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November 16: Digital Approaches to Museum Collections & Historic Sites

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Please join us for public lecture, “Digital Approaches to Museum Collections & Historic Sites: From 3D Scanning to Modeling,” with Direct Dimensions, Inc. Thursday, November 16, 2017 5:30pm, BLC Room 4040 Homewood Campus For over twenty years Direct Dimensions Inc. has been providing advanced three-dimensional measurement, scanning and modeling services for a wide range of industries […]

September 21: Gods and Roller Coasters

Please join us for the public lecture, “Gods and Roller Coasters: Religion in Theme Parks Worldwide,” with Crispin Paine, writer, editor, and honorary lecturer, from the Institute of Archaeology, UCL. Thursday, September 21, 2017 5:00pm, 110 Maryland Hall Homewood Campus Scholar Crispin Paine, best known for his books Religious Objects in Museums: Private Lives and Public […]

Welcome back

Come to Museums and Society’s Fall reception and check out some of what’s happened over the summer. Joyce Scott’s sculpture Ancestry Doll has been installed in the Hutzler reading room. We also premiere the student authored audioguide to JHU’s public art. Share what you’ve been up to by emailing

Joyce J. Scott’s Ancestry Doll

Students in Jennifer Kingsley’s Spring 2017 class “Collections Remix” mined JHU collections for materials that reflect the experiences of African Americans. Students Madelena Brancati and Nia Josiah worked with a newly acquired artwork by Baltimore artist and MacArthur genius award winner Joyce J. Scott, identifying a site on campus for the sculpture, developing an installation […]

M&S Students will help revitalize Catoctin Furnace

The Frederick News Post reports on the renovation of Catoctin Furnace, which will feature the research and interpretive work of students in this Fall’s Heritage at Work, taught by Elizabeth Comer and supported by M&S’ Andrew W. Mellon Foundation grant.

Practical Ethics Grant Awarded

Drs. Connolly (History), Kingsley (Museums and Society) and Mott (Africana Studies) have been awarded funding from the JHU Exploration of Practical Ethics program for their project Housing Our Story: Towards Archival Justice for Black Baltimore. The project engages in the practical ethics of building an archive about African-American staff and contract workers at the Johns Hopkins […]

Behind the Scenes at the Venice Biennale

In June nine students from Baltimore traveled to the Venice Biennale with Dr. Rodini. They explored the exhibition and the city assisted by BMA staff, and talked art, politics, and life with U.S. representative artist Mark Bradford. Check out their posts on Instagram, @bmoreinvenice.

Class of 2017

Congratulations to our 2017 graduates as they head off onto their exciting next endeavors. We will miss your presence in and around Gilman Hall! Visit The Hub for complete 2017 Commencement coverage.

Temps d’Afrique: The Beautiful Struggle

Read this piece by Casey Haughin, ’19, on Temps d’Afrique’s interventions at Homewood Museum and Shriver Hall. The JHU Exhibitionist is a student-run publication dedicated to museum topics. Congratulations to our graduating senior editors, Helena Arose and Sarah Braver! Write to to get involved.

Emily Sneff , M&S ’12, featured in the New York Times

Read about the important discovery made by alumna Emily Sneff as project manager with Harvard’s Declaration Resources Project. Emily, who majored in History, wrote her senior thesis on Sir John Sloane’s ‘Nicknackatory’ and worked at the American Philosophical Society Museum before moving to Harvard. Congratulations, Emily!