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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September 2016

Negotiating Slavery? The Politics of Memory and the Transformations of a State Museum in Colombia

September 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
University of Michigan Museum of Art, First Floor, Multi-Purpose Room,
525 South State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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In a context of controversy surrounding the peace talks between the Colombian government and the FARC guerrilla movement, the country’s museums are currently experiencing deep transformations. State museums in particular face the challenge of becoming more democratic and inclusive institutions even as they remain…

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October 2016

Supporting Youth through Environmental Education: Teaching, Learning, and Design at the Matthaei Botanical Gardens

October 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
University of Michigan Museum of Art, First Floor, Multi-Purpose Room,
525 South State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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Efforts to enhance the scientific capacity of youth often target schools and focus on reforming the existing science curriculum. An often overlooked and underestimated venue for science teaching, learning, and design are out-of-school settings. Everyday experiences in these settings can support science learning for…

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November 2016

Access and the Archive: The Role of Documents Projects in a Digital Age

November 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
University of Michigan Museum of Art, First Floor, Multi-Purpose Room,
525 South State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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This brown bag will examine my practicum experience working with the Documents Projectat the International Center for Art of the Americas (ICAA) at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. The ICAA is the research institute arm of the Latin American Art Curatorial Department, headed…

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