A Museum for Future Fossils Summer School will run from May 28-June 14, 2019 with portions of the program taking place in London, ON, Toronto, and New York City. Students in the summer school will explore the questions of the project through research, curating, presentations, field trips, and learning, all led by top experts in the field (many of whom will also attend the workshop). The Summer School will be immersive, intense, and unforgettable. Explore the Great Lakes and plastics pollution in London, Ontario, delve into museum collections in Toronto, and tour an oyster reclamation project in the New York City harbor. These are just some of the events that will take place and that will parallel the curation of two student-led exhibitions and a professionally-published catalogue.

Some funding will be available to cover travel and subsistence costs. Click here for more information about costs and funding.

The summer school may be used for course credit, depending on your university.

14 students will be accepted to the 2019 summer school.

If you are interested in applying, please click the Apply button in the upper right hand corner. Applications are open from October 1-December 1, 2018. If you have any questions, please contact us.

Image by 5Gyres, courtesy of Oregon State University [creative commons].

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LEARN

Learn from top artists, curators, historians, visual culture scholars, Indigenous elders, community experts, and many others in this unique opportunity.

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CURATE

Help to curate two exhibitions in the Artlab at Western University and at NYU Gallatin.

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WRITE

Object studies of “artefacts” of the Anthropocene will be amassed, edited, and published in a professionally-designed catalogue. (image credit: Durable Good)

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teach

Take the opportunity to share your knowledge with undergraduate students from NYU Gallatin.

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travel

The Summer School will take place in London, ON, Toronto, and New York and will include numerous field trips to lakes, museums, waste management facilities, environmentally-friendly off-grid homes, reclamation projects, and other sites.

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PRESENT

Present your work in a symposium of experts in New York City, organized by NYU Gallatin.