Museum Studies Program Blog

November 17 – Museums at Noon presentation

Museums at Noon presentation by Amanda Respess (PhD candidate, Anthropology and History) “Narrative and Nationalism: Islamic Science in American Museum Practice” This talk examines the historical context of the acquisition of Islamicate scientific objects and their inclusion in American collections and exhibitions, which have...

Alumni kudos!

Kudos to… Gina Konstantopoulos (MSP10)  Gina recently finished the second year of a post-doctoral fellowship at the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, where she had the opportunity to work in the Near Eastern Art department at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.  From...

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...