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.

What Do Curators Know?

Michigan League Ann Arbor, MI

Tuesday, March 27 at 6:30 pm Michigan League (Michigan Room) Presentation by Steven Lubar Professor of American Studies, History of Art and Architecture, and History, Brown University and Museum Studies Program Visiting Scholar Curators are experts on an astonishing range of topics. But what else...

Historic House Museums workshop

Michigan League Ann Arbor, MI

The morning session of this workshop is free and open to the public.  The afternoon visit to Fair Lane Estate, however, is limited to 40 people and is fully registered. House museums have been a mainstay of the American museum landscape for generations.  The...