Author: aricken

American Museum of Magic items digitized

Congratulations to our partner, the American Museum of Magic, for their recent inclusion in the Google Cultural Institute project.  Many of the amazing posters from the museum’s collection have been recently digitized for the world to see.  The collection can be seen here.

Nov 10 event – To Amphipolis and Back Again: Crisis Management, Heritage Politics, and Grassroots Activism as “New Heritage” in Greece

November 10 at 6:30 pm, UM Museum of Art auditorium:  Anthropologist Despina Margomenou will discuss the “Greek crisis” and its effect on the national and cultural identity and understandings of Greek heritage.  Her lecture will explore the impact of the crisis on archaeology, museums,...

Nov 3 event – “Cultural Heritage in Sites and Museums in India: Challenges and Opportunities”

November 3 at 6:30 pm, UM Museum of Art auditorium:  Shraddha Bhatawadekar (South Asian Studies) will discuss India’s repository of cultural heritage preserved in archaeological sites of past communities, monuments, and museums.  Such heritage is threatened by multiple risk factors, but initiatives have begun to...


2015 Annual Michigan Museums Association Conference

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.