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Latino Museum Studies Program

Smithsonian Latino Center Announces 2014 Latino Museum Studies Program

The Latino Museum Studies Program (LMSP), organized by the Smithsonian Latino Center (SLC), is dedicated to fostering the development of scholars and emerging leaders in the fields of Latino history, art and culture. This program is offered in two components. The first is a two-week seminar designed to enhance leadership, research and creative skills through a series of panel discussions, hands-on workshops, interactive discussions and behind-the-scenes tours of Smithsonian museums and collections and other important cultural institutions in the nation’s capital. The second component is a four-week practicum at a Smithsonian museum or research center created to advance a Smithsonian project of program initiative. Practicums are assigned based on the skills, interests, experience and area of study of the applicants. The SLC will partner this year with the National Trust for Historic Preservation in Washington, D.C. to offer two additional practicums. Participants are required to complete all six weeks of the program. Fifteen graduate students are selected from a nationwide pool of applicants. Participation is free and includes the cost of round-trip travel to Washington, D.C., housing accommodations for the duration of the six-week program, and a stipend for the practicum.

The Smithsonian Latino Center is a division of the Smithsonian Institution that ensures Latino contributions to art, science and the humanities are highlighted, understood and advanced through the development and support of public programs, scholarly research, museum collections an educational opportunities at the Smithsonian and its affiliated organizations across the U.S. and internationally.

For more information about the Latino Museum Studies Program, call or visit:

Contact Phone: (202) 633-1240

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Apply Through: SOLAA