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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April 2019

Reinstalling Early Greece at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

April 19 @ 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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MSP18 Student Capstone Presentations

April 17 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

  Presentations for this evening are as follows: 6:00 pm “Curating Exhibition, Education, and Engagement at the Detroit Observatory” Presented by Emily Finch, Erin Johnston-Weiss, Aleksandra Kuznetsova Host institution:  Detroit Observatory   7:00 pm “Cobblestone Farm: Connecting Past and Present in the Wood Shed…

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MSP18 Student Capstone Presentations

April 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Presentations for this evening are as follows: 6:00 pm “Combining the Subjective and the Objective: Assessing Visitor Motivation at UMMA“ Presented by Tori Cox, Kimberly Ransom, Tina Tahir Host institution:  University of Michigan Museum of Art   7:00 pm “Interpreting Incarceration: U.S. Prison Museums and…

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Online Collections and Teaching Whiteness at the University of Michigan Museum of Art

April 12 @ 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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Date:  Friday, April 12 Time:  12:00 pm Location:  UM Museum of Art, Multi-Purpose Room (125) Presenter:  Christopher Mulvey (PhD, Anthropology) Online Collections and Teaching Whiteness at the University of Michigan Museum of Art Over the summer of 2018, I worked as an intern with…

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March 2019

Enhancing Access to Roman Ceramics at the Harvard Art Museums

March 29 @ 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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Date:  Friday, March 29 Time:  12:00 pm Location:  UM Museum of Art, Multi-Purpose Room (125) Presenter:  Alison Rittershaus (PhD candidate, Interdisciplinary Program in Classical Art & Archaeology) Enhancing Access to Roman Ceramics at the Harvard Art Museums This talk discusses the tensions revealed between…

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From Club to Third Space: On the Interrogation and Creation of Community at the Scarab Club, Detroit

March 22 @ 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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Date:  Friday, March 22 Time:  12:00 pm Location:  UM Museum of Art, Multi-Purpose Room (125) Presenter:  Megan Berkobien (PhD candidate, Comparative Literature) From Club to Third Space: On the Interrogation and Creation of Community at the Scarab Club, Detroit For over a century, the…

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“Ancient Color” exhibit reception and opening lecture

March 20 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Kelsey Museum of Archaeology, 434 South State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
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Join us in a discussion about the study of pigments and dyes in the ancient world with archaeologist Hilary Becker (State University of New York), conservation scientist Greg Smith (Indianapolis Museum of Art), art historian Mark Abbe (Lamar Dodd School of Art @ University…

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Locating and Relocating Lugdunum: Collection Management at Lugdunum — Musée et théâtres romains, Lyon

March 15 @ 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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Date:  Friday, March 15 Time:  12:00 pm Location:  UM Museum of Art, Multi-Purpose Room (125) Presenter:  Craig Harvey (PhD candidate, Interdepartmental Program in Classical Art & Archaeology) Locating and Relocating Lugdunum: Collection Management at Lugdunum — Musée et théâtres romains, Lyon The archaeology museum…

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A Swift Death and Steady Resurrection: Salvage Anthropology and U.S. Museums

March 12 @ 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 Samuel J. Redman What should museums do with stolen artifacts? Should the response be similar with stolen knowledge? This talk explores the history and legacy of salvage anthropology as it relates to museums in the United States. Salvage anthropology was a movement…

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Interpreting Objects and Exhibitions at the National Museum of Eritrea

March 1 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Date:  Friday, March 1 Time:  12:00 pm Location:  UM Museum of Art, Multi-Purpose Room (125) Presenter:  Timnet Gedar (PhD candidate, History) Interpreting Objects and Exhibitions at the National Museum of Eritrea The National Museum of Eritrea was established in 1992, a year after the…

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