Museum Studies Program Blog

Exquisite Corpses: Our Dialogue with the Dead in Museums

Robert D. Hicks, Director of the Mütter Museum and Historical Medical Library of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia November 20, 2013 at 6:30 pm, UM Museum of Art Helmut Stern Auditorium Images of post mortem human remains are fascinating and disquieting. They amuse...

Fleeting Beauty, Enduring Consequences: Decisive Issues in Peony Garden Collection Development

David Michener, Associate Curator, U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens; Lecturer, School of Natural Resources and Environment The historic Peony Garden at the University of Michigan Nichols Arboretum already holds the most diverse and largest heritage (pre-1950) herbaceous peony collection in North America. The Arboretum has...