Black Kirby artists with Julian Chambliss signing four prints that are now part of the MSU Museum’s collection. From left to right: (Left) John Jennings; (Center) Julian Chambliss, John Jennings, Stacy Robinson; (Right) Stacy Robinson

Superheroes, Remixed: “Black Kirby” and Re-housed Vertebrates at the MSU Museum

In his October 2019 letter, MSU Museum Director Mark Auslander reflects on the Museum’s new curator of history, Dr. Julian Chambliss, a specialist in black superheroes, and on the museum’s recent award of an important Federal grant, allowing for the rehousing of thousands of animal specimens in our Natural Sciences

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Black Kirby: An Afrofuturist Homecoming

The MSU Museum to Unveil Four Prints from the Artist Collaborative Black Kirby The Michigan State University Museum is celebrating the arrival of a new collection of four prints by Black Kirby, an artist collaborative composed of artists/professors John Jennings (UC Riverside) and Stacey Robinson (University of Illinois). The unveiling

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Image Caption: A taxidermy-mounted Rufous Hornbill (Buceros hydrocorax) was donated to the Museum in 1917 by Mr. J.H. Tibbs (class of 1912). The focus of the grant project is to improve environmental conditions and accessibility of over 5,000 bird and mammal specimens that are preserved as taxidermy mounts, tanned skins, study skins, or skeletons in the MSU Museum. Photo by Barbara L. Lundrigan

MSU Museum 1 of 2 Michigan Institutions Awarded Federal Grant

‘Museums for America’ Grant Will Help Improve Natural Science Collections Care The Michigan State University Museum recently received a $113,000 grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to improve accessibility, environmental conditions, and housing for more than 5,600 vertebrate specimens, including rare, endangered, and threatened species. Some of

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Julian Chambliss Joins the MSU Museum as Val Berryman Curator of History 

The MSU Museum, the science and culture museum of Michigan State University, announces the appointment of Dr. Julian C. Chambliss as the Val Berryman Curator of History. Val Berryman, the museum’s late Curator of History, worked at the MSU Museum for half a century. His estate established the Berryman Bequest,

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