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Finkelstein named new Evergreen Museum curator and director

Lori Finkelstein, a museum educator who most recently worked at the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore, has been appointed the new director and curator of Evergreen Museum and Library. Dr. Finkelstein has taught three Museums & Society courses over the years (AS.389.372 Zoos as Community Institutions, in Spring 2016 and Spring 2017, and AS.389.364 History of […]


Housing Our Story project featured in The Chronicle

The Housing Our Story project, run by principle investigators Jennifer Kingsley (Museums & Society Program), Shani Mott (Center for Africana Studies), and N.D.B. Connolly (History Department), was recently featured in The Chronicle of Higher Education’s article titled, “Whose History? Scholars and Students Attempt to Correct Years of Archival Neglect at Johns Hopkins.” The project engages […]


‘Sweat’ and Why We Work

Check out the play Sweat at Everyman Theatre and see a small satellite exhibition of Why We Work from the Baltimore Museum of Industry! Sweat is an award winning drama about race, community, and economic struggle in working-class America. It will be running until November 25th at Everyman Theatre. Why We Work is a student created […]


October 24: Kamau Ware’s Origin Stories

JHU’s Program in Museums and Society presents Kamau Ware’s Origin Stories Wednesday, October 24, 2018 6:30-7:30pm Charles Commons, East Room #304 (Please use the 33rd St. entrance) Artist and Historian Kamau Ware is the creator of the Black Gotham Experience, an immersive visual storytelling project that celebrates the impact of the African Diaspora on New York City. Established in […]


Museums and Society “On the Record” with Sheilah Kast

On May 18, senior Gillian Waldo and Lecturer Beth Maloney, Director of Interpretation at the Baltimore Museum of Industry, talked to Sheilah Kast about the M&S “practicum with a capital P”.  Students created the Why We Work exhibit at the BMI.


“More Than A Name”: Homewood’s History of Slaves Exhibition featured on The Hub

“More Than A Name: Enslaved Families at Historic Homewood, an exhibition co-curated by eight undergraduates in a spring 2018 class [AS.389.376] offered by the Program in Museums and Society, focuses on those three families: the Carrolls, the Conners, and William and Becky Ross and their children. The exhibition, which runs through May 27, grew out […]


Why We Work opens at the Baltimore Museum of Industry

 A new interactive exhibit curated by students in M&S Fall 2017 class Museum Lab and designed with the help of students from MICA opens at the BMI. Funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.


Student’s article about Black Panther goes viral

Junior and M&S minor Casey Haughin’s article about Black Panther’s implications for museums in the Hopkins Exhibitionist had 80,000 views within a week of posting and many many comments (over 20,000 on Tumblr alone). Its been picked up by The Baltimore Sun and ArtNet News and mentioned in a Huffington Post article. Have something to say about museums? Wrote […]