Our team is comprised of students in Master of Museum Studies (MMSt) and Combined Degree Program (CDP)

MOLLY GOSEWICH (she/her)

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF, CONTRIBUTING WRITER

Molly Gosewich is a second year Master of Museum Studies Candidate in the Jewish Studies Collaborative Specialization. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Professional Communication with a Minor in Music & Culture from X University (formerly Ryerson University) with a specific focus on visual culture, musicology, and image-based art. She is passionate about Jewish, European, and Photographic Studies and hopes to work with an institution that values the intersection of her passions. Outside of Musings and working on her thesis, Molly loves chai lattes, thrifting, practicing her German, and listening to her vinyl collection.

JEFIMIJA VUJCIC (she/her)

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF, CONTRIBUTING WRITER

Jefimija "Mia" Vujcic is a second year MMSt student. She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Toronto with a double major in socio-cultural anthropology and history, along with a French minor. Her museum interests are broadly in exhibitions, research, and interpretation. She is especially interested in memory studies, global heritage, and diaspora communities - and is looking to continue to research along these lines. When not in museums, she spends her time learning languages, reading (or just admiring her overcrowded bookshelves!) and writing creatively - preferably all with an iced coffee in hand.

ANA VILLEGAS(she/her)

COMMUNICATIONS AND SOCIAL MEDIA OFFICER

Ana Villegas is a first-year Museum Studies Master’s student, doing a collaborative specialization in Jewish Studies. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Honours in History degree from Trent University. Her historical focus was Modern European history, particularly in interwar dictatorships, the Holocaust, and fascism. Right now, her studies on museums focus on education, exhibition design, and interpretive planning. She is also an Associate Editor for the iJournal and works as a Creative Director in Śvās magazine. In Ana’s spare time you can find her in the Inforum reading a history book, watching a film, or learning German.

 

CURRENT CONTRIBUTING WRITERS

RACHEL DEITERDING (she/her)

EXHIBITION REVIEWS

Rachel Deiterding is a second year Master of Museum Studies Student and arts administrator who is working towards completing her Master’s thesis which explores current approaches to decolonizing museum practice in Ontario’s small- to medium-sized public art institutions. With a background in Art History and Museum Studies from Western University, Rachel’s academic work is focused on alternative writings of art history, decolonizing institutional spaces, building communal systems of support, and the power of contemporary art to inspire critical thinking and social change. Outside of her research she can be found cooking elaborate vegetarian meals, exploring contemporary gallery spaces, or reading on her porch. 

AVIGAYIL MARGOLIS (they/she)

RESEARCH COLUMN & MUSE NEWS

Avi Margolis is a first year MMSt student. They completed their undergraduate degree in Anthropology at X University. Avi has always been passionate about the importance of material culture in helping people connect with the past and the importance of making museums more accessible to the public. As a child their favourite activity for a day off school was always to visit the ROM. Avi is especially interested in the philosophy and pedagogy of museums. In their free time, they are an avid baker, knitter, sewer, reader, and occasional game designer.

ANNABELLE KOLOMEISKY (she/her)

WALK OF FAME

Annabelle Kolomeisky is currently a second year MMSt student in the Faculty of Information. She completed her undergraduate degree in History, Renaissance Studies, and Material Culture. Her interest in museums is rooted in her passion for history and curiosity for objects and materials. Through the Material Culture program at the University of Toronto she was able to explore the museum world during her undergrad and immediately fell in love, bringing her back to the university with the Master of Museum program. In her spare time Annabelle loves to act, bake, and of course visit museums!

NATALIE SCOLA (she/her)

A MUSE BOUCHE & SEW WHAT

Natalie is a second year student in the Master of Museum Studies Program. She holds a honours degree in Art History & Museum Studies and a major in the Arts and Humanities from Western University. Natalie is interested in museum education and programming – especially getting people to think about art! When not visiting museums, Natalie spends her time thinking about cooking and baking, and how food can be a connecting point for people, heritage and museums. In her spare time, Natalie love to cook, read lots of books and garden.

 

JINGSHU HELEN YAO (she/her)

COLOUR THE CANVAS & CHECK-INS

Jingshu Helen Yao is a creative writer based in Toronto. Coming to Canada from China for post-secondary education, her experience inspired her to explore bilingual and multicultural practice in her writings. She is now pursuing the Museum Studies graduate program and is excited to explore new directions in academia and writing. She is interested in learning the methods in which museums can better involve Indigenous, queer, and other minority communities in Canada. 

MEGAN MAHON (she/her)

BREAKING THE GLASS CASE

Megan is a second year MMSt student with interests in repatriation, decolonization, and community engagement. She is interested in material culture, particularly from the classical and medieval periods, and food history is one of her biggest passions. In her free time, she enjoys knitting, reading, and trying out new recipes! 

NESHAN TUNG (she/her)

SHE'S MY MUSE

Neshan Tung is a first year MMst student. She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Calgary, majoring in English and minoring in Philosophy. Neshan is interested in how art galleries and museums can adopt participatory frameworks to resonate more with the public. She is also intrigued by emerging methodologies for decolonizing museum and gallery spaces. Neshan’s interests include twentieth century art and photography, feminism, modernism, surrealism, folklore, stories of Sikh immigrants in Canada, Indigenous oral histories, the evolution of rock music, literature, eastern and continental philosophy, confessional poetry, local histories, and ghost towns. In her free time, Neshan likes to make collages, shop for records, write poetry and see live music. 

KARA ANNETT (she/her)

COLLECTIONS CORNER

Kara Annett is a first year MMSt student. She completed her undergraduate degree in History and French Literature at the University of Alberta, where she developed an interest in cultural history and the history of women. Kara is particularly interested in how material culture can be used to tell stories and how museums can encourage interactions between the public and their collections, as well as making museums community centres. In her free time, Kara enjoys reading, painting, and figuring out which café has the best chai in Toronto.


 

SARAH COZZARIN (she/her)

BEYOND TRADITION

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