MSP07 students meeting with the staff of the Detroit Science Center during a site visit.
Chris Dempsey (MSP05), Curator of the U-M Stearns Collection of Musical Instruments, meeting with MSP07 students.
Lindsay Stern, Bea Zengotitabengoa and Monica Huerta presenting their capstone project, (Re)located Things: The Found Object in Africa.
MSP07 cohort, Director Ray Silverman and Associate Director Bradley Taylor gather for group photo at the end-of-the-year party.
MSP07 students posing in front of Diego Rivera mural during site visit to the Detroit Institute of Arts.
Harold Skramstad, President Emeritus of Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village and MSP Visiting Scholar, delivering 2008 Whitesell Lecture.
Visual souvenirs from the fifth 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.