Museum Studies Students Visit Kansas City

Students in the Museum Studies program recently visited several museums in Kansas City, Missouri. The trip, which took place on October 19th and 20th, provided students with the opportunity to meet museum professionals and learn more about museum work.

Museum Studies students pause for a photo outside the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, Missouri

Museum Studies students pause for a photo outside the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, Missouri

Judy Koke, Director of Education and Interpretive Programs at the Nelson Atkins, leads Museum Studies students on a tour through the museum.

Judy Koke, Director of Education and Interpretive Programs at the Nelson Atkins, leads Museum Studies students on a tour through the museum.

Among the museums visited was the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, where the students went on a behind-the-scenes tour and met with several staff members. Judy Koke, Director of Education and Interpretive Programs at the Nelson Atkins, met with students to discuss some of the innovative changes the Nelson was making to better meet the needs of the community.

Other stops included the Toy and Miniature Museum of Kansas City, where students met with WIU Museum Studies alum Lacy Bettcher. And finally the students ended their visit with a trip to the  National World War I Museum.

The trip was sponsored by student organization GEMS.

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