Curators Michel Labrecque (Montreal Botanical Garden) and David Michener (U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens) discussing museums and botanical gardens.
Chris Dempsey, Olga Khroustaleva and Katie Raff presenting their project, Woodward Avenue and Beyond: A History of the Michigan Department of Transportation.
Tom Fitzgerald, Senior VP Creative Development, Walt Disney Imagineering, at Behind the Magic: The Influence and Impact of Walt Disney and Disneyland.
MSP05 students meeting with Director of the U-M Museum of Anthropology, Carla Sinopoli.
Director of the Wright Museum of African American History, Christy Coleman, presenting case studies lecture, Conscience, Controversy, and Community.
MSP Director, Ray Silverman, engaged in Conversation... about Museums and Community, with senior museum consultant, Elaine Heumann Gurian.
Visual souvenirs from the third 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.