Taking of tour of the newly opened University of Michigan Museum of Natural History
William Pretzer, Senior Curator of History at the Smithsonian Museum of African American History and Culture presents “The Unvarnished Truth”: Reframing the National Narrative at the National Museum of African American History and Culture
Learning history about the Detroit Red Wings at Olympia Entertainment in Detroit
At the Abrams Planetarium on the campus of Michigan State University
Saving the solar system at MSU's Abrams Planetarium.
MSP Associate Director Brad Taylor receives the President's Award from the Michigan Museums Association. He is joined (left to right) by MSP interim Director Margaret Hedstrom, museum colleague Tim Chester, MSP alumni Sanam Arab, and MSP founding Director, Ray Silverman,
Paula Gangopadhyay presents "Riding the Wave: The Changing Role of Museums and Museum Professionals"
The group visits Fair Lane, the home of Clara and Henry Ford.
Visiting scholar, Margaret Bruchac from the University of Pennsylvania, presents "Listening to Object Witnesses: Decolonizing Research in Museum Collections"
The students learn from a curator at the Arab American National Museum
The group enjoys a tour of Greenfield Village and The Henry Ford Museum
Visual souvenirs from the sixteenth cohort of the Museum Studies graduate certificate 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.