UST Art History Department hosts career symposium Nov. 12

UST Art History Department hosts career symposium Nov. 12

The University of St. Thomas Art History Department will host a career symposium at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12, in O’Shaughnessy Educational Center auditorium.

The symposium, free and open to the public, is designed to inspire students of art history and other arts-related disciplines to form concrete, creative and positive career plans.  A reception follows.

Panelists, who will share their experiences and knowledge about pathways to arts-related careers, will include:

  • Russell Belk, owner and president of Museum Services, a Minneapolis-based organization specializing in art installation, conservation, framing, transport, crating and storage, exhibit development and collections management.
  • Patty Grell, an art conservator for Museum Services.
  • Inga Hakanson, who earned her B.A. in art history from St. Thomas in 2006 and recently earned a Master of Arts in Fine and Decorative Art from Sotheby’s Institute of Art in London.
  • Elaine Lilly, Ph.D., Mankato, Minn.-based founder of Writer’s First Aid, a service to academic writers. Lilly provides editing of Web site content, grant proposals and manuscripts in a full range of disciplines. She was faculty grants coordinator at St. Thomas from 1995 to 2001.
  • Treden Wagoner, coordinator of education technology programs at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts.

For more information call the Art History Department, (651) 962-5560.