Category: Gallery

Fleeting Beauty, Enduring Consequences: Decisive Issues in Peony Garden Collection Development

David Michener, Associate Curator, U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens; Lecturer, School of Natural Resources and Environment The historic Peony Garden at the University of Michigan Nichols Arboretum already holds the most diverse and largest heritage (pre-1950) herbaceous peony collection in North America. The Arboretum has...

Using Objects of Intolerance to Teach Tolerance and Promote Social Justice: The Case of the Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia

David Pilgrim, Curator, The Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia and Professor, Ferris State University The Jim Crow Museum (JCM) began as the personal project of then-Sociology Professor David Pilgrim, and grew out of his collection of more than 3,000 segregation-related artifacts. After using...


Photo gallery of 10th anniversary celebration of the Museum Studies Program.