Author: Museum Studies Program

Kudos for Summer 2015

Here are some student accomplishments that we learned about in May. David Choberka (MSP03) David is completing his third year as Mellon Academic Coordinator at the University of Michigan Museum of Art. His main responsibility is to increase visits to the museum by university...

Inextinguishable—A Conversation with Detroit Artist Tyree Guyton

Artist Tyree Guyton’s art installations along Detroit’s Heidelberg Street have inspired and healed its local community for decades. Recent arson fires have destroyed many of the buildings. The artist will discuss plans on revitalizing this important site. Sponsored by the University of Michigan Museum...

Kudos for Fall 2014

Here are some student accomplishments that we learned about in September. Henrike Florusbosch (MSP03) Henrike has begun blogging for the Leiden Institute’s Anthropology Department. Her posts center around fieldwork, gender, and heritage, both in Mali and the Netherlands, with heritage and other museum topics...

A Postcard from Glasgow

This Letter from the Field was shared with us by Caitlin Townsend – MSP2013. I’m now six weeks into my practicum experience in Glasgow, Scotland. My project is to research, develop, and write the key themes and stories for the redisplay of the West...

Kudos for Summer 2014

Here are some student accomplishments that we learned about in June. Henrike Florusbosch (MSP03) Henrike has published an article in Anthropology News on two community-based heritage initiatives in West Africa.  The article, “Chiefs and Griots Making Culture: The Politics and Economics of Local Heritage Initiatives...