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What is Nasher MUSE?

Gary Yeh (T’ 17) chats with another student in the Colour Correction exhibition. He helped lead the reimagination of the student advisory board as Nasher MUSE in 2017.
Gary Yeh (T’ 17) chats with another student in the Colour Correction exhibition. He helped lead the reimagination of the student advisory board as Nasher MUSE in 2017.

Nasher MUSE (Museum Undergraduate Student Exec) serves as the undergraduate student voice of and for the Nasher Museum. As a bridge between the widely diverse student body and the museum, MUSE fosters student ownership of the museum, advises museum staff on effective ways to engage the Duke undergrads, and is proactive in promoting the museum throughout the Duke community and beyond. MUSE organizes student-centered events at the museum and initiates critical conversations about contemporary issues in the museum environment. MUSE does not plan or select exhibitions for the museum.

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PLEASE NOTE: Membership with MUSE requires significant personal initiative and time commitment to attend weekly meetings, plan programs and staff programs/events. Members often spend considerable time outside of weekly meetings to plan and promote events. Attendance at events is also required.

Nasher MUSE Ambassador Interest Form

Though our formal application is closed for the 2021-2022 school year, Nasher MUSE still has plenty of opportunities for students interested in working with the museum. We are developing a Nasher MUSE Ambassador Program where students will help market MUSE events and can attend special programming opportunities coordinated by MUSE. If you are interested, please fill out the form below and we will reach out to you shortly.

  • Why are you interested in MUSE?
  • What types of events are you interested in attending and marketing to the student body at the Nasher?

2021 –2022 Nasher MUSE Student Board

Nasher MUSE (Museum Undergraduate Student Exec), the student advisory board, plans student events and works to bring every Duke student to visit the museum at least once during their time at Duke.

Abby Shlesinger           (Co-Chair)
Helen Jennings             (Co-Chair)
Caroline Rettig              (Vice Chair)
Ian Acriche                    (Programming Chair)
Jacqui Lerner                (Engagement Chair)
Julia Deitelbaum           (Finance Chair)
Nat Waxman                  (Programming Chair)
Nigel Sapp                     (Marketing Chair)
Becca Boss
Jonah Cagley
Jenny Chen
Kendall Dees
Willa Gilbert-Goldstein
Abby Johnson
AJ Kochuba
Claire Kraemer
Fer Machicao
Riya Mohan
Alex Penne
Ruth Player
Jason Post
Ella Rubell
Nia Williams
Emily Xu
Dani Yan
Katie Zhang

Questions?

If you have any questions or would like to discuss being a part of Nasher MUSE, please email Ellen C. Raimond, Ph.D., Assistant Curator of Academic Initiatives, at ellen.raimond@duke.edu.

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