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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...

Museum Ethics in Collecting and Ownership

Brian Kennedy, President, Director and CEO, Toledo Museum of Art and Peter McIsaac, Associate Professor, Germanic Languages and Literatures, UM, engage in a conversation about ethical and legal issues associated with the acquisition, maintenance and display of objects in museum collections. Winter 2012. Shifts...

What Happened to the “Ant”? Planetariums in the Digital Age: Do They Still Work?

Derrick Pitts, Planetarium Director and Exhibit Developer, Franklin Institute Science Museum, delivers the 2012 Whitesell Lecture that considers the past, present and future of planetariums as theaters of space and time. Winter 2012. Just 25 years ago, planetariums were the theaters of time and...