resources in their teaching. Grants support museum engagement by integrating SCMA’s art collection more deeply into teaching, integrating museum methods and practices into teaching, incorporating course-related excursions to other collecting institutions beyond Smith’s campus and investigating new or revised course components that engage students in broad consideration of collecting institutions and their role in society. As experts in object-based learning, SCMA staff consults with all funding recipients to support integrating art and museum experiences into their teaching. Through one-on-one advising, museum staff helps to identify works of art and resources relevant to specific course topics. MUSEUMS CONCENTRATION Now in its seventh year, the Museums Concentration continues to provide students with a foundation in the history of museums and the critical issues they engage within a broad range of scholarly disciplines. Founded and directed by Jessica Nicoll ‘83 and assisted by Charlene Shang Miller, the Museums Concentration affords students the opportunity to explore areas of professional practice through meaningful connections with museums and their courses of study. MUX 118: The History and Critical Issues of Museums introductory course, led by Maggie Newey, featured several new guest speakers this year including Sarah Hromack, former director of digital media at the Whitney Museum of American Art; Alice Nash, associate professor of history, UMass, Amherst; James E. Young, Distinguished University Professor of English and Judaic Studies, and director, Institute for Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies, UMass, Amherst; and Elizabeth Merritt, vice president, strategic foresight and founding director, Center for the Future of Museums, American Alliance of Museums. MUX 300: Museums Concentration Research Capstone for seniors, taught by Jessica Nicoll ‘83 with Charlene Shang Miller, focused on the topic of the digital in museums, culminating in a visit to the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum in New York for an eye-opening presentation and discussion with Lisa Adang, media technologist, and Sam Brenner, interactive media developer, followed by an informal dialogue with Kimberly Drew ’12, social media manager at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Supported by Educational Technology Services and with the expert guidance of Brendan O’Connell, instructional technology librarian, students completed and publicly presented their own research projects, which were rendered as digital projects. Throughout the year, students were offered a variety of professional development opportunities, organized by Emma Cantrell in collaboration with SCMA staff and the Lazarus Center for Career Development. Among these was a tea with Elizabeth Merritt, who discussed her career path as well as the challenges and opportunities for those entering the museum field. ABOVE: Katie Welles ‘16 presents her Museums Concentration capstone project, April 2016 ACADEMIC PROGRAMS & PUBLIC EDUCATION