Author: Amy Smola

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.

Oct 23 brown bag – Cell Block Seven Prison Museum

Cell Block Seven operates as a museum within an operating penitentiary and is dedicated to telling the story of the Michigan Department of Corrections.  This presentation will discuss the original goals for the museum, what has been learned in its first year of operation,...