A blog sponsored by the Michigan State University Museum's Michigan Traditional Arts Program, a partnership with the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs. Sharing news and information about the Great Lakes Folk Festival, Quilt Index, the MSU Museum's traditional arts activities, Great Lakes traditional artists and arts resources, and much more. Development of content for this blog supported by funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

MSU Museum Welcomes Visiting Scholar Aleia Brown

Photo courtesy of Aleia Brown
The Michigan State University Museum welcomes Aleia Brown, a Middle Tennessee State University doctoral student in public history who recently started a 9 month residency as a visiting scholar at the MSU. She was formerly a curator at the National Afro-American Museum in Wilberforce, Ohio, and is part of a national cohort group leading a very important web blog and twitter chats on museum responses to Ferguson. Click here for more information.

At the MSU Museum, Aleia will be engaged in a number of research, administrative, and educational activities affiliated with folklife and history. One collections-based activity will focus on cataloguing the recent donation of the Dr. Carolyn Mazloomi/Women of Color Quilters Network collection, as well as conducting interviews with key quilt artists who make work addressing civil and human rights.