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MSU MUSEUM HELPS CRAFT ‘CAMPUS AND COMMUNITY’ PROGRAM AT THE 2012 SMITHSONIAN FOLKLIFE FESTIVAL In 1862, President Abraham Lincoln signed legislation to establish the land-grant university system and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Today, the land-grant mission of “knowledge with public purpose,” is evident in research, learning and community engagement projects that make the world…

South African Quilts added to the Quilt Index

The South Africa Quilt History Project (SAQHP) is a trans-national research project to facilitate a network of individuals and institutions committed to creating access to digital texts and images related to South Africa’s rich heritage of quiltmaking. The project endeavors to join forces with and augment the work of the South African Quilters’; Guild that…

High Honors for Heritage

MSU MUSEUM ANNOUNCES 2012 MICHIGAN HERITAGE AWARDS, APPRENTICESHIP RECIPIENTS The Michigan State University Museum announces honorees in two programs celebrating and sustaining traditional arts practices in the state:  the 2012 Michigan Heritage Awards (MHA), and the 2012 Michigan Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Program (MTAAP) recipients. The Michigan Heritage Award is the state’s highest distinction to honor…