This annual spring symposium is an opportunity for students to hone their research, writing, and presentation skills. Research projects and papers must be on works or artists in the Chrysler’s collection; historical or cultural links to the Chrysler’s collection; or research relating to Museum Studies. Students may present an alternative research idea, which must be vetted by Museum staff.
Interested students must submit a three- to four-paragraph proposal that details their research and presentation idea. Five to eight student proposals will be selected by Museum staff for inclusion in the April Symposium. Symposium papers are housed in the Jean Outland Chrysler Library.
Students will receive a $200 honorarium.
- Mid-fall: Students submit their proposals to the Museum.
- Late-fall: Students are notified as to whether their proposals were accepted.
- January to March: Students conduct research, write papers, and prepare their presentations.
- March: Students may rehearse their presentations at the Museum with advanced notice and scheduling.
- April: Students present their research during a symposium at the Chrysler Museum.
- Paper length of no more than 10 pages
- Presentation length of no more than 20 minutes
For more information about the symposium and to submit proposals, please contact Allison Taylor, Director of Education, at 757-965-2046 or firstname.lastname@example.org.