Museum Studies Program Blog

UM launches new arts initiative

A comprehensive presidential arts initiative designed to “unleash imagination and creativity” at the University of Michigan was announced Oct 3 by President Mark Schlissel. Underscoring the importance of the arts—including their power to foster creativity, create fuller and smarter humans, and advance humanity—Schlissel also...

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 Submissions can include original, unpublished work that explores all topics important to the museum community.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...