Student Blog

Welcome to the Museum Studies blog at the University of Michigan! 

Museums today are more dynamic than ever: in addition to being a site for the collection, study, and exhibition of objects, they have become vital arenas for civic life and community participation. This blog brings together the Graduate Certificate Program and Undergraduate Minor in Museum Studies to share museum happenings, research, and commentary. Our goal is to connect members of the museum community both at UM and in Southeast Michigan more broadly. Check back regularly for student reflections, exhibition reviews, internship/practicum experiences, alumni spotlights, and more.

  • Native Intern in a Native Collection
      “this is the oppressor’s language yet I need it to talk to you.”  This is a line from the poem “The Burning of Paper Instead of Children” by Adrienne Rich, which was later used as the title of an article about naming authorities...