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.

Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

The Museum as Kaleidoscope: On Plantations Past and Present in Louisiana

March 26 @ 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm

3:00 – 4:15 pm

Ehrlicher Room (3100 North Quad) and online.

What do we see when we look at a museum? Jarrett Martin Drake will attempt a response to this question by carefully considering the Angola Museum outside of the Louisiana State Penitentiary. His talk will discuss how museums are rarely windows into the past but more often kaleidoscopes into power.

Jarrett Martin Drake is an educator, ethnographer and organizer who is currently a PhD candidate in anthropology at Harvard University. Prior to pursuing a doctoral degree, Drake obtained a BA in history and an MS in information science with a concentration in archives, during and after which he worked as an archivist and librarian in multiple institutional and non-institutional contexts, most meaningfully with A People’s Archive of Police Violence in Cleveland. Drake was born and raised in Gary, Indiana, where he graduated from The Benjamin Banneker Achievement Center.

Please register here to attend online.

Additional information can be found here.

Co-sponsored by the Museum Studies Program.


March 26
3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Event Category:


School of Information
105 S. State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
+ Google Map
View Venue Website