Shannon Davis presenting the content of an exhibit he developed for GENOME: The Secret of How Life Works at the Detroit Science Center.
Museum Consultant, Elaine Gurian, with Ray Silverman (MSP Director) and Brad Taylor (MSP Associate Director).
U-M Museum of Art Curator, Carole McNamara, meeting with MSP04 during a site visit to the Museum of Art.
U-M Museum of Art Director of Education, Ruth Slavin, sharing the plans for the new wing of the Museum of Art with MSP04.
Director of the Exhibit Museum of Natural History, Amy Harris, talking with MSP04 students about the museum's Native American dioramas.
MSP Associate Director, Bradley Taylor, and MSP04 students Deirdre Hennebury, Lydia Herring and Diana Mankowski, with The Henry Ford conservator, Mary Fahey.
Michael Andre presenting captsone project, Remembering/Reinventing Community: Chene Street, Detroit.
Amy Stillman, Associate Professor of American Culture, presenting lecture, Enabling Hawaiian Hula Performance: Tradition and Repatriation of Cultural Patrimony.
Visual souvenirs from the second 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.