FSU’s Great Give is a 36-hour online giving campaign in support of academic programs, scholarships and student activities at Florida State University and The Ringling. Florida State supporters can make gifts from 9 a.m. on Thursday, March 22 until the campaign ends at 9 p.m. on Friday, March 23.
Every year The Ringling hosts graduate students in residence as part of the MA program in Museum and Cultural Heritage Studies offered in partnership with the Department of Art History at FSU. The residency exposes students to what life is like in a professional museum environment. As part of weekly seminars on the subjects of exhibition development and public programs, the students take short fieldtrips to other museums in and around Sarasota. With support from FSU’s Great Give, these experiences could be supplemented by an extended trip to Miami. This exciting opportunity would introduce the students to the city’s many museums, which would greatly enrich their understanding of and appreciation for the variety of institutions within the museum field.