Lucy Smith and Tori Cox have some fun during a tour of the Toledo Zoo.
Kim Ransom explores the Rosa Parks bus at The Henry Ford
The group learns about the Stearns Collection of Musical Instruments in a behind-the-scenes tour led by Kwasi Ampene.
Alison Rittershaus (PhD candidate, Interdepartmental Program in Classical Art & Archaeology) presents on her work with Roman ceramics at the Harvard Art Museums
MSP visiting scholar, Sam Redman, presents his lecture, "A Swift Death and Steady Resurrection: Salvage Anthropology and U.S. Museums."
Visiting scholar, Sam Redman, with MSP interim Director, Margaret Hedstrom and Associate Director, Brad Taylor.
Dr. David Pilgrim presents "Using Racist Memorabilia to Teach Tolerance and Promote Social Justice" to a a packed auditorium.
The cohort visits Olympia Entertainment's Little Caesar's Arena to learn about hockey history.
The group takes a tour of the Holocaust Museum.
The students gets a tour of the behind-the-scenes research area at UM's Herbarium from Curator, Tony Reznicek.
Timnet Gedar (PhD candidate, History) presents on her work with exhibitions at the National Museum of Eritrea.
One of the final student capstone presentations... This group worked with Cobblestone Farm on their exhibition space.
MSU Museum Director, Mark Auslander, presents "Museums as Sites of Healing: Empathy, Repair, and Critical Reflection."
Learning about textiles at the Washtenaw County Historical Society
Visual souvenirs from the fifteenth 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.