University of Michigan Museum of Art (UMMA)
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Description of the Fellow’s Role
For a student interested in exploring art museum education and digital humanities oriented toward college-level teaching and research on topics related to social justice and public scholarship. The Public Humanities Fellow will work with UMMA Academic Outreach and Teaching on curricular engagement with UMMA’s collection by university classes and develop and organize materials related to research and teaching with objects in the art museum’s collection for The Exchange, UMMA’s digital collection system. This includes researching and creating thematic sets of art works for various academic interest groups as well as identifying and organizing other scholarship and media to supplement academic engagement with these learning resources.
Time Commitment and Stipend (i.e., schedule, days per week)
- 3 days per week for 8 weeks
About the University of Michigan Museum of Art
One of the finest university art museums in the country, UMMA holds collections representing 150 years of art collecting. A dynamic schedule of special exhibitions and interpretative programs connects visitors with the rich artistic legacy of the past and today’s avant-garde.
One of the Museum of Art’s most important roles is its contribution to the academic mission of the University of Michigan. From the research and study uses of the extraordinary works of art in our collections, to the teaching implications of all of our temporary exhibitions, the Museum plays an increasingly central role in the academic life of the University, even as it connects to broad regional and national community audiences.