Applications due Sept.15 for VMFA Museum Leaders in Training Program
9/1/2017, 9:54 a.m.
The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is accepting applications from students in grades eight through 12 for its Museum Leaders in Training Program.
The program will focus on museum archival collections and documentation, with participants creating a digital map and audio tour of late artist Benjamin Wigfall’s experience as a young African-American in Church Hill.
Through weekly workshops held 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday evenings from Oct. 5 through the end of January, students will meet visiting artists and museum professionals and participate in lectures and discussions. There also will be hands-on activities illustrating strategies used by professionals for documenting and storing art and other media for preservation in a collection.
As a senior at Armstrong High School in the late 1940s, Mr. Wigfall attended VMFA classes and later received several museum fellowships that helped fund his studies at then Hampton Institute.
Deadline for applications is 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 15.
Applications and information are online at https://vmfa.museum/teens/mlit/.