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.

Unseen Connections: A Natural History of the Cellphone

Space 2435, School of Information 105 S. State Street, Ann Arbor, MI

Space 2435, UM North Quad (105 S. State Street) Presentation by Josh Bell, Curator of Globalization at the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian and Museum Studies Program 2024 Visiting Scholar What is the role of anthropology in a natural history museum in the...

“Too Jewish or not Jewish Enough” book launch with author Jeffrey Abt

Frankel Center for Judaic Studies 202 S. Thayer Street, Ann Arbor, MI, United States

This is a celebration of Jeff Abt's newly published book "Too Jewish or not Jewish Enough: Ritual Objects and Avant-Garde Art at the Jewish Museum of New York" (2024).  Join the Frankel Center for Judaic Studies for a panel discussion of the new book...

Exhibit tour at UMMA – “A Gathering”

Join MSP for a tour of "A Gathering," currently on exhibit at UMMA.  (Sign up form coming soon!) A Gathering brings together the newest works of art to enter UMMA’s collection — many on display here for the first time. As a free, public museum,...