The Museum Studies Program engages with people at institutions across southeast Michigan and beyond. We create and maintain partnerships with people at local museums and cultural institutions in a variety of ways including student Capstone projects, regional site visits with students currently enrolled in the proseminar classes, and collaborations on a variety of events featuring guest speakers from an array of different types of museums. Information provided by clicking on the links below will provide an overview of the institutions that we collaborate with and the ways in which our students engage with these sites.
At the Intersection of Time and Culture: Reflections on Researching Ancient Sculpture in the Present-day Louvre
Welcome to the Museum Studies Program!
Today's museums are dynamic institutions playing increasingly important roles in the communities they serve. In addition to being a place for collecting, preserving, studying and exhibiting "things," museums have become vital arenas for learning, exploring and negotiating the complex relationships that people have with the social and natural environments in which they live.