Public programs facilitate dialogue between academics and professionals, informing scholarship and strengthening practice.
Multiple day conferences, year-long colloquia, individual lectures, “conversations” between individuals, hands-on workshops, and Museums at Noon talks featuring our graduate students all contribute to the remarkable richness of MSP offerings.
Video recordings of some MSP lectures are archived for viewing in our Media Gallery.
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Reception for prospective students – Feb 6
February 6, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Museum Studies Program invites students enrolled in any graduate program at the University of Michigan to apply for admission starting in Fall 2019. This multidisciplinary graduate certificate program draws on ideas from the arts, humanities, natural and social sciences, and technology and provides countless opportunities to apply theories in a vast array of museums and cultural institutions on campus, in the region, nationally and around the world.
The MSP curriculum examines the role of museums in society as sites of memory, learning, research, cultural production, public scholarship, civic engagement, and entertainment. The 12-credit certificate program consists of the Museum Studies Seminar (Fall and Winter terms, 6 credits), approved electives (6 credits), and a funded internship. It prepares students for academic and professional careers in museums, heritage sites, arboretums, botanical gardens, zoos and other living collections, and universities.
Applications are currently being accepted for Fall 2019
Application Deadline: March 1, 2019
A reception will be held for interested students to talk with current students and faculty to learn more about the program. The reception will be held February 6 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm in the UM Museum of Art Multi-Purpose Room (125).