Student Advisory Board to the Colby College Museum of Art
The Student Advisory Board to the Colby College Museum of Art was founded in the spring of 2014 following the expansion and reopening of the Museum in 2013. In concordance with the Museum’s commitment to serve the Colby community, especially the students, the advisory board was created with the following tenets in mind: to foster and strengthen the relationship between Colby students and the Museum, to increase participation in Museum events and exhibitions, to promote the Museum as a space for student groups as well as individual students, to program specific events tailored to students, to serve as representatives of the student body to the Museum staff, to advise staff on the interests of the student body, to work with staff advisors to the board, to provide experience to the members, to learn about the internal workings of a collegiate museum, and to acquire skills related to public programming.
The Student Advisory Board is committed to the promotion of Museum events through social media, word of mouth, posters, the programming new events for students, and to maintaining and expanding the Friends of the Colby College Museum of Art list, which educates the student body about goings-on at the Museum. Applications for membership on the Student Advisory Board are solicited from interested Colby students, regardless of major or discipline, at the beginning of each fall semester.
See the board’s Facebook page for announcements regarding applications, events, and more.
Fall 2015 Student Advisory Board members are Leah Bilodeau ’17, Nora Hill ’18, Alex Sarappo ’16, Francesca Soriano ’16, Jacob Zhang ’16.
Student Docent Program
Colby students are provided with opportunities to teach in the Museum as part of the student docent program. After the completion of Art 211, Introduction to Museum Education, offered as part of the Art Department curriculum, students will give tours to groups of both adults and schoolchildren.