Museum Studies Program Blog

Call for papers – The Museum Scholar

The Museum Scholar (TMS) is accepting submissions from current students and emerging professionals. Submissions can include original, unpublished work that explores all topics important to the museum community.   Consider turning your final paper or master’s thesis into an article! Submissions are reviewed on a rolling...

Oct 17 – “Our Voices from the Past Carry Us into the Future: Anishnaabek/Odawa History, Culture, and Repatriation”

The Institute for Social Research presents “Our Voices from the Past Carry Us into the Future: Anishnaabek/Odawa History, Culture, and Repatriation” October 17 at 10:00 am, Institute for Social Research Eric Hemenway will discuss Odawa geography, history, and his work with repatriation of human...

Oct 22 event: “The Unvarnished Truth”: Reframing the National Narrative at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture

“The Unvarnished Truth”: Reframing the National Narrative at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture William S. Pretzer, Senior Curator of History, Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture This presentation will explore the American story through the lens...

student kudos – museum studies minor

Kudos to…   Hannah Thoms, an undergraduate student in Anthropology, History, and Museum Studies, received the Terrence McDonald Award.  Terrence McDonald was the former Dean of LSA and is the current Director of the Bentley Historical Library.  The award was established by Honors alumnus, John...

Sept 20 – “Take Your Pick” exhibition selection – UM Museum of Art

UMMA invites Museum Studies Program students to an exclusive meet and greet with collector Peter Cohen, whose photographs are the subject of UMMA’s upcoming interactive exhibition Take Your Pick.  Take Your Pick invites you—the Museum’s visitors—to select photographs for our permanent collection.   What belongs in a permanent...

FAST Lecture Sept 12 – IPCAA in the Field

September’s FAST Lecture is entitled “IPCAA in the Field,” where three current IPCAA PhD students and candidates give short presentations on their own research from the past summer. This research is either separate or in conjunction with their summer excavation fieldwork and representative of...