News & Events Archive


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, […]


Museums and Academia

What compels us to collect? What objects do institutions value and what do their collections say about them (and us)? If you could create your own exhibition or museum, what would it be? These are no small questions, yet they are considered daily by students and teachers in the courses offered in the Program in […]


Representing History: Panel Discussion April 2

On April 2, the Program in Museums and Society will host a panel discussion on museums, exhibits, and the representation of history. Speakers include: Avi Decter, director of the Jewish Museum of Maryland; Kym Rice, director of museum studies at George Washington University; and Ken Yellis, principal at Project Development Systems.


March 6: The Challenge of Building a National Museum

Historian Lonnie Bunch, founding director of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, discusses the obstacles he faces as he positions the last museum to be built on the D.C. Mall as a “quintessentially American” museum.


Mellon-Funded Staging Suburbia Course Goes on Field Trip

On Tuesday, February 14, students in the Staging Suburbia course, the product of a Mellon-funded collaboration with the Jewish Museum, visited the neighborhoods about which they will be creating an exhibit for Fall 2012: Baltimore’s post-war Jewish suburbs. The museum staff teaching the course did not forget to include a stopover at Miller’s delicatessen, to […]


M&S Student Founds Museum Buddies Program

M&S Student Founds Museum Buddies Program
Four boys run across the lawn, sticks in hand, wooden hoops rolling in front of them. Several children crouch down to shoot marbles, while others try their hand at lawn bowling. It’s a scene that could have taken place in Charles Carroll Jr.’s time, but instead it is early autumn 2011, and the children are […]


2011 MAAM Annual Meeting

The Mid-Atlantic Association of Museums is holding its annual meeting in Baltimore, 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.


Student Stories

Among the many museum events and exhibits opening this week in conjunction with the tenth anniversary of the September 11 attacks is “Sites of Passage” at the Mattress Factory Museum in Pittsburgh (September 9, 2011–January 8, 2012). M&S alumnus Corey Sattler has been heavily involved with the Firefly Tunnel Project that led to the show, […]


Breaking Into Museum Careers

Please join Museums and Society, the Career Center, and the Baltimore Museum of Art this Wednesday, March 9, from 4:30-6 p.m. for our annual “Breaking Into Museum Careers” discussion panel. The talk will be held in the Baltimore Museum of Art Hess Boardroom and will include four speakers who have each had diverse careers in […]