Dr. Noelle Giuffrida
Dr. Noelle Giuffrida
<b>Department: </b>School of Art and David Owsley Museum of Art<br><b>Research Area: </b>Arts of Asia<br>

Department: School of Art and David Owsley Museum of Art

Research Focus:

  • Arts of Asia
  • Curious about what goes on behind-the-scenes at an art museum?
  • Would you like to learn more about objects from Asia?
  • Want to see the results of your research on a gallery label?
  • Then this mentored research opportunity is for you!

Potential Student Project(s):

  • Conduct research on objects from Asia at the David Owsley Museum of Art (DOMA)
  • Assist with documenting research and information about objects for museum physical files, and in museum database
  • Assist in creating didactic materials such as wall texts, object labels, and website content
  • Assist with planning and executing gallery installations

Attributes/skills/background sought in undergraduate:

  • Interest in the arts of Asia
  • Interest in curatorial work in a museum
  • Detail-oriented
  • Library research skills
  • Familiarity with doing research with online museum collection databases
  • Familiarity with, or willingness to learn, Sketchup for designing gallery installations
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality when working with sensitive materials
  • Availability to work at least two consecutive hours at DOMA on Fridays between 12-4
  • Ability to dedicate a total of five hours per week to this project

Mentoring Plan: Meet in August to discuss details of the specific research, writing, and installation projects the student will focus upon. Meet weekly on Fridays to discuss research and curatorial strategies and share progress updates. In order to access materials, the student must spend at least two consecutive hours at the David Owsley Museum of Art on most Fridays between 12-4. Student will work on projects independently and in consultation with Prof. Giuffrida and museum staff.

Contact: 765-285-5793, AJ 214