Museum Studies Program Blog

Alumni kudos!

Kudos to… Caroline Braden (MSP13), in addition to her work as the Guests Accessibility/Special Needs Coordinator at The Henry Ford, also chairs a consortium, the Michigan Alliance for Cultural Accessibility.  The consortium shares resources and best practices in order to enhance the accessibility of...

Alumni kudos!

Kudos to… Monica Patterson (MSP07) who just began a new position directing the Curatorial Studies Program at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada.  Also, in September Monica will be presenting a paper entitled “Not Just Something to Celebrate: Reading the Spaces Between in MOSAÏCANADA150/GATINEAU 2017”...

Using Racist Memorabilia to Teach Tolerance and Promote Social Justice: the Case of the Jim Crow Museum

The Jim Crow Museum is the nation’s largest publicly accessible collection of racist artifacts. Located on the campus of Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Michigan, the museum houses more than 12,000 objects—primarily, but not exclusively, segregation era artifacts and everyday anti-black caricatured objects....

Alumni kudos!

Kudos to…  MSP alumni Caroline Braden (MSP13) and David Choberka (MSP03) who recently presented at the annual Michigan Museums Association conference.  Caroline co-presented a session called “Accessibility Collaborations: Working Within and Across Communities” and David participated in a session titled “Museum Cross-Training: How to...