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New Exhibitions at MSU Museum Showcase Faculty Research, Unveiling Innovative Perspectives

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The Michigan State University (MSU) Museum is excited to announce two compelling exhibitions featuring faculty research at Michigan State University. VirtualGenome and Domicology – Creating a Sustainable Built Environment, exemplify the Museum’s commitment to serving as a catalyst for interdisciplinary exploration and research. VirtualGenome, currently open in the New Horizons Gallery, presents a Virtual Reality […]

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$2M gift from Forest Akers Trust will fund visionary project at MSU Museum

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The MSU Museum is the benefactor of a transformative gift of $2 million from the Forest Akers Trust, a major step forward in reimagining how the museum engages with its communities and educates future generations. The generous investment will be used to construct and equip two groundbreaking spaces within the museum — an Immersive Lab […]

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MSU Students Partner with the Smithsonian and MSU Museum for Impactful Collaborations

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In a creative collaboration, a multidisciplinary team of Michigan State University (MSU) students have worked with the Smithsonian to test a new approach to accessible design using a Smithsonian exhibition, “Knowing Nature: Stories of the Boreal Forest,” currently on view at the MSU Museum. Through innovative technology and educational initiatives, the students are paving the […]

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MSU Museum Selected to Participate in Smithsonian African American Craft Legacy Project

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The MSU Museum, a Smithsonian Affiliate, is one of four organizations selected to take part in a project through the Smithsonian’s Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage to expand the visibility of underrepresented local elder African American artisans. The project—Cultural Sustainability and Legacy Planning for Craft Artists—was conceived to assist makers in safeguarding their stories […]

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The MSU Museum Hosts Ignite Talks Featuring Michigan State University Student Research

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The Michigan State University Museum (MSU) is excited to announce the launch of Ignite Talks MSU, a one-of-a kind event set to captivate and inspire attendees through a series of dynamic and fast-paced presentations. The inaugural event will take place on November 9, 2023, at the RCAH (Residential College in the Arts and Humanities) Theater, […]

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Michigan State University Launches CIRCLE: A Hub for Interdisciplinarity

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The Center for Interdisciplinary Research, Collaboration, Learning, and Engagement (CIRCLE) will officially launch on October 18, 2023, with a celebration at the MSU Museum. This innovative center aims to foster interdisciplinary collaboration across teaching, scholarship, and engagement, providing valuable training, support, facilitation, and evaluation services. The center will build community for interdisciplinary scholars whose work […]

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MSU Museum Partners with Smithsonian to Explore Latino Museum’s Remarkable Journey

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In celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month, the Michigan State University (MSU) Museum is excited to present a special event titled “Building a Legacy: Inside the Journey to Establish the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Latino,” featuring the founding director Jorge Zamanillo. This free public program will take place on Thursday, October 5, at […]

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Unravel Mysteries & Revel in Thrills: MSU Museum’s First Fridays Tailored for College Students!

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The MSU Museum is proud to announce an exciting new lineup of First Friday programs tailored specifically for college students. These engaging and interactive events are set to take place on the first Friday of each month, starting on October 6, and promise an unforgettable experience filled with mystery, celebrations, delicious food, games, and more. […]

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Open call for residency at intersection of art, science and technology

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The Facility for Rare Isotope Beams, or FRIB, the MSU Museum and Michigan State University’s art, science and culture collaborative, the STEAMpower Project, are excited to announce the inaugural open call for the MSUFCU Arts Power Up Arts Residency program. This new residency aims to foster collaboration, exploration, experimentation and innovation, culminating in the creation of groundbreaking artworks at […]

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MSU Museum Welcomes Dr. Ethan Watrall as Curator of Archaeology

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The Michigan State University (MSU) Museum is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr. Ethan Watrall as Curator of Archaeology, effective August 15, 2023. Dr. Watrall’s expertise as an anthropological archaeologist coupled with his scholarly focus on the use of digital methods and computational approaches in archaeology and heritage will significantly enhance the Museum’s strategic […]

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