2015 Annual Michigan Museums Association Conference

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    A record number of attendees registered for this year’s MMA Annual Conference held at the University of Michigan
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    Michigan Studies Program graduate Sanam Arab receives an award for her volunteer efforts on behalf of MMA Executive Director, Lisa Craig Brisson
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    Determination and persistence are always a key to success
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    Opening night reception at the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum
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    MMA board member Kelsey Schnell (Mackinac State Historic Parks) enjoys the opportunity to catch up with a colleague at the opening night reception
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    The MMA Ann Arbor Conference included escorted tours of 10 of the university’s museums. MSP’s Prof. Carla Sinopoli presented a compelling history of the university’s museums at a plenary session that ended the conference.
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    Michigan’s museums come in a variety of types, all of them fascinating in their own unique way
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    The opening night reception included a wide variety of exhibits that brought a smile to all
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    Keynote speaker, Dr. Tonya Matthews, of the Michigan Science Center got things off to a strong start
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    Detroit artist, Tyree Guyton, and Heidelberg Project CEO, Jenenne Whitfield, celebrate the success of their presentation with MSP Associate Director and MMA board member, Brad Taylor
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    Dr. David Pilgrim of the Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia in Big Rapids received one of two Peninsulas Prizes awarded, MMA’s highest recognition for life time contribution to the field.

The 2015 annual Michigan Museums Association Conference was held on the campus of the University of Michigan.  The Museum Studies Program assisted in coordinating this event, and many of our faculty, alumni, and students participated in a highly successful conference.