Museum Studies Program Blog

“File under fascinating”

“Humanities scholars are interested in how people organized information in the past because this tells us about their habits of mind—their intellectual world. When we put facts or things in order, we give them meaning and priority. We say: We care about this because...

Alumni kudos!

Kudos to…   Kristine Ronan (MSP09) published a research article last winter on collections research that she had done at Monticello, “ ‘Kicked About’: Native Culture at Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello.”  The full article can be read here.

Feb 18 – Counting What Counts: Documenting Meaningful Impacts of Digitized Ethnographic Archives

Presentation by Ricardo L. Punzalan, MSP alumni Ethnographic archives hold records that document the resources, history, and culture of Indigenous communities. Often generated in the context of anthropological fieldwork, these materials come in diverse formats (e.g., manuscripts, sound recordings, moving images, and photographs). In...

Call for submissions – “The Museum Scholar”

The Museum Scholar is a free peer-reviewed international journal that publishes research by museum students and emerging professionals.  Original and unpublished work that explores all topics important to the museum community are welcome for submission. Additional information is available in the attachment or at https://www.themuseumscholar.org/ Museum...