Museum

photograph of 3 people looking at an ancient book
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Matrix scholars visit Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute in India for cultural exchange

In 2017, Matrix collaborated with the MSU Museum to continue building exciting partnership activities with the Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute (BORI) in Pune, India. The MSU Museum launched a formal staff exchange program with BORI in September 2016 that focuses on Indian and Indian American history and culture, and as part of this exchange Dr….

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Michigan Traditional Arts Program

The Michigan Traditional Arts Program is a partnership of Michigan State University Museum and the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs to advance cross-cultural understanding and equity in a diverse society through the documentation, preservation, and presentation of traditional arts, folklife, and everyday culture in Michigan.

colorful quilt
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Quilt Index

The Quilt Index is the world’s leading digital repository for quilt and quilt ephemera research and scholarship. With over 100,000 quilt records from around the world, the Quilt Index contains an unprecedented amount of information about the history, culture, and art of quilt making.  Each quilt record contains a digitized image of the quilt along…

Painting of the Spartan Statue with a crowd
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On the Banks of the Red Cedar

On the Banks of the Red Cedar provides online access to documents, images, film, and audio materials related to the history of Michigan State University. This site is open for use by MSU faculty, staff, students, alumni, and the public. Combining collections from the MSU Archives & Historical Collections, the MSU Libraries, the MSU Museum…