Applications for Fall 2021 internships are closed. Applications for Spring 2022 internships will open October 25.

In order to complete the digitization process of its holdings, the Madison Art Collection (MAC) will keep the Lisanby Museum closed to our typical exhibitions for the 2021-22 academic year. In order to activate the space, the gallery will temporarily convert into a research lab where students gaining art history internship credit can engage deeply with works of art and conduct in-depth object-based research on understudied objects in MAC. They will develop research documents, exhibition text, and display plans for individual objects. The produced content will be part of MAC’s collection records and utilized in the exhibition Secrets of the Storeroom: Hidden Treasures of the Madison Art Collection (Dates TBD). We welcome applicants from all fields of study and all levels. The successful applicant may earn 1, 2, or 3 credit hours of ARTH 495. Interns may also arrange to be given credit in another major or area at the discretion of the department.

Questions? Contact Ginny Soenksen at soenksvm@jmu.edu 

Applications for Spring 2022 will open in October.

Watch the interns from Spring 2021 discuss their memorable moments of the internship program. 


Honors Capstone Projects and the Madison Art Collection:
Honors students may propose an Honors Capstone Project using the Madison Art Collection or the Lisanby Museum.  Because these projects require three (3) semesters to complete, interested Honors students are encouraged to discuss this possibility during their sophomore year.

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