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The Mid-Atlantic Association of Museums is holding its annual meeting in Baltimore, on October 9-11. Alumna Kimberly Skerrit, Mobile Learning Program Educator for the National Postal Museum, will be a panelist in the session Mobile Learning in the Museum: How, When and Why, to take place on Tuesday morning. For the rest of the program, click here.

Jennifer Kingsley


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In September Professor Rebecca Brown will present the paper “Pushing the Boundaries (But Not Too Much): Indian Contemporary Art in the US" at the 2011 American Council for Southern Asian Art symposium. Her talk presents parts of her ongoing research on the Festival of India, a group of over 40 exhibitions that took place across the USA in 1985-86. From a major show of historical Indian sculpture at the National Gallery in Washington D.C. to a blockbuster India! show at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, and from a small photography exhibition in Berkeley to a show on colonial American exchanges with eighteenth-century India in Salem Massachusetts, the Festival is a key case for investigating how exhibits of art and culture serve cultural diplomacy, national identity, commerce and tourism. (more)

In the Fall of 2010, Professor Brown taught a course related to this research, The Politics of Display in South Asia, in which students examined the Festival alongside nineteenth-century international exhibitions and regional collections of South Asian art.

Jennifer Kingsley


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