Monday, 31 July 2017

ALL OUT OF INK (FOR NOW): MUSINGS TAKES A SHORT BREAK

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR

BY: SERENA YPELAAR

I'm bewildered by how fast time flies. It feels like just yesterday that we launched Musings' summer season, and now it's already time for our August hiatus! This summer has sped by, with our team of Contributing Editors having produced some fascinating content these past three months. Of course, it wouldn't be an academic blog without the very real threat of burnout, so we'll be taking a short respite from writing until school starts again in September.

The Toronto skyline on a hot and sticky day, as seen from one of the Casa Loma towers. Read more about Toronto and its evolution here. Photo courtesy of Serena Ypelaar.
The Musings team has worked hard this summer (amidst internships, summer jobs, and the undeniable allure of good weather) to bring us insightful discussions, interviews, and reflections. Some of our writers touched on topics such as:

I. A personal reflection on how one of Canada's most famous artists, Tom Thomson, was remembered at the Art Gallery of Ontario and the McMichael Canadian Art Collection on the 100th anniversary of his death.

II. A special series of Museum Mondays posts featuring LAM (Library, Archives, Museum) convergence.

III. Your official guide on how to get in the mindset to succeed in grad school, and what to do if you're feeling anxious.

IV. Travel-oriented posts to satisfy your summer wanderlust - from museums in India, Peru, or Southeast Asia to following in the footsteps of Canadian painters in provincial parks.

V. An exclusive peek at the experiences of MMSt interns across Canada and beyond!

These are just a few of the highlights of our summer edition. As always, thank you to all the readers who have engaged with our articles this summer - we can't do it without you!

In September, we'll be returning with our full-time posting schedule, and with new ideas up our sleeves. I'd like to welcome all the incoming first-year students, many of whom I hope will consider joining the Musings team! Look for us at orientation, and keep your eye on our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for the latest updates. In the meantime, have a lovely rest of the summer!

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