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JUBILEE: Roman Catholic Pilgrimage Culture in Papal Rome, 1500 – 1675

Senior, and Museums & Society student, Taylor Alessio curated, “JUBILEE: Roman Catholic Pilgrimage Culture in Papal Rome, 1500 – 1675,” a rare book exhibition featuring beautifully illustrated books from the Italian Renaissance.” Taylor will be giving a talk about the exhibition at noon on Friday, April 29, 2016 at the Milton S. Eisenhower Library’s M-Level […]


April 12: Disaster and Response with Terry Drayman-Weisser

Intentional destruction of irreplaceable ancient sites and artifacts in Syria and Iraq have captured the world’s attention. What part can American conservators and organizations play in preserving heritage before it is lost? “Disaster and Response: The Conservator’s Role in Saving Global Heritage” Terry Drayman-Weisser Director of Conservation & Technical Research, Retired with Distinction, The Walters […]


Surface Tension

Hopkins graduate (and Museums and Society minor), Joseph Shaikewitz, has organized the upcoming curated project titled “SURFACE TENSION,” which will open on April 9 at Current Space (located at the corner of Howard and Franklin). It’s an exhibition of new painting from  local artists Colin Alexander, Taha Heydari, Marisa LaGuardia, and Jinie Park who each complicate […]


April 22: E. Bruce Robertson Lecture

“Placing Knowledge: University and Museum in 19th Century London” E. Bruce Robertson Professor of History of Art and Director of the University Museum, University of California Santa Barbara Friday, April 22, 2016 1:30pm 300 Gilman Hall [Sponsored by the History of Science & Technology Department and the Program in Museums and Society] See flyer here.


Conversations with the Carrolls

Conversations with the Carrolls, a student-run living history performance at the Homewood Museum, tells the story of the Carroll family and their slaves who lived in the house in the 1800s. Performance dates and times: 7 p.m. on Friday, April 1, 2 and 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 2, 2 p.m. with a talkback afterward, […]


A Sense of Place

Congratulations to M&S Program director, Elizabeth Rodini, for her article, “A sense of place: Rethinking a bucolic landscape,” in the December 2015 edition of the International Council of Museums (ICOM) magazine! Her article describes the close relationships that have formed between the students, faculty, and the Homewood Museum through academic projects which focus on uncovering […]


2016 JHU Summer Abroad: London and Cambridge!

“London: Art, History, and Culture in Context” English Museums & Libraries from the Middle Ages to the Modern Era 2016 JHU Summer Abroad with instructor Earle Havens This course will involve behind-the-scenes tours with the instructor and curators of the major art, science, and cultural museums, palaces, and historic rare book and manuscript libraries, as […]


M&S Announces Call for Papers

M&S is planning a panel addressing the role museums have played in the formation of academic disciplines for submission to The Making of the Humanities conference to be held at JHU Oct. 5-7, 2016.  Submissions are due April 1.


February 2: Stephen Bury Lecture

“Gaining/Losing Control: The Artist and the Book Format” with Stephen Bury Early 20th-century avant-garde artists experimenting with the artist book and livre d’artiste sought to assert their control of the final appearance of the book. But in the 1960s, re-envisioning the book as a democratic multiple, conceptual artists began to surrender that control to the […]


January 29: Museums Now Panel Discussion

Why create a museum today? What are museums good for, now? Where are museums going? Join us for a panel discussion with the founders of the Morbid Anatomy Museum in Brooklyn, “M” Museum in New York, the Contemporary in Baltimore, and the American Writers Museum in Chicago. Friday, January 29, 2016 Gilman 50 2:00pm-4:00pm [Presented […]