Museum Studies Program Blog

Transforming Education fall lecture series schedule

The schedule for our fall series, Transforming Education: Conversations About the Past, Present and Future of University Museums is now complete!   When the University of Michigan was first imagined in 1817, its founders envisioned museums as essential to the ambitious educational system they...

Alumni kudos!

Kudos to… Alison Vacca (MSP09), an Assistant Professor of History at the University of Tennessee.  She has two recent publications:  “The Fires of Naxčawan” in Le Muséon, and a book titled Non-Muslim Provinces under early Islam, released in 2017.

MSP16 members assist with Rackham workshop

The Rackham workshop, Making Sensory Ethnography (MSE), offers a collaborative and interdisciplinary space for students, faculty, and professionals to showcase unfinished projects and discuss the process of experimenting with ethnographic methods, forms, and content.   The workshop convenes around the prefix sensory as a...

Sept 29 -Museums at Noon presentation

Growing Protocols: Documenting the Collaborative Process within the Heritage Seeds for Sustainable Lifeways Project   Collaboration between museums and Native American communities has overwhelmingly centered on either museum exhibitions or legally-mandated processes such as those based on the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation...