Museum Studies Program Blog

October 24 – “University Natural History Museums: Portals of Discovery in the Anthropocene”

Leaders from the Harvard University and University of Michigan’s museums of natural history and comparative zoology will discuss the current historic and scientific importance of such museums for today’s understanding of and research into ecosystems and evolutionary biology that impact the increasing changes to...

Museums at Noon presentation – Oct 20

Kelsey Museum of Archaeology conservator Suzanne Davis will provide an introduction to the field of conservation: what conservators do and where they work, how to become a conservator, some of the issues conservators are concerned about today, and how her work supports the Museum’s...

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...