Renee Miller engaging museum visitors in a formative evaluation exercise for Detroit Science Center exhibition, The Brain: The World Inside Your Head.
MSP03 students, Katie Johnson and Leilani Dawson, talking with Juliana Egof and Eileen Kurahashi at the "Activating the Past" symposium.
Participants in the Activating the Past symposium visiting the Charles Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit.
President of The Henry Ford, Steve Hamp, meeting with the Museum Studies Proseminar.
MSP03 on a site visit to the Toledo Museum of Art.
Director Bob Grese talking with MSP03 students during a site visit to U-M Nichols Arboretum.
Leilah Lyons presenting a paper at the annual Michigan Museums Association Meeting in Flint, Michigan.
Henrike Florusbosch and friends in Bamako during her internship at the National Museum of Mali.
Visual souvenirs from the first cohort of the MSP graduate program.
The University of Michigan 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.
In response to this movement, the museum profession has seen significant growth and greater demand for qualified museum specialists. It is an arena that offers many exciting opportunities for the application of knowledge, skills and critical thinking associated with a variety of disciplines.