Nancy Villa Bryk

A photo of Nancy Villa Bryk

Professor of Historic Preservation

Geography & Geology

140F Strong Hall


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  • MBA, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, 2007
  • MA, American Culture, University of Michigan, 1980
  • Graduate Certificate, Museum Practice, University of Michigan, 1989
  • BA, Double Major: Art History/U.S. History, University of Michigan, 1978


  • GEOG 446 Heritage Interpretation and Tourism
  • GHPR 532 Introduction to Curatorship
  • GHPR 533 Introduction to Historic Administration
  • GHPR 537 Interpretive Programming for Organizations
  • GHPR 539 American Decorative Arts
  • GEOG 541 Material Cultures: An Interdisciplinary Overview
  • GHPR 591 Special Topic: Documenting Collections
  • GHPR 591 Special Topic: Introduction to Museum Education
  • GHPR 591 Special Topic: Museum Challenges
  • GHPR 632 Interpreting the Historic House

Selected Professional Service

Professor Bryk is an educator and museum curator whose research focuses on late 19th and early 20th century material culture studies and interpretation of historic houses. Ms. Bryk served as director of education and public programs at Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, as curator of domestic life at The Henry Ford, and as adjunct faculty in Eastern Michigan University's Graduate Program in Historic Preservation and the University of Michigan's Museum Studies Program. Ms. Bryk completed her MBA at the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business (2007), received her MA in American Culture at the University of Michigan (1980) and her Graduate Certification in Museum Practice from the University of Michigan (1989). She holds a BA (double major) in American History and Art History from the University of Michigan.