Public programs facilitate dialogue between academics and professionals, informing scholarship and strengthening practice.
Multiple day conferences, year-long colloquia, individual lectures, “conversations” between individuals, hands-on workshops, and “brown bag” talks featuring our graduate students all contribute to the remarkable richness of MSP offerings.
Video recordings of many MSP lectures are archived for viewing in our Media Gallery.
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Michigan Museums Association Annual Conference
September 30, 2015 - October 2, 2015
The annual Michigan Museums Association annual conference has come to a close, and many of our Museum Studies Program faculty and alumni participated throughout the event. A full schedule of events and presentations that took place can be found at the MMA conference website, and below are the presentations in which our MSP folks participated. Visit the photo gallery for of some of the conference highlights.
Caroline Braden (MSP13 alumni – Guest Accessibility and Special Needs Assistant, The Henry Ford) – “Creating and Implementing a Visitor Accessibility Plan at Institutions Small and Large”
Ray Silverman (MSP Steering Committee member, Professor, History of Art, Afroamerican and African Studies, and Museum Studies) – “Inextinguishable – A Conversation with Detroit Artist Tyree Guyton”
Carla Sinopoli (MSP Director, Professor of Anthropology, Curator of Asian Archaeology and Ethnology, Museum of Anthropological Archaeology) – “Preparing for Change: Training the Next Generation of Museum Professionals”
J. Amadeaus Scott (MSP08 alumni – NAGPRA Collections Assistant Manager, U-M Museum of Anthropological Archaeology) – “NAGPRA Basics”
Maria Cotera (MSP Steering Committee member, Associate Professor of American Culture, Women’s Studies, and Latino Studies) – “Passionate Praxis: Rethinking the Museum on the Streets of Detroit”
Diana C. Sierra Becerra (MSP12 alumni – PhD candidate, History and Women’s Studies, University of Michigan) – “Maintaining Relevance in the Age of Austerity: Lessons from a Salvadoran Museum”
Courtney Cottrell (MSP12 alumni – PhD candidate, Anthropology, University of Michigan) – “The Role of Artistic Freedom in New Exhibitions: Berlin’s Ethnographic Museum’s Collaboration with Das Helmi”
Carla Sinopoli (MSP Director, Professor of Anthropology, Curator of Asian Archaeology and Ethnology, Museum of Anthropological Archaeology) – “Museums, Collections and the History of the University of Michigan: Looking Backwards and Forwards During the U-M Bicentennial”