All students interested in careers and advanced work in the fields of Museum Studies, Community History, and Anthropology are invited to a lunchtime discussion on Tuesday, Oct. 4 from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Faculty Lunchroom (left and to the rear) of Haverford's Dining Center.
The discussion will be led by Dr. Maris Boyd Gillette, Des Lee Professor of Museum and Community History Studies and director of the Museum Studies Graduate Program at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, and Dr. Monique Renee Scott, director of Museum Studies at Bryn Mawr College.
Dr. Gillette, formerly professor of anthropology and associate provost at Haverford, has consulted at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and produced films on Philadelphia local history and the Chinese porcelain industry in a global era. She will be delivering a Distinguished Visitors lecture on Monday, Oct. 3 (4:30-6:00, Chase Auditorium, Haverford) titled “Globalization and Deindustrialization: the View from China’s Porcelain Capital.”
Dr. Scott specializes in representations of Africa in museums, and is the author of the 2007 book "Rethinking Evolution in the Museum: Envisioning African Origins" (Routledge). She is a specialist on the intersection of museums, anthropology and “race,” and previously worked for over a decade as head of cultural education at the American Museum of Natural History.
All interested students are welcome to go through the lunch line before heading for the forum. Students not on the dining plan should inform the cashier on the left, with whom meal tickets have been deposited. You may attend as your schedules permit.
Sponsored by the Departments of East Asian Languages and Cultures and Anthropology, Magill Library, and the Distinguished Visitors Office.