Museum Studies Program Blog

A Swift Death and Steady Resurrection: Salvage Anthropology and U.S. Museums

This presentation will explore salvage anthropology, a movement spurred by threats of extinction faced by indigenous societies that brought millions of material culture objects into museums.  As a result, questions have arisen for museums such as what to do with stolen artifacts, stolen knowledge,...

April 12 – Museums at Noon presentation

Speaker:  Christopher Mulvey (PhD, Anthropology) When:  12:00 pm on Friday, April 12 Where: UM Museum of Art Multi-Purpose Room (125)   Online Collections and Teaching Whiteness at the University of Michigan Museum of Art The presenter will discuss his work at the University of...

Alumni kudos!

KT Lowe, (MSP10) Coordinator of Library Instruction and Service Learning at Indiana University East, taught her first official college class this fall – a first year seminar course. Her LibGuide on fake news has received national attention from Forbes Magazine among others. She also...

March 29 – Museums at Noon presentation

Speaker:  Alison Rittershaus (PhD candidate, Interdepartmental Program in Classical Art and Archaeology) When:  12:00 pm on Friday, March 29 Where: UM Museum of Art Multi-Purpose Room (125)   Enhancing Access to Roman Ceramics at the Harvard Art Museums The presenter will discuss the work...

Michigan Historic Preservation Network annual conference – May 16-18

The Michigan Historic Preservation Network’s 39th Annual Statewide Preservation Conference will be held May 16-18 in Holland, MI.  Participating as a scholar or volunteer provides unique networking opportunities and eliminates or generously reduces the cost of attendance. For conference details, visit: www.mhpn.org/happenings/annual-conference/.