MSMC November Newsletter


The UMD Museum Scholarship and Material Culture Newsletter

Welcome to the first edition to MuseNews, the official newsletter of the Museum Scholarship and Material Culture Graduate Certificate Program and the University of Maryland! We created this newsletter to share with you developments in the program and opportunities. We have automatically subscribed all students in recent classes, please feel free to unsubscribe if you do not want to receive this newsletter in the future. If you have something you would like to share email

Meet Our New Faculty

Dr. Diana Marsh is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Smithsonian’s National Anthropological Archives (NAA). Her work focuses on how changing technologies, cultures, and values affect the communication of knowledge in heritage institutions. Her current research focuses on access to anthropological archives and the circulation of digitized ethnographic collections in Native communities. She is currently teaching the Introduction to Museum Scholarship class.

Meet a Current Student

K. Sarah Ostrach is a bi-coastal American, growing up in both California and Maryland. She received her BA in art history and Hispanic studies and her MA in East Asian Art History. Before beginning her MLIS at UMD, K. Sarah taught English language, academic writing, and digital literacy skills both in the U.S. and in China. K. Sarah is currently a Library Technician and Research Assistant with the National Gallery of Art Library in the Department of Image Collections. Her primary project is processing over 3000 photographs of painting and calligraphy from the National Palace Museum, Taipei. 

Join Our Fall Field Trip

Once a semester, the MSMC program will be visiting a museum or gallery in the area as a group. This is an opportunity to discuss professional practice and experience museums together. This semester, we are going to Hillwood Museum on December 6 at 2pm. Sign up here by November 27th.


Digital Historian and Archivist at Washington College, MD
Internship Opportunities at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
Library Collections Curator at the Virginia Museum of History and Culture
Museum Guide, Glenstone, Potomac, MD
Small Museums Association Conference Scholarship, Deadline December 1
MuseWeb'20 Conference Scholarships. Deadline December 1
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