Museum Studies Program Blog

December 1 event – “Crisistunity: Re-imagining Historic Sites at the National Trust”

December 1 at 6:30 pm at the UM Museum of Art auditorium:  Katherine Malone-France, Vice President for Historic Sites at the National Trust for Historic Preservation, will explore challenges faced by historic sites and house museums and how the National Trust is working to develop...

Nov 10 event – To Amphipolis and Back Again: Crisis Management, Heritage Politics, and Grassroots Activism as “New Heritage” in Greece

November 10 at 6:30 pm, UM Museum of Art auditorium:  Anthropologist Despina Margomenou will discuss the “Greek crisis” and its effect on the national and cultural identity and understandings of Greek heritage.  Her lecture will explore the impact of the crisis on archaeology, museums,...

Nov 3 event – “Cultural Heritage in Sites and Museums in India: Challenges and Opportunities”

November 3 at 6:30 pm, UM Museum of Art auditorium:  Shraddha Bhatawadekar (South Asian Studies) will discuss India’s repository of cultural heritage preserved in archaeological sites of past communities, monuments, and museums.  Such heritage is threatened by multiple risk factors, but initiatives have begun to...

Artist Talk with Daniel Gonzalez

American Culture’s Border Collective Workshop will focus on the growth and changes in Day of the Dead celebrations in Mexico, the U.S. and parts of Latin America.  Day of the Dead is a celebration held on November 1st and 2nd to remember those that...