ein Sommer in Deutschland by Sara Loy

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There were two main goals for my 2012 summer enrichment project. First, I wanted to delve into the history and theory of the art museum. Second, I wanted to begin the process of learning the language and culture of Germany. I began the summer project by spending two weeks alone in southern Germany, visiting and analyzing Munich museums. I next spent a month in Berlin with the Kentucky Institute for International Studies (KIIS) Program where I completed two classes – one in Introductory German and another that focused on museum exhibition and display. Over the summer I gained insight into my project topics, as well as insights into my personal development, academic and career interests, and perspectives of the world. Ich hatte einen großartig Sommer!

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  1. 1. ein Sommer in Deutschland AbstractThere were two main goals for my 2012 summer enrichment Results, Impacts, and Conclusionsproject. First, I wanted to delve into the history and theory of theart museum. Second, I wanted to begin the process of learningthe language and culture of Germany. I began the summerproject by spending two weeks alone in southern Sara Loy Centre College Academic Interests: At the start of my summer, I was a French/German double minor. However, living and studying in Germany made me realize how much work itGermany, visiting and analyzing Munich museums. I next spent A Look at German Culture History, Theory, and Politics of the Museum takes to be fluent in a foreign language, and I can‘t handlea month in Berlin with the Kentucky Institute for International two at once. I dropped German with the aim of studying itStudies (KIIS) Program where I completed two classes – one in Photographs from my travels Within my class ―Museum Exhibition and Display,‖ I wrote museum after Centre and after I‘m proficient in French.Introductory German and another that focused on museum analyses, along with a final: ―Museums as Reflectors and Directorsexhibition and display. Over the summer I gained insight into [of Society].‖ On my own, I wrote a travel editorial. I have submittedmy project topics, as well as insights into my personal Career interests: My desire to be an international traveler Postcard my editorial to Arts Across Kentucky Magazine and the Lexingtondevelopment, academic and career interests, and perspectives of picture perfect as part of my career as an author have only been Herald-Leader.the world. Ich hatte einen großartig Sommer! in Bavaria: encouraged. Not only did I get comfortable spending time the view from Journal Notes: Munich alone, I understood traveling and practiced interacting Introduction my apartment. with professionals in a business way.Project goals: Alte Pinakothek: the frames are very traditional. Renaissance for• To learn beginner-level German. Renaissance paintings, ornate for Baroque, etc.• To understand museums, particularly German art Neue Pinakothek: there are no large signs on the outside of the Berlin Subway Map museums, in new ways. buildings; you have to know where you‘re going. How did museums evolve over the centuries? Museum Branhorst: My guidebook says that ―there is no particular What is it like to be an American student in German In 1990, 105 artists route to follow,‖ which is the opposite of the precisemuseums? painted murals on chronological/academic arrangement of the Alte and Neue. Very How have museums influenced society, and how has what was the Berlin contemporary.society influenced museums? Wall. Today, the East• To practice independent leadership, to step out of my Side Gallery is a 1.3 Excerpt from Report on Jewish Museum: Berlin comfort zone, and to gain experience with km long international memorial to freedom …Bennett says, ―The museum, as ‗backteller,‘ was characterized international travel. by its capacity to bring together, within the same space, a number of Where I Studied different times and to arrange them in the form of a path,‖ and the The German Jewish Museum has done this…The zigzag of Libeskind‘s section Parliament, the emphasizes the different times and hardships undergone by the Jews Reichstag, in Germany... Here, ―the past is made to connect with contemporary = Senefelderplatz, the stop for my hostel sculpted out of social, cultural, and political preoccupations,‖ as the viewer cannot traditional disentangle himself from the effects of Jewish culture on German German milk culture and society today…. Personal insights: The train system in Germany—both for chocolate.. intercity trains and the subway—was extremely Excerpt from Final Class Paper confusing. I have never liked airports or train stations because I like knowing exactly where I‘m going and how …While they are still (and always will be) in motion, museums ―Work makes you to get there. And yet I was able to become an adept today as public institutions play the dual role of both reflecting free,‖ says the navigator of trains. This is a strong example of how and directing social trends. They are both able to reflect the sign on the entry confident I became in myself. I thought I knew who I was ruling power of the time and direct transfers of that power; they gate to and that I could handle obstacles in life without much Sachsenhausen act as instructors on etiquette and social behavior; and they trouble, but nothing showed me what I was capable of like concentration respond to and influence movements of community organizing my trip to, traveling to and around, and living camp. values, especially the value of education. With such in Germany. power, museums are clearly an integral part of society yet a mirror thereof…. At the Brandenburg Gate, Museums visited in Berlin cheering on the German Fußball team during the East Side Gallery (on the Berlin Wall) Euro Cup. Reichstag: the German Parliament = main places of study German Historical Museum Kunsthaus Tacheles Museum Exhibition and Display Sachsenhausen MuseumIn this class, I analyzed the museum from various Jewish Museum Next year I hope to go to the United Kingdomviewpoints: as an American, as a student, as an Hamburger Bahnhof and the Edinburgh Book Festival. Because I hadartist, etc. I used Tony Bennett‘s ―The Birth of the German 100 Pergamon such an enriching experience exploringMuseum‖ as my text. In the theoretical aspect of the Altes National Gallery continental Europe, I intend to travel there again Introductory German familiarized me with the basics ofcourse, I learned the history of the evolution of Neues Museum while doing my project next summer to do German, such as die Zeit, die Zahlen, und das Wettermuseums, as well as the evolution of thought: that real Nicholaikirche research on international writers. Further down (time, numbers, and weather) and Essen und Getränke (food andpieces are better than copies, the debate on how much dOCUMENTA the road, I am thinking about getting a work visa drink). I studied grammatical structure, such as how the Germanwritten information curators should put beside each A German royal coat Van Gogh‘s ―Sunflowers‖ to study or work in Germany. I fell in love with verb goes at the end of the sentence, the three genders of words, andartwork, and so on. For practical use, I learned how to German culture, and while I may not be studying the cases—which allow word order to be rearranged, since theapproach museums with a critical eye because I was the language right now, I hope to—nowhere conjunction of the demonstratives shows what word is what part offorced to analyze museums as collective institutions that would be better than Deutschland itself for that. the sentence. Images from: http://wwp.greenwichmeantime.com/time-zone/europe/european-meant to present a message. Museums are an interaction Most commonly used sentence: Ich möchte eine Kugel Schokolade union/germany/map/index.htm; http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1144763.The_Birth_of_the_Museum;between gallery, artwork, and patron,. What one‘s http://www.betterworldbooks.com/langenscheidt-pocket-dictionary-id-346898135X.aspx; http://www.flickr.com/photos/31727570@N07/6900709663/sizes/l/in/photostream/; http://www.mhrd.k12.nj.us/mhhs/world_languages/german/links.htmexperience is defines the influence of the museum.
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