The Museum Proseminar began the Fall term outdoors and is now meeting on-line due to Covid-19.
Experts speak. Colleagues discuss. Students engage . . . and have fun. The Video and Photo Galleries offer a window into some of the many memorable events and activities organized by the Museum Studies Program. Topical colloquia, lectures, and workshops about issues in museum studies feature prominent scholars and practitioners who examine a wide range of current issues facing the museum world. Our video samples convey the range of ideas and interests explored within the Museum Studies Program. The photos take you inside the world of our students and scholars, visually documenting their work and the life of the program.
Visual souvenirs from the sixteenth cohort of the Museum Studies graduate certificate program.
Dr. Margaret Bruchac, Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Pennsylvania, will discuss strategies for recovering Indigenous object histories through material analyses, consultation, and re-assessments of imposed museological categories that may have distanced objects from their origins. She will reveal how memories can...
“The Unvarnished Truth”: Reframing the National Narrative at the National Museum of African American History and Culture
William S. Pretzer, Senior Curator of History at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) explores the American story through the lens of the African American experience as displayed at the NMAAHC — a museum regarded as exhibiting one of...
Visual souvenirs from the fifteenth cohort of the MSP graduate program.