SIUC Art History Association and Museum Student Group

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03/22/2016

Good Morning, All!

I wanted to let everyone know of a spring workshop that is being put on through the Southern Illinois Association of Museums (SIAM). If you are interested in attending, please contact Vickie Devenport at [email protected].

"Ms. Alison Erazmus, Curator of Exhibits at the Southern Illinois University Museum will speak on “Developing Good Exhibits with a Small Budget.” Ms. Erazmus will provide information about the important aspects of creating professional exhibits for your museums with a minimum of expense. She will explain the best practices for exhibits that will reach your audiences.

Directions: Grand Tower is 21 miles south and west from Murphysboro
From Interstate 57 at Marion exit, go west to Murphysboro on Hwy 13. Continue through Murphysboro on Hwy 149 to the junction of Hwy 149 and Hwy 3. Turn left (south) on Hwy 3 to sign on right for Grand Tower. Continue on that road to Front Street."

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REGISTRATION FOR S.I.A.M. WORKSHOP (please cut and return or email/call)

Are you or your organization a member
_____yes _____no

Organization _____________________________________________________

Members: Free ____number attending = $0.00

Nonmembers Registration $5.00 per person
x ______ number attending = $ ________

RSVP: Email Vickie Devenport at [email protected] (with SIAM in subject line) or send by regular mail to Vickie Devenport 440 Contentment Rd, Makanda, 62958– check made payable to SIAM for non-members.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Thursday, April 13, 2016

03/20/2016

As many of you may know, the University Museum is one of the departments at SIU who could potentially face drastic budget cuts. I am asking that all followers take some time out of their schedules to share this post or write a letter/email in support of the University Museum. Many AHA/MSG (current and former) members have benefited from the support of the University Museum and its staff, so now it is our turn to return that unwavering support! The following information has been copied from Lori Huffman, former curator of the University Museum.

"Budget Cuts and the Proposed Closing of the Museum!

The proposed cut of $292,450 in FY 2017 state funds means closing the Museum down - all staff from director to student workers - all collections care - all exhibits - gone.

As current students, alumns, colleagues and friends, many of you have asked how you could help the Museum. I talked to Dr. Bachman and she suggested writing emails or letters of support to SIU officials and Illinois legislators. You can cc: Dr. Bachman, if feel comfortable doing so. Your assistance is very much needed and appreciated!

Here are the emails and addresses of those who should be contacted. If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Bachman at [email protected] or 618/453-5388.

Dr. Randy Dunn, President, SIU: [email protected]
Dr. Brad Colwell, Chancellor, SIUC: [email protected]
Dr. Susan Ford, Provost, SIUC: [email protected]
Dr. Meera Komarraju, Dean, College of Liberal Arts: [email protected]

Among the Illinois legislators who might be contacted and who really needs to come to the defense of the University are the two Republicans representing Southern Illinois:

Representative Terri Bryant (R)
District 115
Murphysboro District Office
342 North Street, Suite C
Murphysboro, IL 62966
PHONE: (618) 684-1100
(FAX: 618) 529-2788
Email: [email protected]

State Senator Dave Luechtefeld (R)
District 58
District Office:
700 North Front Street
Okawville, IL 62271
PHONE: (618) 243-9014
FAX: (618) 243-5376
Email: [email protected]"

The struggle is real! Let's finish this semester strong AHA/MSG members!
03/19/2016

The struggle is real! Let's finish this semester strong AHA/MSG members!

03/12/2016

The AHA/MSG hopes everyone has a safe and relaxing Spring Break! If you go anywhere exciting please feel free to share your pictures on the page! #siuarthistory #siu #springbreak

For those who are going to the 2016 NYC Spring Break trip, or just want to read an interesting article, check this out! ...
01/17/2016
Massive Titanosaur Exhibit Barely Fits Into Museum

For those who are going to the 2016 NYC Spring Break trip, or just want to read an interesting article, check this out!

http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/national-international/New-Dino-Exhibit-Too-Big-for-Museums-Room-365524981.html?_osource=SocialFlowFB_CHBrand

The American Museum of Natural History in New York is showing off a new exhibit that may be too big for its building. The newly discovered dinosaur, a 122-foot-long titanosaur, was unveiled Thursday.

