LAMP: Learn about a new Graduate Academic Certificate for Latino Cultural Heritage Stewardship!
The CVAD Department of Art Education is partnering with the UNT College of Information to offer the LAMP Fellowship to offer a museum-based fellowship to support 18 students seeking a graduate academic certificate and preparing for careers in museum studies. This fellowship benefits students pursuing advanced studies in American Latino life, art, history, and culture. The project, supported by a new Institute of Museum and Library Services initiative, provides professional coaching, mentoring, and financial support for students advancing careers in Latino museums and cultural preservation studies and laying a foundation for academic success in graduate school. The multi-disciplinary training approach allows student fellows to develop teamwork skills through real-life museum projects and apply their archival, art education, library science, language, and cultural competency training received from classes.
Zoom Information Sessions
Information sessions will be conducted to answer questions about the program, tuition, courses, and career opportunities.
Dec. 18, 2023, Noon
Sign up for a Zoom session: https://unt.zoom.us/j/88918958167
This museum-based fellowship is a new initiative from IMLS to support 18 students pursuing advanced studies related to American Latino life, art, history, and culture. The project provides professional coaching, mentoring, and financial support for students advancing careers in Latino museums and cultural preservation studies and laying a foundation for academic success in graduate school.
This three-year project has a potential direct benefit on 18 students seeking a graduate academic certificate and preparing for careers in museum studies. The multi-disciplinary training approach allows student fellows to develop teamwork skills through real-life museum projects and apply their archival, art education, library science, language, and cultural competency training received from classes.
Apply by downloading the Word document Stewarding Cultural Heritage: Latino Art, Museums and Preservation Fellowship.
Applications will be accepted through Jan. 12, 2024, with priority given to applications received by Nov. 15, 2023.
For more information, please contact any of the following or visit the LAMP website.
College of Information
College of Visual Arts and Design
Laura Evans, Ph.D., co-PI, UNT Distinguished Teaching Professor and director, Art Museum Education Certificate
Peter Hyland, co-PI, director, Onstead Institute for Education in the Visual Arts and Design
Manisha Sharma, Ph.D., co-PI, professor of Art Education and chair of the CVAD Department of Art Education
UNT faculty members are partnering with the Mexican American Civil Rights Institute, MACRI, in San Antonio, Texas, the main internship site for the project.
This project is funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services — project number ALIF-255023-OMS-23. The University of North Texas, in partnership with the Mexican American Civil Rights Institute, will create a new internship program for graduate students. Project activities will include recruiting a cohort of six students each year, supporting their completion of the new Cultural Heritage Stewardship Certificate, providing mentorship at the Mexican-American Civil Rights Institute, and conducting a program evaluation. Project funds will support student stipends and compensation for museum-based mentors and faculty. The resulting development of a new certificate program in Cultural Heritage Stewardship will prepare students in museum studies for careers in the museum field.
About UNT, COI and CVAD
The University of North Texas is a four-year public doctoral university with a Carnegie Classification of Highest Research Activity – R1. UNT is a federally designated Hispanic-Serving Institution.
The UNT College of Information, COI, is a member of the iSchools organization and consists of three departments: the Department of Information Science, the Department of Linguistics, and the Department of Learning Technologies. The Department of Information Science, DIS, master’s degree programs in Information Science and Library Science are accredited by the American Library Association and ranked 20th nationwide by U.S. News & World Report.
UNT’s College of Visual Arts and Design, CVAD, is one of the nation’s most comprehensive visual arts schools at a public university, offering 29 undergraduate and graduate degree programs and concentrations in areas ranging from art history to communication design to new media art. Its Department of Art Education focuses on art museum education, art teacher preparation and placement, and arts leadership. Considered one of the best art schools in the South and Southwest, the College of Visual Arts and Design offers the first and only Ph.D. program in art education in Texas and the top-ranked program in Communication Design for Graphic Design.