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4 M&S students to present at DREAMS on 4/21

Come learn from JHU undergraduates, including 4 students in Prof. Rodini’s fall “Who Owns Culture?” course. Helena Arose ’17, Sarah Braver’ 17, Casey Haughin ’19, and Christina Kiriakos ’17 will present posters on topics ranging from ancient Babylon to the wreck of the Titanic, from Cuba to Istanbul. Friday, April 21, 1-4 p.m. in the Goldfarb Gym for […]


April 3: Queering Zoos: Unsettling Performance of Humanity and Animality

Please join us for the lecture, “Queering Zoos: Unsettling Performance of Humanity and Animality,” with Jean Estebanez, Geographer and University Lecturer, Université Paris Est-Creteil. Monday, April 3, 2017 5:30pm, 400 Gilman Hall Homewood Campus The lecture is free and open to the public! [Sponsored by the Program in Museums and Society and the Alexander Grass […]


Artists’ Book Exhibit at the Baltimore Museum of Art

From March 12-June 25, 2017, the Baltimore Museum of Art will be featuring the exhibit Off the Shelf: Modern and Contemporary Artists’ Books, a collaborative project between the BMA and JHU’s Program in Museums and Society, led by Rena M. Hoisington, Senior Curator of Prints, Drawings & Photographs. The exhibit is the result of Spring […]


March 13: Preserving the Archaeological Heritage for the Future

Please join us for the lecture, “Preserving the Archaeological Heritage for the Future: Museum Policies, Safe Havens, and the Conflict in the Middle East,” with Patty Gerstenblith, distinguished Research Professor of Law! Monday, March 13, 2017 5:30pm, Mason Hall Homewood Campus The lecture is free and open to the public! [Sponsored by the Program in Museums […]


Collecting and Cataloguing the Contemporary

Read about this unique course (AS.389.358) in which students studied a local collection—in Baltimore and NYC!—and prepared text for a publication, as reported by Museums & Society minor Thaara Shankar in the student-edited JHU Exhibitionist.


February 6: GLAM Careers for Every Major

Monday, February 6, 2017 400 Gilman Hall 6-7:30pm Come and hear professionals from the Maryland State Archives, the National Aquarium in Maryland, and the Smithsonian discuss exciting jobs that you can find in the GLAM sector (Galleries, Libraries, Archives, and Museums)! You wouldn’t believe how many different kinds of jobs there are in museums! For […]


Student and Alumni News

Kit Harris ’11 is co-author of the exhibition catalog Della Robbia: Sculpting with Color​ in Renaissance Florence; Emily Rodgers ’16 has been admitted to grad programs in archaeological science in the UK; and Emily Sneff, ’12 and Dakota DeVos ’11 sent us this photo update from Boston. And a NYC reunion is in the works for this spring. Graduates: send us your news!


What is Happening? Presents Climate Change in Baltimore

Date: Thurs. December 8th from 10am-2pm Location: outdoors in front of Mudd Hall What is Happening? partners with local artists and Hopkins student groups to stage interactive arts events, or Happenings, on campus based on issues significant to Baltimore. This Happening was created in collaboration with Students for Environmental Action (SEA) and Yurie Murayama, student […]


Students Attend Hearing of the Cultural Property Advisory Committee

Elizabeth Rodini and Students

On October 25, 2016, Elizabeth Rodini and five students in her “Who Owns Culture?” course attended the open hearing of the Cultural Property Advisory Committee at the Department of State in Washington, D.C. They listened to public testimony regarding the renewal of Memoranda of Understanding with Cyprus and Peru and chatted briefly with members of […]


Storage and Stockpiling as Techniques of Preparedness in Labs and Museums

Please join us for the Frédéric Keck lecture Storage and Stockpiling as Techniques of Preparedness in Labs and Museums on Friday, October 28, 2016, 4pm, in Mergenthaler 426. This lecture is being presented by the Department of Anthropology and the Program in Museums and Society. Please see the flyer for more information about the lecture.