AHA/MSG wishes all of its members, followers, and supporters a Happy Holiday Season!
12/22/2015

AHA/MSG wishes all of its members, followers, and supporters a Happy Holiday Season!

12/15/2015

AHA/MSG would like to wish everyone good luck on their finals week!

Hi Everyone!Check out these upcoming events at some of the local historical and art museums!
11/12/2015

Hi Everyone!

Check out these upcoming events at some of the local historical and art museums!

10/24/2015

Dixie at St. Francis is Murphysboro says thank you AHA/MSG for the toys!

Holy cow! There are going to be some happy dogs/puppies in Southern Illinois tomorrow!
10/24/2015

Holy cow! There are going to be some happy dogs/puppies in Southern Illinois tomorrow!

I want to extend a HUGE thank you to everyone who came out to help tonight! Because of all of your efforts, 62 dog toys ...
10/24/2015

I want to extend a HUGE thank you to everyone who came out to help tonight! Because of all of your efforts, 62 dog toys were made!! AHA/MSG has the best members and I know we will make a lot of dogs happy with all of these toys!! Thank you!!!

10/22/2015

Today is the LAST day for the t-shirt and supply collection drive! If you have anything at all that you would like to donate, from a single t-shirt to a can of cat food, everything will be accepted and greatly appreciated!

You can still drop off donations outside of the University Museum's South Hall or on the first floor of Allyn until 2:00 today! I would also be willing to meet anyone, just send me a message. Thank you to every one who has helped out with the drive!

10/19/2015

We only have a couple more days left of our t-shirt and supply collection drive! I hope everyone is working hard to collect items for the local animal shelters!

If you've got nothing going on this weekend or just want to connect with some of the local historical museums and societ...
10/15/2015
Home | Illinois Rural Heritage Museum

If you've got nothing going on this weekend or just want to connect with some of the local historical museums and societies, come check out this workshop that is being offered through the Southern Illinois Association of Museums!

SIAM Fall Workshop
October 17, 2015
Hosted at the Illinois Rural Heritage Museum 187 Fairground Rd. in Pinckneyville, IL 10am to 11:30

The speaker will be Karen Mullins, from Benton. Karen’s background is in Preservation and she will provide information about how to encourage volunteerism and develop cultural and public-private partnerships.

After the presentation, there will be a tour of the new Illinois Rural Heritage Museum. The Museum brings back memories of challenging times when manual labor was required to earn a living.

The Museum provides an opportunity for non-agricultural raised individuals (town and city folk to us) to experience the changing rural lifestyle from 1850 forward. http://illinoisruralheritagemuseum.org

Call (618) 559-0869 or email [email protected] to register.

Timeline Photos
10/11/2015

Timeline Photos

10/11/2015

Good Afternoon Everyone,

I hope you all are enjoying your Fall Break! As some of you are aware, the AHA/MSG is attempting to reach out and become more involved with our community. Based on the the responses from the members who voted, we will be helping local animal shelters this semester! I have been in contact with four shelters (St. Francis, The Human Society of Southern Illinois, PAWS in Anna, and The Perry County Humane Society) and they are eager to have members of the AHA/MSG help out.

With that being said, we will be having a t-shirt and supply collection drive until Thursday, October 22nd. From these t-shirts, we will be making dog toys for the shelters - our goal is to collect 500 t-shirts to make 250 dog toys. I realize this is a hefty goal, but it is my hope that we can all rally together and get it done! We should start collecting ASAP, so members past and present - start cleaning out your drawers and closets!!

If anyone has any questions please feel free to message me and also spread the word!! Thanks everyone!

10/03/2015

We would like to extend a big "thank you" to Blend Tea and Crepe for allowing us to host our meeting there last night! Our food and drinks were delicious and we had a great time!

10/01/2015

Hi Everyone!

