News & Events Archive

Museums and Society Students to Intern This Summer

This summer, the Program in Museums and Society will have students interning at the Phillipps Collection in Washington, D.C., the Smithsonian’s Freer and Sackler Galleries, the Walters Art Museum, the Jewish Museum of Maryland, Christie’s, and the Gagosian Gallery.

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Awards M&S $500,000 grant

Museums and Society has been awarded a second grant from the Andrew W. Mellon foundation, to support program activities and to fund new collaborations with regional museums, on topics ranging from the books arts and contemporary art to the bioethics of living collections.

Museums and Society Minor Accepted to Deerfield Summer Fellowship Program

Congratulations to Courtney Little, who will be working this summer at Historic Deerfield as one of their Summer Fellows! This highly competitive program invites undergraduates to go behind the scenes of a significant American historic site as well as pursue research in the museum’s collections.

“Please Touch” Show Opens at MSE Library

“Please Touch” Show Opens at MSE Library
Hannah Weinberg-Wolf's exhibit focuses on the relationship between what we find to be visually and tactilely pleasing. Since the end goal is to get data that can be published in a paper, it is important for visitors to actively participate more than once. Read the article in the JHU Gazette.

Exhibition Invites Visitors to Interact With Objects in the Name of Science

Exhibition Invites Visitors to Interact With Objects in the Name of Science
The Program in Museums and Society, Department of Neuroscience, and Sheridan Libraries at the Johns Hopkins University announce the opening of Please Touch: An Interactive Study on the Neurological Mechanisms of Tactile Aesthetics in the quad-level lobby of the Milton S. Eisenhower Library on the Homewood campus. Curated by Hannah Weinberg-Wolf, this exhibition introduces visitors to the neuroaesthetics of touch and aims to gather useful data from participants. Click to read the article.

Privy to History

Privy to History
The Homewood Museum offers an object lesson in history. Read the article in Johns Hopkins Magazine.

Museums and Society Student Wins DURA Award

Hannah Weinberg-Wolf, class of 2013, received the Dean’s Undergraduate Research Award for her project “Please Touch: An Interactive Study on the Neurological Mechanisms of Tactile Aesthetics.” The project will take the form of an exhibit opening Spring 2013 in the new Gallery Q of the Eisenhower Library. Hannah is working with the Hsiao lab at […]

The Road From Classroom to Career

Courtney Harris '11 pores over historical sources and databases, tracks down experts in the work of particular artists, and tries to authenticate the claims of families who come to her employer, the Commission for Looted Art in Europe. Read the story in Arts & Sciences Magazine.

Sept. 10: The Secular Lives of Sacred Objects: A Global Perspective

In celebration of the student-curated exhibit From Sacred to Secular: Collecting and Caring for Judaica, specialists in African, East Asian, and South East Asian art speak about the changing meanings of ritual objects over time, with particular attention paid to their interpretation, collection, reception, and display by both private connoisseurs and museums in the West, Mali, […]