In Fiscal Year 2017, UMMA’s director and staff members provided mentored learning experiences for 69 University of Michigan students or recent graduates, and seven students from other institutions or early career professionals from other institutions, for a total of 76 people.
Fourteen U-M graduate and eight undergraduate students from diverse schools and disciplines participated in extended mentored learning as fellows, research associates, interns, librarians, program assistants, and art-handlers in the Collections and Exhibitions, Communications, Curatorial and Education areas, including the fourth Andrew W. Mellon Curatorial Fellow.
Thirty two undergraduate students, who served on the UMMA Student Engagement Council, developing programs, outreach including social media and serving as UMMA Student Docents. All members received a strong introduction to museum work and careers through this service learning program in Education.
Two special projects funded by the U-M Third Century Fund and the Institute for Museum and Library Sciences allowed UMMA to engage and mentor a total of 21 graduate students or post-degree young professionals and one undergraduate; U-M graduate students (14), and post-doctoral, post-BA or MFA/MS early career young professionals (7).
Together, these projects provided substantive professional and pre-professional training while improving information for and access to the UMMA collections, as well as creating teaching resources for the UMMA Exchange.