I just post a reminder that I will be outside the Museum Auditorium TODAY from 5:00-5:30 to collect dues. If you'd like to meet up before I will be on campus! :)

09/30/2015

This is just a reminder that we will be having our second meeting this Friday, October 2nd at Blend Cafe on the Island at 5:30 p.m. If you haven't done so, please RSVP to the event on Facebook or email me so I can let Blend know how many people to expect.

This will be an informal meeting, where we will mainly discuss our community outreach project. I will be sure to post whatever we talk about or decide on the group's page for those of you who cannot be there.

Please remember that all members need to pay $10 in order to be considered part of the RSO. These dues can be collected at the meeting on Friday, and I will also be outside the University Museum Auditorium (where we had our last meeting) from 5:00 till about 5:30 if that will be more convenient for anyone else.

If anyone has any questions or concerns please feel free to email or message me!

Hi again! Sorry to keep blowing up everyone's newsfeed, but I was hoping everyone could do me a favor.At our first meeti...
09/16/2015
Can you spare a few moments to take my survey?

Hi again! Sorry to keep blowing up everyone's newsfeed, but I was hoping everyone could do me a favor.

At our first meeting we talked about trying to get more involved with the community at the meeting. There are several well deserving organizations in the area that could use our help, but I think the best and most fair way to choose who we assist would be to have a group vote. Would everyone (who is obviously in the area) please vote for the local organization they would like to get involved with this semester. If your favorite organization is not chosen, I encourage everyone to still be involved even if it is independently! Thank you!

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/R2MQDY5

Please take the survey titled "New Survey". Your feedback is important!

Hi All! I know I mentioned the St. Louis trip at our last meeting, but here is some more information about it. This is a...
09/16/2015

Hi All!

I know I mentioned the St. Louis trip at our last meeting, but here is some more information about it. This is a great experience/opportunity so make sure you go and reserve your seat today! *Please note: you MUST RSVP and turn in your $10 deposit in 103 Allyn! Officers from the RSO will not be accepting money!

09/10/2015

Good Morning Everyone!

This is a reminder that we will be having our first meeting TONIGHT at 5:00 in the Museum Auditorium! I hope to see everyone there! :)

To kick off the semester, I would like to start something new! Each Monday, AHA/MSG will highlight a local museum or his...
09/01/2015

To kick off the semester, I would like to start something new! Each Monday, AHA/MSG will highlight a local museum or historical society as part of "Museum Monday."

What better way to start this new tradition, than by starting with our own University Museum! The University Museum has undergone several changes over the past couple months and also have installed some great exhibitions! It is free and open to everyone so go on in and check it out! They are open for visitors Tuesday-Friday from 10:00am-4:00pm and Saturday 1:00pm-4:00pm.

Also, mark your calendars now for the University Museum's Opening Reception on October 2nd from 4:00pm-7:00pm

It is my hope that some of our members who still live in the area can visit these great establishments and learn something new! If anyone has any recommendations on museums or historical societies please send me a message!

09/01/2015

Good Evening Everyone!

We will be having our first meeting on Thursday, September 10th at 5:00! This meeting will take place in the Museum Auditorium (Faner Hall Room 1526) which is located at the North end of Faner Hall.

The point of this meeting is for everyone to introduce themselves and throw out some ideas of what we could possibly do this semester. In the past we've gone to movies, met up at the local bars, and even went on some trips. So, if everyone could start brainstorming some ideas that would be great and I'd really appreciate it! (If you are unable to attend the meeting but would still like to be involved just shoot me an email or message. I'd still like to hear your ideas too!)

If anyone has any questions please let me know!

Come check out the AHA/MSG table at the RSO Fair in the SIU Student Center! We will be here from 5:00-7:00 #siuarthistor...
08/27/2015

Come check out the AHA/MSG table at the RSO Fair in the SIU Student Center! We will be here from 5:00-7:00 #siuarthistory #museum #siu

08/27/2015

Good Morning everyone! Stop by the AHA/MSG table tonight at the RSO Fair in the Student Center. You can see images from the groups' past trips and talk with officers about potential events this semester. We hope to see you there!

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