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As part of the Spring 2012 course "Staging Suburbia," offered in collaboration with the Jewish Museum of Maryland, 8 JHU students researched artefacts, images and topics for the museum's upcoming exhibit about Jewish migration in Baltimore and the development of the city's north-west suburbs. Captivated by a 1963 photograph showing a woman throwing pizza dough, Evan Fowler '12, went sleuthing through local archives, contemporary newspapers and city directories, uncovering some surprising information. Read about his discoveries here, in the blog post he wrote for the museum website.

Jennifer Kingsley


Keywords: courses, exhibits, students

Federal Foodies: From Farm to Table in Early Baltimore opens this week at Homewood Museum (February 3-April 29, 2012). The exhibit explores issues from farming and gardening practices to how foods were preserved, prepared and presented in the nineteenth-century, and showcases cookbooks, implements, and images, among other artefacts from the period. The show is curated by students from the Museums and Society course Introduction to Material Culture, taught every Fall by Catherine Arthur, Director of Homewood Museum. Come see what they discovered, including evidence of an early type of community supported agriculture, right here in Baltimore!

Jennifer Kingsley


Keywords: courses, students

Spring courses are now online http://krieger.jhu.edu/museums/courses/. Our second Mellon-funded practicum course "Staging Suburbia with the Jewish Museum of Maryland" invites you to work as a public historian alongside curators and staff of the Jewish Museum, researching primary documents and artifacts to develop an exhibit about Baltimore's Jewish suburbs. The show you create will travel throughout Baltimore. Class meets Tuesdays from 3-5:20pm.

Jennifer Kingsley


As the Lytell Intern at the Baltimore Museum of Art, Hayley Plack got hands-on experience in both museum education and curatorial work. In addition to researching the reinstallation of the Museum's Contemporary Wing and helping to create a new Sketch Pack for family visits, Hayley  worked with Preston Bautista, Director of Public Programs, to prepare for the exhibition "Print by Print: Series from Dürer to Lichtenstein" (October 30, 2011-March 25, 2012). (more)

The prints for the exhibit were chosen by students from the Spring 2010 Museums and Society practicum course “Paper Museums: Exhibiting Prints at The Baltimore Museum of Art" and several of the student curators will be available to talk about their experience at the members' opening. Of the 350 prints that will be displayed, more than half have never been on view at the Museum. A major theme of the show is the significance of serial images in the history of printmaking, a topic Hayley studied as she catalogued different print series in the BMA's collection for Rena Hoisington, Associate Curator of Prints, Drawings and Photographs. Her work will serve to update records in the Museum's data management system.

Jennifer Kingsley


In August Emily Sneff returned to Baltimore after a museum-packed summer in London. While in England, she took a course that went behind the scenes of the Museum of London, and was able to catch the British Museum's installation of the exhibit "Treasures of Heaven: Saints, Relics and Devotion in Medieval Europe" (the third for the show that started at the Cleveland Museum of Art and was at the Walters Art Museum this Spring). In Fall 2010 Emily was among the students in the M&S course "Walking with Reliquaries" who had the chance to work with Associate Curator Martina Bagnoli on an audio tour for the Walters' installation of the exhibit. [more]

She is currently reasearching 17th-19th century books for Earle Havens at the Peabody Library and will be returning to the Walters as a Robert and Nancy Hall intern to work with Martina Bagnoli this Fall.

Jennifer Kingsley


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