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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 Museums at Noon talks featuring our graduate students all contribute to the remarkable richness of MSP offerings.

Video recordings of some MSP lectures are archived for viewing in our Media Gallery.

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March 2020

Collecting Oceania

March 13 @ 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 event needed to be cancelled to to COVID-19 precautions. Title:  Collecting Oceania Date:  Friday, March 13 Time:  12:00 pm Location:  UM Museum of Art, Multi-Purpose Room (125) Presenter:  Emily Cornish (PhD candidate, History of Art) Traveling along numerous intellectual, social, political and cultural…

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CLIFF 2020: (Counter) Narratives of Migration

March 13 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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This event needed to be cancelled to to COVID-19 precautions. The Museum Studies Program is proud to co-sponsor the 2020 CLIFF conference.  CLIFF is an annual conference organized by graduate students in Comparative Literature. This year’s conference theme, “(Counter) Narratives of Migration,” stems from…

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Listening to Object Witnesses: Decolonizing Research in Museum Collections

March 10 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
U-M Museum of Art, Helmut Stern Auditorium, 525 S. State St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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Presentation by Dr. Margaret M. Bruchac How do Indigenous objects in museum collections speak to those who collect, curate, observe, and claim them? The observable materials and patterns of construction obviously reflect particular ecosystems, cultures, and technologies, but do these objects also retain memories…

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January 2020

Reception for prospective students

January 27 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 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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Are you interested in museums, collections, or heritage sites? If so, consider applying for the graduate certificate in museum studies for Fall 2020.  This reception is an informal opportunity to learn more about the program from faculty and students who are already affiliated with…

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December 2019

Study Days at UMMA, Dec 12-15

December 12, 2019 @ 8:00 am - December 15, 2019 @ 8:00 pm

From December 12 through December 15, come to the University of Michigan Museum of Art for four days of studying and stress relief.  Extra tables and couches will be set up throughout the museum and galleries.  In addition to ample study space, self-care and…

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November 2019

Riding the Wave: The changing role of museums and museum professionals

November 12, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Rackham Graduate School, 915 E. Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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Riding the Wave: The changing role of museums and museum professionals Presentation by Paula Gangopadhyay The presenter, a respected and recognized leader in the national museum, cultural, policy, philanthropy and education sectors, offers unique insight about the field gleaned from a highly successful 25 year…

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October 2019

Repatriation and Restitution of Cultural Heritage

October 25, 2019 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

  Repatriation and Restitution of Cultural Heritage: Museums, Universities, and the Ethics of Community Engagement Department of Classical Studies DEI Committee Roundtable: Repatriation and Restitution of Cultural Heritage: Museums, Universities, and the Ethics of Community Engagement October 25, 2:30-3:30PM Classics Library This roundtable was…

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“The Unvarnished Truth”: Reframing the National Narrative at the National Museum of African American History and Culture

October 22, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
U-M Museum of Art, Helmut Stern Auditorium, 525 S. State St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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Presentation by William S. Pretzer, Senior Curator of History, Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture   The Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture opened on the National Mall in Washington, DC, in September 2016.  More than six million individuals have visited…

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September 2019

“Take Your Pick” exhibition selection – UM Museum of Art

September 20, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Date:  Friday, September 20 Time & Location:  2:00 pm, UM Museum of Art UMMA invites Museum Studies Program students to an exclusive meet and greet with collector Peter Cohen, whose photographs are the subject of UMMA's upcoming interactive exhibition Take Your Pick.  Take Your Pick invites you—the Museum’s…

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April 2019

Reinstalling Early Greece at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

April 19, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Date:  Friday, April 19 Time:  12:00 pm Location:  UM Museum of Art, Multi-Purpose Room (125) Presenter:  Caitlin Clerkin (PhD candidate, Interdepartmental Program in Classical Art & Archaeology) Reinstalling Early Greece at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston In the course of my practicum at…

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