A Sense of Place

Congratulations to M&S Program director, Elizabeth Rodini, for her article, “A sense of place: Rethinking a bucolic landscape,” in the December 2015 edition of the International Council of Museums (ICOM) magazine!

Her article describes the close relationships that have formed between the students, faculty, and the Homewood Museum through academic projects which focus on uncovering nearly forgotten histories on the Johns Hopkins Homewood campus.

One such project stemmed from a Museums and Society course from Spring 2014 (AS.389.275 Interpreting Collections: An Introduction to Museum Education-Community Based Learning) led by instructor Elizabeth Maloney, and funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, where students, with the assistance of museum and library staff and in conjunction with a design class from MICA, researched various sites throughout the Homewood campus. The project resulted in ten historical signposts displayed around the university bearing the history (with images) of the areas to which they were posted.

The historical signage is still on display. A map of the ten locations can be found here.

For more information, please see:

Hopkins Retrospective article: “A Sense of Place: Hidden Stories of the Homewood Campus”

ICOM: December 2015 issue