Two summer museum training programs for grad students

I wanted to pass along two interdisciplinary opportunities to work closely with objects in museum collections in guided training workshops. SIMA is month-long, global in scope, and focussed more on anthropology; Otsego is week-long, Native American in scope, and more focussed on art history. Both are fully subsidized, and both encourage projects geared toward dissertation research. A number of grad students have done both.
Summer Institute in Museum Anthropology (SIMA)
Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History, Washington DC
June 25 – July 20, 2012
Application due March 1, 2012
Otsego Institute for the Study of Native American Art History
Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown, New York
May 20 – 25, 2012
Application due February 15, 2012