Museum Studies Program Blog

March 10 presentation – Listening to Object Witnesses: Decolonizing Research in Museum Collections

March 10 presentation – Listening to Object Witnesses: Decolonizing Research in Museum Collections – by Margaret M. Bruchac, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Pennsylvania Dr. Bruchac will discuss strategies for recovering Indigenous object histories through material analyses, consultation, and re-assessments of imposed...

Alumni kudos

Kudos to… Elizabeth Harmon (MSP10) has begun a new position as a Digital Curator at the Smithsonian Institution Archives in Washington, DC. She produces digital resources and exhibitions about women in science from the nineteenth century to the present, and her work will support...

Natural History Collections: Drivers of Innovation – Early Career Scientists Symposium, March 14

The Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Michigan is pleased to announce the program for this year’s Early Career Scientist Symposium. This year’s theme is Natural History Collections: Drivers of Innovation—an exciting symposium about innovative and unconventional uses of biological collections across scientific...

Alumni kudos!

Helen Dixon (MSP07) began a position as Assistant Professor of History at East Carolina University in Greenville, NC.  She teaches courses related to museum studies, such as “Approaches to Historical Objects.”