MMSt50 is an initiative organized by Museum Studies professors, students, alumni and staff to mark the 50th anniversary of the Master of Museum Studies program at the University of Toronto. Throughout our 50th year, we are exploring the theme of risk-taking with scheduled events including an alumni reunion, expert panels and a special exhibition.
Want to attend a Museum Studies alumni meet-up in your city? Check out our planned events.
George Jacob, who as the first Commonwealth Scholar, graduated in 1996 from the Master of Museum Studies. He has worked at various institutions including the Philip J. Currie Museum in Northern Alberta, the Mauna Kea Astronomy Education center in Hawaii and is currently at the San Francisco Bay Ecotarium.
Deborah Robichaud graduated in 1980, in class 12 of what was then called the Master of Museology program at the University of Toronto.
Risk in a professional setting is often perceived as something unwanted – something to avoid at all costs. We want to be calculated in our decisions, and to be sure of their successes. Rather than seeking risk out, many of us choose to cast doubt upon it.
Museum Risk-Taking: A Path to Success? An expert panel discussion held on February 7, 2019 at 5PM.
The MMSt50 Committee is composed of current MMSt students, alumni, faculty members and staff.
The first-ever Musings writing workshop focusing on Risk-Taking and Digital Strategies with Sarah Hill from Lord Cultural Resources.
MMSt50 kicked off with a lecture from cultural historian Constance Classen, a cultural historian whose topic was “Collecting Our Senses: Seeing, Hearing and Touching in the Museum”.