2010 MSP Visiting Scholar, Ivan Karp, talking with folks during his visit to the Heidelberg Project in Detroit.
Grad students talking with Director of Learning and Interpretation, Jennifer Czajkowski, about the Splendor of the Hour Dining Table during a site visit to the DIA.
MSP visiting lecturer, Betsy Quick, Director of Education at the UCLA Fowler Museum, conducting a workshop with U-M Museum of Art docents.
Monica Huerta (MSP07) leading a Spanish language tour in the new Contemporary Wing of the Art Institute of Chicago as part of her graduate practicum.
MSP09 grad students posing with Renee Sintenis's bronze "Donkey" during their site visit to the Detroit Institute of Arts.
MSP09 grad students Ann Wieck, Mei-chen Pan, and Sarah Gothie presenting on their capstone project at the Charles L. Freer House in Detroit.
MSP09 grad students meeting with Director Amy Harris during their site visit to the U-M Exhibit Museum of Natural History.
MSP09 grad students with MSP Director, Ray Silverman, during a site visit to the U-M Kelsey Museum of Archaeology.
MSP grad students enjoying themselves at the annual beginning-of-the-year party that brings together graduate students from multiple cohorts and MSP faculty.
MSP undergrad Marisa Szpytman (Near Eastern Studies '11) with New Mexico's Bloom Mound excavation artifacts during her U-M Museum of Anthropology internship.
Visual souvenirs of the seventh cohort of the MSP graduate program and the undergraduate 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.