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Lecture Series

A Day at the Museum

Are you curious about what occurs behind the scenes in our U-M museum or about the people and skills it takes to make a museum work? Have you wondered what it would be like to have a job in a museum or about the kinds of training you need to pursue a museum career?

This winter, please join us for a series of lectures and discussions featuring U-M's museum professionals. Presenters will include some of U-M's museum directors, curators, conservators, collection managers, registrars, exhibit designers and others, who will discuss and answer questions about how they became involved in museum work and describe their typical day at the museum.

All lectures will be held at the Kelsey Museum, Room 124, from 2:30-3:30 PM

Free and Open to the Public.

  • January 7: Curators
    Laurie Talalay (Kelsey Museum of Archaeology), Natsu Oyobe (Museum of Art)
  • January 21: Museum Directors
    Amy Harris (Exhibit Museum of Natural History), Bob Grese (Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum)
  • February 4: Collections Staff
    Karen O'Brien (Museum of Anthropology), Lori Mott (Museum of Art), Janet Hinshaw (Museum of Zoology)
  • February 11: Education
    Sarah Thompson (Exhibit Museum of Natural History), Todd Gerring (Kelsey Museum of Archaeology)
  • March 11: Exhibit Preparators
    John Klausmeyer (Exhibit Museum of Natural History), Scott Meier (Kelsey Museum of Archaeology)
  • March 25: Conservators
    Ann Flowers (Bentley Library), Suzanne Davis (Kelsey Museum of Archaeology), Cathy Baker (Graduate Library)
  • April 1: Collections Staff II
    Peggy Daub (Special Collections), Richard Rabeler (University Herbarium), Shannon O'Dell (Sindecuse Museum of Dentistry)
  • April 15: Fundraising/ Grant Writers
    Nora Webber (Exhibit Museum of Natural History), Todd Ahrens (Museum of Art)