(SIOUX CITY) Cynthia Sweet, Executive Director of The Iowa Museum Association and IMA Board Vice President Al Harris Fernandez, Sioux City Art Center and IMA Scholarship Committee Chair, have announced the recipients of three scholarships to attend the 2013 Iowa Museum Association Annual Meeting and Conference, to be held October 6-8, Sioux City, Iowa.
Applicants for the scholarship must be first-time attendees of an Iowa Museum Association Annual Meeting and Conference and work as an employee or volunteer at a non-profit art center, museum, botanical garden, arboretum, historic site, zoo or science center located within the state of Iowa. Students enrolled in a degree program involving any of the above fields of study were also encouraged to apply. The scholarship covers the conference registration fee and conference meals. No lodging, extra meals, or extra workshops are included.
The recipients of the 2013 scholarships are James Bruce, Board Member, Historic Central School, Lake City; Madeline Mongar, Inventory Assistant, Danish Immigrant Museum, Elk Horn; and Matt Parbs, Director, Sawmill Museum, Clinton.
Madeline Mongar is a recent graduate of Northwest Missouri State University (BA History/Public History). She has just begun a one year internship as an inventory assistant at the Danish Immigrant Museum, Elk Horn, Iowa, after which she hopes to attend graduate school. Madeline is eager to broaden her skills and knowledge by attending a variety of sessions at the IMA conference.
The IMA conference is open to anyone interested in the work of Iowa’s museums. Conference information is available at www.iowamuseums.org or by contacting Executive Director Cynthia Sweet at email@example.com or 319-239-2236.