Cross Currents discussion, Tactical Museology: Thinking Strategically about Community, Museum and the Academy, with (from left to right) Raymond Silverman, Maria Cotera and Aimee VonBokel.
MSP11 grad students meeting with Greg Wittkopp, Director, Cranbrook Art Museum.
MSP Visiting Scholar, Mark O'Neil, and Detroit Institute of Arts Director, Graham Beal, viewing Diego Rivera mural at the DIA.
MSP10 student, KT Lowe, presenting a lecture at the annual Michigan Museums Association meeting.
MSP11 grad students meeting with Mike Stafford, Director, Cranbrook Institute of Science.
MSP11 grad students meeting with conservation staff at the UM Kelsey Museum of Archaeology.
MSP11 grad students meeting with Tom Varitek, Senior Program Manager at The Henry Ford.
A great way to start the year... MSP annual beginning-of-the-year party.
Visual souvenirs from the ninth 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.