Shannon Davis (MSP04), Anna Perricci (MSP06) and Katie Raff (MSP05) chatting at annual Museum Studies Fall Gathering.
MSP06 students during site visit to Cabella's.
David Pilgrim, Curator of Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabelia and Professor at Ferris State University delivering lecture about exhibiting racist artifacts in museums.
Jason Nargis, Alison Byrnes, and Tammy Shreiner meeting with curator, Jim Klodzen, at American Museum of Magic.
MSP06 students meeting with David Michener and Catriona Mortell during a site visit to U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens.
Senior Museum Consultant and MSP Visiting Scholar, Elaine Heumann Gurian, meeting with Susan Fekko, Drew Ciancia and Donald Buaku.
MSP06 students meeting with Director Greg Wittkop during site visit to Cranbrook Museum of Art.
Visual souvenirs from the fourth 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.