News & Events Archive


M&S Welcome Brunch

Museums & Society will be hosting a brunch to welcome everyone back for the Fall 2019 semester! Also, please keep your eyes peeled for news of our upcoming workshop on provenance research and for our October trip to Philadelphia Museums!


Julia Zimmerman wins the President’s Commendation for Achievement in the Arts

Congratulations to M&S minor, and graduating senior, Julia Zimmerman on receiving the President’s Commendation for Achievement in the Arts which recognizes students in KSAS, the School of Engineering, and the Peabody Conservatory who made outstanding contributions in service to the arts! Julia has been active in the arts both on and off campus and, in […]


May 5: Artist Talk with Kiana Beckmen

May 5: Artist Talk with Kiana Beckmen
“Artist Talk with Kiana Beckmen” May 5, 2019 2:00pm Gilman 119 Human vs Infinity is an artist’s book that retells the story of the planet’s spiritual history from the Big Bang to the present. It engages with religious artifacts, symbols, and archaeological sites, negotiating a history which is both personal and global in an idiosyncratic […]


Finkelstein named new Evergreen Museum curator and director

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 […]


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.


Why We Work opens at the Baltimore Museum of Industry

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 […]


American Selfie Exhibit Opens

American Selfie Exhibit Opens
In Professor Kingsley’s Spring 2017 course “Collections Remix” students conceptualized projects to make the experiences of African Americans more visible on campus. Monika Borkovic and Lorna Henson proposed an exhibit of JHU’s real photo postcards of African Americans. This focus show, American Selfie, opens on BLC’s lower level on February 6. Come check it out, and […]