Category: Gallery

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.

Museum Narratives and Transnational Reputations: History, State Legitimacy, and Contested Heritage in Ukraine and Spain

Presenters: Grace Mahoney (PhD candidate, Slavic Languages and Literatures) Félix Zamora-Gómez (PhD candidate, Romance Languages and Literatures) Overview: How do curatorial works and memorial sites simultaneously serve as tools for constructing national identities and as materials in a state’s claim for transnational reputation? How...

Reimagining Detroit’s Museum and Cultural District

In its Midtown district, Detroit boasts a concentrated set of high-powered cultural institutions. Clustered around the DIA, they include the Detroit Historical Museum, The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, the Michigan Science Center, and the Detroit Public Library. In recent years,...

Learning from History at The Henry Ford – Two Perspectives

In this conversation, two participants will discuss a different project that they were involved with at The Henry Ford Museum: Reconstructing History/Reimagining Originality: The Case of Henry Ford’s English Preservations (Bradley Taylor, Associate Director Emeritus, Museum Studies Program) As the Stock Market Crash of...