Not An Alternative is a NY-based collective that works at the intersection of art, activism, and critical theory. The group has a mission to affect popular understandings of histories, symbols, and institutions through the occupation and redeployment of popular vernacular, semiotics and memes. Not...
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 in our Issues in Museum Studies series, and the annual Whitesell Lectures feature prominent scholars and practitioners who examine a wide range of current issues facing the museum world. Our video offerings convey the range of ideas and interests explored within the Museum Studies Program. The slide shows take you inside the world of our students, visually documenting their work and the social life of the program.
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...
Elaine Heumann Gurian, Senior Museum Consultant, facilitates a panel discussion with conference participants and presents her thoughts on the changes that technology brings.
Panel discussion with Leilah Lyons, Tanya Dewey, and Günter Waibel.
Museum Technologies/Museum Transformations – Günter Waibel – Turning the Museum Inside Out: Smithsonian Scale Digitization
Günter Waibel is the Director of the Smithsonian Digitization Program at the Smithsonian Institution.
Museum Technologies/Museum Transformations – Tanya Dewey – The Animal Diversity Web: Bringing Museums into Classrooms
Tanya Dewey is Project Director of the Animal Diversity Web, University of Michigan Museum of Zoology.